The rising cost of living affects everyone and finding reliable answers to the questions that everyone is asking can be a challenge. The ONS today launched an accessible a cost of living insights tool to help people navigate the wealth of published information on this critical topic.Read more on Making sense of cost of living data
In March 2021, England and Wales was in the middle of a period of lockdown due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. It was also a time when swathes of the workforce were on furlough, while many others were working from home. Today’s census results on the labour market and travel to work are reflective of this period of unparalleled and rapid change.Read more on Understanding commuting patterns from Census 2021
Tomorrow (3 December) is the UN International Day for Persons with Disabilities. With the most recent estimates from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) putting the proportion of disabled people in the UK at 22% in 2021 (up from 19% a decade ago), this is a sizeable and very diverse group. Here, Helen Colvin and Josephine Foubert from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) look at some of the work we have been doing recently to give insight into the lives of disabled children and adults.Read more on What have we learned about the experience of disabled people?
Census 2021 was the most inclusive ever. People could identify as they wished, using online search options and paper write-ins…Read more on How am I represented in Census 2021 data?
The 12 months to June 2022 were unique for many reasons. The end of lockdown restrictions in the UK, the first full period following transition from the EU, and world events including the war in Ukraine, the new visa route for Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) and resettlement of Afghans have all contributed to record levels of immigration. Here Jay Lindop examines the impact of these events and looks ahead to what the future holds for international migration estimates.Read more on How world events have led to rising immigration