ONS unveils new 'browse by theme' taxonomy

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The Office for National Statistics has developed plans to overhaul the way in which content on its website is categorised, with the aim to make it more user-friendly.

Currently, the website's taxonomy is based on the National Statistics Category (NSCL) used by statistician to categorise their statistics. However, as it was never designed with a website in mind, the Digital Publishing team embarked on a project to improve the website for users.

The new taxonomy reduces the number of themes from 11 to four under the following headings:

  • Business, Industry and Trade
  • Economy
  • Employment and Labour Market
  • People, Population and Community

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Further details of the categorisation is available on the ONS blog along with a preview of the new structure soon to be made live. For any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting 'taxonomy' in the subject box.


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