Launched at speed soon after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ONS-led COVID-19 Infection Survey has achieved international recognition as a “gold standard” source of vital data. Two years – and around nine million swab tests – later it continues to provide unique insight on infections and antibodies in the general population of the UK.
The coronavirus pandemic led to huge changes in all our lives. Understanding international migration when people’s movement was restricted to…Read more on How did the pandemic impact international migration?
The first results from Census 2021 in England and Wales will be released on 28 June. The population and household estimates from the decennial survey will guide the planning of local and national services we all rely on. But they are just the first brushstrokes of the detailed picture of the nation we will paint over coming months and years, a picture which will get richer and more detailed as we go.Read more on First Census 2021 results are on the way
From GDP to inflation and the rising cost of living, the economy is in the news every day! But do…Read more on Measuring rapid changes in a complex economic climate
Rental prices are a key element of the housing market, and we have seen these picking up since the impact of the pandemic. Our previous blog explained the importance of the private rental sector (PRS) and how we are working to make better use of detailed rental data to develop a clearer picture of what is happening within the rental market. Here, Chris Jenkins explains some of the differences between how rental data are measured.Read more on Measuring rents: stock vs flow
Today, for the first time, we are publishing climate change insights alongside our first quarterly estimate of GDP, outlining options for measuring quarterly emissions, and committing to plans to develop ‘Beyond GDP’ measures of inclusive income. In this post, Liz McKeown shares an update on the work of the ONS in informing understanding of economic, environmental and social progress.Read more on Looking beyond GDP and providing insights on climate change