In an era when ‘national treasures’ come and go, it’s rare to find something that’s earned the public’s trust and affection generation after generation. But every 10 years, residents in England and Wales take the time to participate in the census. Ian Cope explains how we’re already planning for 2021.Read more on Keeping the census relevant in a changing world
Jamie Jenkins looks at the ONS data behind news stories on deaths from starvation and thirst. “You may have…Read more on Understanding ONS statistics on patient deaths.
One of the favourite ONS-related memes our social media team come across is the ‘Empty IPS desk’. Someone tweets a…Read more on Empty desks – why evidence of absence does not mean absence of evidence!
By Jay Lindop How does ONS measure migration into the UK? The International Passenger Survey (IPS) estimates migration flows –…Read more on Ten big questions about the UK’s migration figures
I am delighted to welcome you to National Statistical, the new blog from the Office for National Statistics. Things are…Read more on Welcome from the National Statistician