Using new methods, the ONS has, for the first time, been able to provide insights into the health outcomes of different ethnic groups. Julie Stanborough explains why this experimental data is so important and outlines some of the complexities behind the statistics used.Read more on Advancing knowledge on ethnic differences in health
How and why the population is changing is a crucial part of the ONS’s work since it helps to inform decisions that affect people’s lives in the UK. Here Liz McKeown explains why understanding the structure of the population, although always vital, is particularly important right now.Read more on Understanding our changing population: statistics that count
Since 2001, the number of cancer diagnoses in England has increased from 234,362 to 305,683 in 2017. Currently one in two of us born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives. However, there is some good news. Sarah Caul takes a look at the bigger picture behind cancer statistics.Read more on Are there more people diagnosed with cancer?
Today the ONS Data Science Campus is celebrating its second anniversary. Tom Smith and Heather Savory take a look back at the last two years and recap some of the exciting innovations and achievements so far.Read more on Looking to the future at the Data Science Campus
Jamie Jenkins looks at the ONS data behind news stories on deaths from starvation and thirst. “You may have…Read more on Understanding ONS statistics on patient deaths.