2019 was another big year for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), filled with better data, new headlines and exciting…Read more on Stats that then! A look back at 2019
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a global initiative that pledges to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The ONS has a leading role in the UK’s response and is now busy measuring our progress towards achieving each of the seventeen goals.Read more on UN Sustainable Development Goals: How does climate change jeopardise the chances of a sustainable future?
Today we’ve published an important update on the cross government project to improve the coherence of statistics produced on homelessness across the UK and build a better understanding of this critical social problem. The new work suggests that while the number of people seeking help for homelessness has remained broadly stable since 2013, there is some evidence the age profile of that group has become older. Here Debra Prestwood outlines the latest work to ensure statistics can answer important questions about homelessness and rough sleeping in the UK.Read more on The emerging picture of UK homelessness and rough sleeping
The latest ONS figures show that migration continues to add to the UK population but there are different trends for EU and non-EU migrants. EU migration has been falling since 2016, while non-EU migration has now stabilised following gradual increases since 2013. Here Jay Lindop puts the latest figures into the context of on-going work to better understand the complexities around international migration.Read more on Providing the best picture of international migration
Fresh analysis by the Office for National Statistics shows that these two key sectors employ around three-quarters of a million non-British workers, with the majority of those coming from the European Union. Providing a better understanding of the migrant workforce is one of the ways we’re mobilising the power of data to help Britain make better decisions. Here Jay Lindop discusses this latest work and the ongoing transformation of UK population and migration statistics.Read more on Understanding the contribution of migrants to the UK’s tourism and health sectors