Website statistics

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Website visitors

Our website statistics tool measures and reports human visitors to the website. Some web statistics tools measure and report both people and web crawlers. Web crawlers (also known as web spiders or web robots) are sent out automatically by sites such as search engines to aid searching.

Please note that figures for April and May 2016 reflect the switch over to our new website.

Website visitor statistics over the last 12 months
MonthPage viewsSite sessionsUnique users
March 2017 274,783 79,283 54,342
February 2017 227,944 66,846 47,014
January 2017 310,730 89,333 61,390
December 2016 215,893 63,196 46,618
November 2016 228,795 66,387 46,345
October 2016 228,998 68,714 49,195
September 2016 230,176 67,148 47,576
August 2016 243,294 66,376 46,809
July 2016 228,498 60,787 42,534
June 2016 243,245 61,972 43,642
May 2016 164,909 37,399 27,231
April 2016 154,236 50,779 36,973

Page views: The number of requests from a visitor's browser for a displayable page.
Site sessions: The number of visits made to the site.
Unique users: Total number of unique users who have visited the site.

Website availability

Availability figures for our website.

Website availability over the last 12 months
MonthAvailability (percentage of time)Average response time (seconds)
March 2017 99.99 0.50
February 2017 100.00 0.49
January 2017 99.99 0.59
December 2016 99.96 0.79
November 2016 99.97 0.65
October 2016 99.89 0.55
September 2016 99.94 0.45
August 2016 100.00 0.43
July 2016 100.00 0.45
June 2016 99.99 0.53
May 2016 99.97 1.13
April 2016 99.78 0.98

Availability: Using 24 hour monitoring, this shows the percentage of time in a given month that the site was available to the public.
Average response time: This shows the average time taken to download the home page in a given month.

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