It has been another momentous year for the Office for National Statistics. National Statistician, Sir Ian Diamond, joins Miles in…Read more on PODCAST: The Year in Review
The ONS, the University of Oxford and the UK Health Security Agency are conducting a pilot study to determine whether…Read more on The Bigger Picture: Using the COVID-19 Infection Survey to track other infections
Tomorrow (3 December) is the UN International Day for Persons with Disabilities. With the most recent estimates from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) putting the proportion of disabled people in the UK at 22% in 2021 (up from 19% a decade ago), this is a sizeable and very diverse group. Here, Helen Colvin and Josephine Foubert from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) look at some of the work we have been doing recently to give insight into the lives of disabled children and adults.Read more on What have we learned about the experience of disabled people?
The ONS produces a range of statistics showing the income, spending and wealth of British households, together forming an important part of the overall picture of the economy. These statistics are a vital source of information for understanding people’s financial wellbeing including the effects from the rising cost of living. Adrian Chesson talks about the consultation launched today on our plans to transform these key statistics.Read more on A Wealth of data: transforming ONS statistics on income, spending and wealth
Our population is growing and most of us can expect to live longer lives. But are we actually healthier, or…Read more on The role of public data in diagnosing the nation’s health