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
The Office for National Statistics has been working to bring together data sources to provide the best understanding of the scale of domestic abuse, sexual offences and violence against women and girls. However, the impact of the pandemic on survey collection has meant a data gap in understanding the sheer prevalence of these crimes. The ONS has now published its first estimates of domestic abuse and sexual assault in two years. Meghan Elkin explains why a note of caution should be taken in interpreting these statistics.Read more on A better understanding of the scale of domestic abuse during the pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic led to huge changes in all our lives. Understanding international migration when people’s movement was restricted to…Read more on How did the pandemic impact international migration?