The response to the coronavirus pandemic has been driven by data. Never before have statistics been so crucial in informing decisions that affect us all. Here Pete Benton explains how the ONS will be maximising the value of the data collected from Census 2021 and how it aims to provide ever more timely statistics moving forwards.Read more on Population and social statistics in a rapidly changing world
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?
The coronavirus pandemic has made measuring the size and changing nature of the UK population more challenging, particularly with many of…Read more on Meeting the challenges in population estimation
Knife enabled crime is a serious social issue which has devastating consequences for families and communities. Over recent years, the…Read more on Improving data collection for knife enabled crime in England and Wales
Since before the pandemic the Office for National Statistics has been publishing death registrations in England and Wales on a weekly basis. What was once a little-known dataset has become one of the most important and widely used documents for tracking deaths throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Today’s deaths registered weekly in England and Wales marks the end of 2020 death registration. But how does 2020 compare to previous years? Sarah Caul explains the complexities behind mortality comparisons…Read more on Counting deaths involving coronavirus: a year in review