Our goal is to deliver more frequent, inclusive, and responsive statistics with an improved level of flexibility that will allow us to respond to changes in society, now and in the future.
On this page you can access all the research outputs we have published on our journey to transform the way we produce population and migration statistics for England and Wales.
Transformation of the population and migration statistics system
Our overview describes how our feasibility research demonstrates what users could expect from a new population and migration statistics system. This is supported by a series of local authority case studies and a topic guide to show how outputs can be used to understand population and population change to inform decision making.
There are some topics we have not yet produced proof of concepts for, we outline what our approach is for meeting our core user needs in the future.
This has been split into five main types of information.
A coherent suite of population and migration statistics, from national to local level.
Statistics on the characteristics of the population, including multivariate statistics that reflect the diversity of population at local levels.
Statistics on housing stock, household size, type, and composition. Understanding the living conditions of households, how households are composed and how people live together in our society.
We are researching the feasibility of combining administrative data and surveys to produce census-likes statistics about households and families.
Longitudinal analysis of life-journeys and outcomes for different population groups.
Some of these are not official statistics and should not be used for policy- or decision-making. They are published as research into a method that is different to that currently used for producing population and migration statistics. We advise caution when using the data.