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.
7 February 2023: Developing admin-based ethnicity statistics for England and Wales: 2020
Research update on producing population statistics by ethnic group for England and Wales from administrative data, with comparisons with Census 2021 estimates.
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.
31 August 2022: Developing subnational multivariate income by ethnicity statistics from administrative data, England: tax year ending 2016
Feasibility research on an initial case study producing income by ethnic group statistics for England from administrative data.
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.
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.
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.
23 June 2021: Admin-based income, England and Wales: tax year ending 2016 revised results
Experimental small area estimates of gross and net income using data from HM Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) Pay As You Earn (PAYE), Self-Assessment and the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) benefit systems.
23 June 2021: Survey and administrative data comparisons of self-employment income, UK: tax years ending 2016 to 2018
Research comparing ONS official survey-based estimates and new administrative data-based estimates of self-employment income.
23 June 2021: Measuring self-employment income using administrative data: tax year ending 2016
Research using HM Revenue and Customs’ Self Assessment data to produce estimates of self-employment income.
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.