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Office for National Statistics

Understanding UK occupations

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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 …

What has been going on in Government Data Architecture Community Group?

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution It’s been a weird old time since March (extra points if you’ve heard that opening before) and the lockdown. However, Data Architecture is continuing to undertake the important work we do making sure the data our …

Update from the Data Architecture Community - January 2020

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution Office for National Statistics Hello! My name is Matt Davies. I am the Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Data Architecture in the Office for National Statistics (ONS). My main aim is to promote the work that our …

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 …