The latest ONS mid-year estimates suggest the UK population has reached 67 million for the first time. But the year…Read more on How many people live in the UK?
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?
A significant economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the disruption to worldwide travel. The ONS has now produced its initial report on what happened to migration and mobility patterns in the first six months of the pandemic. Here Rebecca Briggs explains the findings and updates on our progress towards a new and fundamentally different approach to measuring UK migration.Read more on Giving the best picture of international migration in times of a pandemic
The Office for National Statistics has been transforming its international migration statistics using a range of new and existing data sources. Better use of data held across government will underpin the future of the UK’s migration statistics. Jay Lindop explains why the latest estimates will be the last to use the International Passenger Survey and why today’s figures reinforce the need to progress the move to a new system.Read more on Providing the best picture of international migration
Restrictions designed to halt the spread of COVID-19 have changed patterns of international travel dramatically. Jay Lindop explains how our migration statistics are changing to reflect this new context.Read more on Understanding international migration in a rapidly changing world