High quality housing, planning and homelessness statistics are key areas of focus for governments across the four nations of the UK and their citizens. There is a need for a greater understanding of housing affordability, levels of homelessness and housing stock. Debra Prestwood explains the continuing collaboration the ONS is leading across the Government Statistical Service (GSS) to improve statistics in these areas.Read more on Working to improve housing, planning and homelessness statistics across the UK
Throughout the pandemic the Office for National Statistics has been providing timely data and analysis of the deaths caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19). During 2021 an important part of this work is measurement of mortality by vaccination status. In this post Charlotte Bermingham explains why we use internationally-recognised methods to ensure comparability across all our releases and how the analysis so far should be interpreted.Read more on Coronavirus Deaths: Understanding ONS data on mortality and vaccination status
The ONS works internationally to help make key statistics useful, accurate and globally comparable. To mark African Statistics Day, Emily Poskett takes a look back at key achievements in supporting statistical organisations on the continent and beyond to modernise African statistics and improve evidence-based decision-making for the public good.Read more on African Statistics Day: How the ONS is supporting better statistics across Africa and the developing world
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