Posts by Iain Bell

The young ones: how do young people’s lives now differ from previous generations’?

From the time you start work to getting married and starting a family, how do today’s young people’s lives differ from their parents’ and grandparents’? Iain Bell discusses how ONS has been contributing more insights on the emerging generations, providing better data for policy makers to make the right decisions.

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Crime statistics – what’s next?

ONS has been working on a “step change” in its presentation of the crime statistics for England and Wales.  As Iain Bell explains,  the new approach  emphasises clear explanation of the latest trends using the best possible source of information on each type of crime.    

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Reflecting views on the 2021 Census

A further update from Iain Bell on development work for the 2021 census. As ONS continues to develop its recomendations for government, some questions are now on course for inclusion. Others, on topics including ethnicity and religion as well as sexuality and gender identity, are still to be decided on.

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