About the size of a London flat

About the size of a London flat

Over-crowding is an indicator of housing deprivation and living in such conditions is associated with adverse personal and health effects. Here, Brogan Taylor explains how the ONS is seeking to fill an evidence gap in this important policy area by combining new sources of data with other information about people and houses to provide new measures of living conditions.

Using the power of data to help address homelessness in the UK

The ONS has been involved in an important new initiative bringing together data from across government to better measure and map the factors that influence homelessness. These new indicators will give policy makers a deeper insight into the complexities of this serious social issue. With the launch of a new report and online platform, ONS analysts Rachel McSweeney and Andrea Lacey describe how the project was developed.

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