The Office for National Statistics has introduced new ‘theme’ pages on its main website – aimed at the non-specialist user – to encourage more people to take an interest in statistics.
The theme pages cover key areas – economy
, labour market
– with plans to roll out others over the next couple of months. The newly created interactive theme pages pull together a variety of sources and use formats such as video, podcasts and infographics, aimed at making the topics easier to explore and more appealing to the general interest user.
The ONS is continuing work to improve the accessibility of its website, and recently enhanced the search function as part of its ongoing programme of work. It now has a social media
channel and users can subscribe to email alerts
when data or publications in their chosen themes are released (click the ‘Join us’ tab on the right-hand side of the homepage to see the full range of options).
The remaining theme pages will be rolled out during spring and early summer. Users can see how this work is progressing at www.ons.gov.uk