Census results are coming thick and fast but in parallel the Office for National Statistics is full steam ahead with…Read more on Powering population statistics with innovation and consistency
The ONS is currently transforming the way it produces statistics on research and development (R&D). In this post Heather Bovill guides us around the latest figures and explains why one of our bulletins has changed slightly.Read more on Transforming R&D statistics: the next steps
Accurate and truly representative population statistics are central to the Office for National Statistics’ mission of data for the public good. Following the successful census in March 2021, now we are pulling out all the stops to make sure our numbers reflect recent and ongoing population changes. Jen Woolford explains how we are prioritising this important work and collaborating in new ways to deliver it.Read more on Updating the snapshot: Making sure local population statistics remain accurate and reliable
At a time of exponential growth in data of all kinds, the potential for data science to improve public services and achieve better health outcomes has never been greater. But we also have a responsibility to ensure that those data are used ethically and protect individual privacy. Starting with the UK parliament’s objective for the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to produce and publish statistics for the public good, the latest episode of ‘Statistically Speaking’ explores how this is being delivered in practice, while looking at the safeguards in place to protect personal data, and the public’s changing perception of acceptable data use.Read more on The importance of ethics and privacy in producing statistics for the public good
This seems a simple and reasonable query to put to the ONS and, after the record heatwave in July, it…Read more on How many people died in the UK’s recent heatwave?