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
The impact of the pandemic and Brexit means there has never been a greater need to understand changes in our…Read more on Ensuring our population statistics meet the needs of everyone
The response to the coronavirus pandemic has been driven by data. Never before have statistics been so crucial in informing decisions that affect us all. Here Pete Benton explains how the ONS will be maximising the value of the data collected from Census 2021 and how it aims to provide ever more timely statistics moving forwards.Read more on Population and social statistics in a rapidly changing world