As the ONS publishes its latest estimates of UK Gross Domestic Product, the National Statistician, Sir Ian Diamond, explains the background to the recently announced revisions of economic growth in the pandemic period and the steps we’ve take to underpin confidence in these key statistics.
Today the Office for National Statistics has brought previously announced updates for the pandemic period into its official GDP figures and updated its figures for 2022 and the first half of 2023. As Craig McLaren explains, after the improved picture for 2020 and 2021, today’s figures leave the picture of the UK economy over the last 18 months broadly unchanged.Read more on GDP – Bringing the big picture up-to-date
For more than a year we have been publishing statistics, articles, interactive maps, tools to create your own datasets and…Read more on Census 2021 – Shining a light on the population
The ONS has published updated and indicative estimates of GDP, which show that the economy was larger than we previously thought in 2020 and 2021, though our estimate for the UK’s monthly and quarterly economic trends is broadly unchanged. Craig McLaren explains what’s led to this brighter picture.Read more on Improving our estimate of businesses’ outgoings during the COVID-19 pandemic
Global issues, such as climate change, population growth and inflation to name a few, are best understood with the benefit of good global statistics. So, to that end, the ONS works in partnership with a number of countries worldwide with the ultimate aim of raising the world’s statistical capabilities.
In the latest episode of Statistically Speaking, podcast host Miles Fletcher chats to the head of the Ghanaian Statistical Service, Professor Samuel Annim; Emily Poskett, Head of International Development at the ONS; and Tim Harris of the ONS Data Science Campus’s international development team, about what international partnerships are achieving.Read more on International Development: Growing a Global Statistical System
Office for National Statistics (ONS) launches new data strategy Fiona James, Chief Data Officer and Director, Data Growth and Operations…Read more on Future-proofing our most valuable commodity