Over time, our aim is to produce information on a range of topics such as income, ethnicity and educational attainment. Each year we aim to expand the breadth, depth and accuracy of our Research Outputs. This is dependent on the availability of the data and its statistical quality.

An Administrative Data Census could also bring additional benefits. We’re looking at the potential for combining administrative, survey and big data to produce new outputs such as housing affordability or fuel poverty, which are not currently provided by a 10-yearly census.

Releases

23 June 2021: Admin-based income statistics, England and Wales: tax year ending 2016

Brings together data from the Pay As You Earn and benefits systems to derive experimental estimates of gross and net income. We’re publishing these statistics to demonstrate the progress we’re making and ask for your feedback on whether these statistics meet your needs.

20 December 2022: Admin-based income statistics, England and Wales: tax year ending 2018

Experimental gross and net, individual and occupied address income statistics for small areas using administrative data from Pay As You Earn, Self Assessment and benefit systems.

20 December 2022: Admin-based income statistics QMI

Quality and Methodology Information (QMI) for admin-based income statistics in England and Wales, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used, and data uses and users.

9 December 2021: Feasibility research into admin-based labour market status for England and Wales: tax year ending 2016

Feasibility research into producing a measure of admin-based labour market status (ABLMS) using administrative data for the tax year ending 2016.

23 May 2022: Developing admin-based ethnicity statistics for England: 2016

Update on feasibility research on producing statistics on the population by ethnic group for England from administrative data, following the inclusion of additional data sources and method changes. These research outputs are not official statistics.

23 May 2022: Change over time in admin-based ethnicity statistics, England: 2016 to 2020

Feasibility research on producing statistics on the population by ethnic group for England for 2016 to 2020 from administrative data, exploring change over time. This builds on work to improve the 2016 admin-based ethnicity statistics. These research outputs are not official statistics.

23 May 2022: Producing admin-based ethnicity statistics for England: changes to data and methods

An overview of the changes to data sources and methods in the feasibility research on producing statistics on the population by ethnic group from administrative data.

6 August 2021: Admin-based ethnicity statistics for England, feasibility research: 2016

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) does not currently produce annual statistics by local authority on the population by ethnic group and the last official statistics were from the 2011 Census. This feasibility research combines ethnicity data from English School Census, Hospital Episode Statistics and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies to explore whether administrative data can be used to produce statistics on the population by ethnic group for 2016 at national and local authority level for England, by five-year age group and sex. These research outputs are not official statistics.

6 August 2021: Producing admin-based ethnicity statistics for England: methods, data and quality

An overview of methods, data sources and data quality for the feasibility research on producing statistics on the population by ethnic group from Hospital Episode Statistics, English School Census and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies data.

22 October 2019: Admin-based qualification statistics, feasibility research, England

Early research comparing information on educational qualifications, specifically highest level of qualification in 2011, from administrative data, the 2011 Census and the Annual Population Survey (APS).

14 December 2018: Admin-based income statistics: England and Wales, tax year ending 2016

Experimental statistics exploring the feasibility of producing small-area multivariate income outputs from administrative data. These statistics should not be used as an indicator of poverty or living standards.

8 March 2018: Research Outputs: Producing statistics on labour market status using administrative data

Early research investigating our ability to produce estimates of labour market status in an Administrative Data Census. These Research Outputs are not official statistics.

6 November 2017: Investigating the economic activity of undergraduate students using administrative data

This is early research using administrative data to investigate the economic activity of undergraduate students in England and Wales for the academic year ending 2015.

6 November 2017: Ethnicity estimates from survey and administrative data, 2015

Research to investigate the ability to produce estimates of ethnicity at local authority level for 2015 using the Generalised Structure Preserving Estimator approach.

6 November 2017: Using mobile phone data to estimate commuting flows

Early research to evaluate the current potential of using data generated by mobile phones to estimate commuting flows (and the mode of transport used for commuting) within an Administrative Data Census.

30 October 2017: Research Outputs: Income from Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and benefits for tax year ending 2016

These are our second Administrative Data Census Research Outputs on income. They refer to income from Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and benefits only and are not official statistics.

25 August 2017: An approach for estimating ethnicity from survey and administrative data, 2011

Research to investigate using the Generalised Structure Preserving Estimator approach to produce estimates of ethnicity at local authority level in England.

24 July 2017: New mothers’ income from PAYE and benefits

The research provides information on mothers’ incomes from PAYE and benefits for the tax year ending 2014.

16 December 2016: Income from PAYE and benefits

These are our first Administrative Data Census Research Outputs on income. They refer to income from PAYE and benefits only and are NOT official statistics.