Pillars, principles and practices

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The framework for the Code of Practice for Statistics is based on three pillars:

  • Trustworthiness is about having confidence in the people and organisations that produce statistics and data.
  • Quality is about using data and methods that produce assured statistics.
  • Value is about producing statistics that support society’s needs for information.

Each pillar contains a number of principles and detailed practices that you should commit to when producing and releasing official statistics. You should apply this framework in a proportionate and flexible way to improve public confidence in your statistics.

Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, explains the three pillars of the Code.

Click on a pillar or principle below to find out more.