Last month, the Office for National Statistics published household projections for England for the first time, which were previously produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Richard Pereira, Director of Ageing and Demography at ONS, explains what these latest figures mean.
The various housing costs people face have been a hot topic for a number of years. Here Chris Jenkins looks at the various sorts of costs, how ONS goes about measuring them and what they show.Read more
ONS has radical plans to fundamentally update and enhance the way it calculates many of the UK’s key economic statistics. More detailed information about the dominant services sector and more data on smaller firms add up to the biggest overhaul of GDP in a generation, as Rob Kent-Smith reveals.Read more
Homelessness remains a serious and pressing social issue. Yet there are currently no reliable figures on the numbers of people who are dying homeless in England and Wales or their causes of death. Ben Humberstone sets out how ONS is working to fill the evidence gap.Read more
As well as producing the nation’s most important statistics, the Office for National Statistics is also focusing on filling evidence gaps and producing incisive analysis that illuminates the key policy challenges of the age. Here Liz McKeown reveals how five new ONS Centres – each focusing on a key policy area – will help provide the evidence to inform better decisions.Read more
ONS is in the midst of an important programme of transformation. Not only are we improving our current statistics but also developing new economic indicators. These go beyond the traditional headline measure of GDP to provide broader measures of our economy and society. Richard Tonkin presents a handy guide to the innovative outputs about to emerge.Read more