Publications

Publications released by the ONS in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals.

If you have any feedback on our publications, please contact us at sustainabledevelopment@ons.gov.uk

Our annual updates

We publish a yearly update on our progress towards measuring the global Sustainable Development Goal indicators in the UK:

2019 annual update

2018 annual update

2017 annual update

All goals

UK SDG Voluntary National Review

The UK’s first Voluntary National Review taking stock of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

26 June 2019

What is the difference between sex and gender

We are exploring concepts that are important to the Sustainable Development Goals. This article explains the differences between sex and gender.

21 February 2019

Geographical data: project report

The outcome of a project aimed at exploring new ways of producing and communicating geographical data.

22 October 2018

ONS Inclusive Data Charter action plan (updated)

We aim to report data that includes as many categories of data as possible. In partnership with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data we have a plan.

13 July 2018

ONS Inclusive Data Charter action plan (original)

We aim to report data that includes as many categories of data as possible. In partnership with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data we have a plan.

19 March 2018

ONS response to 2017 SDG data consultation

In 2017 we asked how we should approach SDG data reporting and prioritise new data. This was our response to that public consultation.

11 December 2017

Goal 3 Good health and well-being

UK drops in European child mortality rankings

We used target 3.2 (child mortality) to show the UK’s mortality rate is improving but has slowed compared with some European countries.

13 October 2017

Goal 5 Gender Equality

Women most at risk of experiencing partner abuse

We used target 5.2 (violence against women and girls) to look at which groups are most at risk of abuse from a partner.

31 May 2018

Goal 7 Affordable and clean energy

Renewable Energy in the UK

We used target 7.2 (renewable energy) to look at renewable energies in the UK. We looked at consumption rates and resultant pollutants.

22 November 2017

Goal 10 Reduced Inequalities

Measuring Inequalities in the UK for the Sustainable Development Goals

We used target 10.1 (household expenditure) to look at income and household expenditure across the UK to “Leave No One Behind”.

26 July 2018

Goal 16 Peace and Justice

Reporting on the SDGs: People on remand in custody in England and Wales

We used indicator 16.3.2 (unsentenced detainees) to look at prison populations disaggregated by sex, ethnicity and age.

03 August 2018

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