The ONS mission to better inform understanding of economic, environmental and social progress more broadly than can be captured purely in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has taken another step forward. Under the banner ‘Quality of life in the UK’ we have begun publishing fresh estimates of national well-being alongside the latest monthly and quarterly estimates of GDP. Combined with the recently-added Climate Change Insights publication, this quarterly package aims to offer a more holistic view of our economic, environmental and social progress. Liz McKeown unveils the new ‘GDP& Beyond’ day and invites stats users to get involved in its continuing development.Read more on Measuring Progress: GDP & Beyond
The Office for National Statistics produces statistics to support better decisions. In this blog Liz McKeown explains how we are collecting data as quickly as possible to assist people who come from Ukraine to help understand the support and services they need.Read more on Ukraine crisis: How the ONS has responded to the need for better information
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
During the pandemic, some of our usual methods for measuring population and migration have been either paused or seriously disrupted, leading to speculation on what…Read more on An evolving picture of UK population change
Whilst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting everyone, the ways in which our lives are impacted are different depending on our own health, and the family and communities we belong to. New analyses show the way in which different age groups are impacted by the virus.Read more on How has lockdown affected people of different ages?