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?
The policy response to the pandemic required ONS to record and measure lots of new types of economic activity, such as the test, trace and vaccination programmes. Philip Wales looks at how we are ensuring their impact on the economy will be properly measured.Read more on Keeping track of the testing, tracing and vaccination programmes: How we’re including the pandemic response in GDP
Sir Ian Diamond, the National Statistician, talks about the publication of the Report of the Inclusive Data Taskforce today that…Read more on Ensuring everyone is counted in UK data and evidence
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 ONS works closely with the United Nations on a number of international projects to improve statistics around the world. With older populations often having suffered the worst impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, awareness of the need for better evidence on the impact of ageing populations has increased. Here Rich Pereira explains why the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is leading international work to develop a standard approach to producing improved statistics on an issue of increasing global significance.Read more on Working with the United Nations to improve data on Ageing