The Methodology division leads on the statistical methods and techniques that underpin all ONS surveys and statistical outputs. More information about the Methodology division and the services we offer can be found on the Analysis Function website).

You can also find further information about the specific methods we use.

For advice or support on any aspect of statistical methodology please contact the teams below or email:

Centres of Statistical Expertise - Expert Groups

Methodology is made up of 12 Expert Groups which specialise in specific parts of the statistical production process and underpin the statistical infrastructure. Further information about the Methodology Expert Groups including contact details can be found on the Analysis Function website.

Methodology Advisory Service (MAS)

MAS is a free service providing methodological advice and guidance to customers across the public sector and draws on expertise from across the Methodology Expert Groups. On the Analysis Function website you can find more information on MAS. To discuss your project requirements, please contact