Today ONS has released topic summary data for health, disability and unpaid care. This data has been age standardised, but what does this mean and why have we done it? Helen Colvin, Head of Census Health and Disability Analysis explains more.Read more on Age standardising data: What does this mean and why does it matter?
To mark the end of 2022, the National Statistician Professor Sir Ian Diamond, looks back on another year of notable statistics which saw the release of over 1,000 publications from the Office for National Statistics.Read more on The Year in Numbers
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
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