Population statistics underpin a vast array of analysis, from unemployment rates to health outcomes, and are vital to decisions about all public services. Pete Benton explains how, this year, with new census outputs and more frequent statistics from new data sources, the ONS will deliver richer and more timely insights than ever before.Read more on Building the richest picture of our population
Projecting the possible future size and composition of the UK population is of importance for national level decision-making and policy. In this blog James Robards explains some of the considerations and challenges in developing national population projections, particularly at a point in time when the demographic impacts arising from the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic continue to unfold.Read more on Projecting the future population of the United Kingdom at a time of uncertainty
Our population is ever-changing and having an up-to-date picture of the ethnic and religious diversity of England and Wales is crucial for policy makers and providers of public services. Previously, the official estimates of the population by ethnic group and religion were from the 2011 Census. Ahead of Census 2021 results, Sarah Coates explains how the ONS has responded to the on-going need for data on these areas by producing new, experimental statistics.Read more on Bridging the data gap for ethnic group and religion
The Census 2021 collection operation was a fantastic success with more than 97% of households in England and Wales completing…Read more on Census 2021 – the count is done, the data is in, so what happens next?
Using new methods, the ONS has, for the first time, been able to provide insights into the health outcomes of different ethnic groups. Julie Stanborough explains why this experimental data is so important and outlines some of the complexities behind the statistics used.Read more on Advancing knowledge on ethnic differences in health