Social surveys remain vital to the work of ONS – but maintaining response rates is a serious issue for statistical agencies worldwide. To preserve their value and relevance surveys must evolve : how they look, how they work and how they are completed. Here Laura Wilson reveals how ONS is taking on the challenge.Read more on Designing the future of ONS surveys
Ten lords a leaping, three wise men, two turtle doves. Christmas really is all about stats.
This week Pete Benton, Director of Data Collection at ONS, treated BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright and his afternoon audience to a festive feast of seasonal statistics.Read more on The Twelve Stats of Christmas
The relative prosperity of our nations and regions has been under scrutiny again with claims that the UK’s regional inequalities are among the world’s most extreme. But when our regional divide is compared with those of other countries it’s often a case of not comparing like with like.Read more on Mind the gap: why the UK might not be the most regionally unequal country
In an era when ‘national treasures’ come and go, it’s rare to find something that’s earned the public’s trust and affection generation after generation. But every 10 years, residents in England and Wales take the time to participate in the census. Ian Cope explains how we’re already planning for 2021.Read more on Keeping the census relevant in a changing world
The ONS Economic Forums are a chance for expert users to meet our economists and statisticians and hear about how…Read more on On the road with the ONS Economic Forum