The ONS’ Population and Public Policy team has delivered many new insights over the past two years on the key issues facing our society today. Here, Deputy National Statistician Iain Bell reflects on some of the progress made and sets out his priorities for the coming months, which includes important work on towns and cities, further analysis of our ageing population and the continued modernisation of surveys.Read more on How ONS plans to provide new analysis on the core issues facing our society
We’re working across government to transform the way we produce population and migration statistics, with an aim to put administrative data at the core of our evidence on international migration for the UK and on population in England and Wales.Read more on Why users are at the heart of our transformation of population and migration statistics
New insights on the scale of childhood bereavement, the jobs at risk of automation and how inequality is affecting life expectancy have all come from ONS Public Policy Analysis this year. Following the publishing of the second edition of our quarterly review, Liz McKeown looks back on some of these findings and discusses how you can also input to this review.Read more on New public policy analysis quarterly review published: The year so far
It’s not so long ago that most people in England and Wales were married in their late teens or twenties. But times have changed and those that are married by the age of thirty are in the minority now. Following the latest ONS marriages data, Nick Stripe examines some of the long-term trends in marriage and relationships.Read more on Married by 30? You’re now in the minority
A spate of news stories has claimed that March is one of the ‘deadliest’ months with more deaths occurring over the past five years than in most other months. But as Sarah Caul explains, those numbers don’t quite add up.Read more on Beware the Ides of March? ONS data reveals which month we are really most likely to die in.