Statistics & Research - Analytical Services Branch
Analytical Services Branch (ASB) provides analytical and research support to DOE and its Agencies across a wide range of areas related to Environment, Road Safety, Driver & Vehicle Testing/Licensing and Planning. Key functions, contact details, Official Statistics policies and customer satisfaction surveys are provided below.
The website also contains current and past statistical publications, research briefs and bespoke analysis.
Future publications are announced on the gov.uk statistics release calendar.
Should you require additional information to that currently held on our website or if you have any queries relating to our publications or data, please contact us by e-mail, phone or by post.
Analytical Services Branch
Analytical Services Branch Customer Satisfaction Surveys are conducted by NISRA. A short report is produced each year summarising all responses.
All of our published statistics comply witht he Code of Practice for Official Statistics and are produced in line with best practice.
Official statistics, as set out in Section 6 of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, are statistical outputs which are intended to inform politicians, officials and the wider public about the national position on specific topics on an ongoing basis. Official statistics should be produced in line with the 8 principles and 3 supporting protocols set out in the UK Statistics Authority's Code of Practice for Official Statistics. The Code will serve to establish common standards and, by doing so, help to ensure a coherent and trustworthy service to the users of statistics.
All statistics produced by the Department are designated as either 'National Statistics' or ‘Official Statistics’. ‘National Statistics’ indicates that there is a statutory requirement that they meet the standards of the Code. DOE would hope in the future to have all their main statistical products formally assessed in order to verify that they are fully code compliant and hence be accredited with National Statistics status.
The UK Statistics Authority, which was established as part of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, is now responsible for the development and maintenance of the Code.
Access to Official Statistics in advance of official publication is governed by legislation and a list of those who receive privileged early access is maintained. DOE's statement of compliance provides information on how DOE meets its obligations with regard to pre-release access. The Department furthers demonstrates its commitment to the Code of Practice by publishing a series of supporting statements related to its use of administrative data, publication strategy, confidentiality arrangements, revisions policy, customer service and complaints procedure.