Since April, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey (CIS) has offered weekly snapshots of the level of the SARS-CoV-2 virus circulating…Read more on Accuracy and confidence: why we trust the data from the COVID-19 infection survey.
In mid-November 2020, a new variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) was identified in the UK. For several weeks afterwards the…Read more on Understanding the ‘UK’ variant: How the ONS is monitoring the new strain of Covid-19.
Past epidemics and pandemics have had lasting effects on the structure of the population. The impacts have been seen through…Read more on What could the impact of COVID-19 be on UK demography?
People living longer lives combined with fewer children being born means that the UK population is ageing. This means that there is likely to be a growing number of pensioners compared to those of working age. The ONS is exploring what this means for the UK population, old-age dependency and the role of international migration.Read more on The UK’s ageing population – what role does international migration play?