A statistical bulletin is always used for the first release of new data. It provides a short summary of findings and essential commentary alongside the data. It is usually a regular output that is published monthly, quarterly or annually as part of a series but can be published as a one-off.
A statistical bulletin template is shown by the blue strip at the top of the page.
Bulletins should always:
- follow a standard structure with standard section headings; a bulletin template is available to download
- include a contact details box on the right-hand side of the page
- be accompanied by at least one dataset
Any related datasets must be linked to the bulletin. This generates the green “View all data used in this bulletin” button on the right-hand side of the page.
Bulletins are built in a series, which links together multiple editions on a topic. View the Creating bulletins and articles in a series section for more detail on how series work.