Earlier this month, the annual Royal Statistical Society conference in Cardiff saw almost a thousand statisticians from across the world of data descend on the Welsh capital. With the event just a few miles from our headquarters at Newport, the ONS presence was particularly strong this year. David Beckett reflects.Read more on Cementing our place as a world-leading national statistical institute
ONS has been working on ambitious plans to improve the way we produce trade statistics. These include improved data sources and publishing much more detail about Britain’s trading relationships at this crucial time. James Wells highlights some of the most interesting facts and figures about what the UK buys and sells.Read more on Mapping trade: what we sell and where
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. An important part of ONS’ work is providing insight into society that can help…Read more on Suicide: What’s happening in the UK and what does this mean for suicide prevention?
Today we’ve released our latest overall assessment of international migration to the UK. It shows there are still more EU citizens arriving than leaving the UK but, as Jay Lindop explains, fewer are coming for a definite job.Read more on Migration remains stable but fewer EU citizens arrive for definite jobs
We are undertaking a programme of research to provide better evidence to understand the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population. Here, Liz McKeown introduces some of the available evidence and our plans going forward including the establishment of a Centre for Ageing and Demography.Read more on An ageing global population – How ONS is improving the evidence base