Today we’ve released our latest overall assessment of international migration to and from the UK. While net migration continues to add to the population of the UK, as Jay Lindop explains there are different patterns for EU and non-EU migration.Read more on Different patterns for EU and non-EU migration
High levels of income inequality have been associated with lower economic growth, poor social cohesion and limited social mobility. But the most effective policy responses need to be informed by the best data. Here Richard Tonkin discusses how the ONS is upgrading its household income statistics to make them more accurate, relevant and accessible than ever before.Read more on Revealing income inequalities: New data sources shed new light on key policy challenge.
From the time you start work to getting married and starting a family, how do today’s young people’s lives differ from their parents’ and grandparents’? Iain Bell discusses how ONS has been contributing more insights on the emerging generations, providing better data for policy makers to make the right decisions.Read more on The young ones: how do young people’s lives now differ from previous generations’?
ONS has begun an ambitious programme of work to transform population and migration statistics using new data- sharing powers approved by Parliament. Here Jay Lindop updates on progress so far and plans for the future.Read more on Transforming population and migration statistics
Understanding critical issues affecting our society lies at the heart of what ONS does and we continually consult with the people who use our data. The latest Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) figures incorporate an important change that improves how repeat incidents of violence are included in the survey estimates. Meghan Elkin sets out the reasons for the change and why the new statistics do not mean more people have suffered violence.Read more on Continuing improvements to crime statistics – repeat victimisation