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Global Data Landscape - Sharing insights with New Zealand

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As data architects across government, you are interested in both enterprise and technical principles and particularly continuous improvement, so as Chief Data Officer for the Office For National Statistics (ONS), I wanted to share some, hopefully relevant and useful, insights …

Improving the governance of taxonomies for UK government data

A diagram showing the nine levels of the Standard Occupational Classification, or SOC.

The Office for National Statistics’ Classifications Team in partnership with the Data Standards Authority (DSA) have created a Taxonomy Oversight Group (TOG), which is made up of a community of cross-government and public sector experts to address the lack of …

Understanding UK occupations

vector illustration of people dressed for various jobs and professions

How we’ve enhanced our Standard Occupational Classification to help better understand the UK jobs market. The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) is a framework used to classify occupations according to skill level and specialisation. It assigns all jobs a four-digit code …

Taking on feedback to improve data standards

The Government Digital Service (GDS) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) are working closely with government departments to improve how we manage and maintain data. The Government Transformation Strategy published in 2017 had a whole section on making better …