Statisticians across the UK have been working together to help make housing and planning statistics more coherent and comparable. The…Read more on Taking stock of housing 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
There have been claims reported in the news media that around 120,000 young children are not registered with a local doctor. Rich Pereira explains why that is not quite the case.Read more on Are there really 120,000 young children who are not registered with a GP?
Homelessness remains a serious and pressing social issue. Yet there are currently no reliable figures on the numbers of people who are dying homeless in England and Wales or their causes of death. Ben Humberstone sets out how ONS is working to fill the evidence gap.Read more on How many people are dying homeless?
As well as producing the nation’s most important statistics, the Office for National Statistics is also focusing on filling evidence gaps and producing incisive analysis that illuminates the key policy challenges of the age. Here Liz McKeown reveals how five new ONS Centres – each focusing on a key policy area – will help provide the evidence to inform better decisions.Read more on New ONS Centres to focus on the public policy issues that matter