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
Early data from police forces suggest crimes recorded in England and Wales have fallen since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. For a wider overall picture of crime most users tend to look to the Crime Survey for England and Wales. But the suspension of face-to-face interviewing has forced the ONS to modify this large household survey. In this post Billy Gazard explains what’s changed and what you need to be aware of in interpreting our next set of crime statistics.Read more on What’s happened to crime during the pandemic? How ONS has responded to the measurement challenge
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals aim to provide the statistical evidence base to help tackle big global issues including climate…Read more on Shining a Light on Global Inequality: Sustainable Development Goals Update
In the months ahead ONS will continue to provide new information to inform the UK’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. New analysis of the transmission rate will be included along with further insight on the social and economic impacts. In this post Liz McKeown and Grant Fitzner, who are leading the analytical response, reflect on our progress so far, and describe our plans going forward.Read more on Informing the pandemic response: What’s next from the ONS?
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