In this episode of Statistically Speaking we shine the spotlight on local data and look at how good statistics for small areas make for better targeted policy interventions, and more effective use of valuable public resources.Read more on Local Data for Local People: How new data sources are helping to calibrate communities
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?
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
Some recent ground-breaking work from ONS on topics including deaths of homeless people and the impact of migration has been the result of the new ONS centres for Public Policy Analysis. Here, Liz McKeown provides an update on the work of these centres and their achievements so far.Read more on Filling in the gaps: Introducing our new quarterly public policy analysis review