The public consultation opened on 29 June 2023 and closed on 26 October 2023. We are currently analysing the responses. We have published a consultation update (PDF 150.6 kB pdf) which details the number of consultation responses by sector and outlines how we engaged with users of population and migration statistics both before and during the consultation. It also explains how we are carrying out our analysis of the responses. 

Responses to the consultation will inform a recommendation to government from the UK Statistics Authority, on the advice of the National Statistician. This recommendation will detail how the Office for National Statistics (ONS) should produce statistics about population and migration in England and Wales in the future, based on user need. An analysis of the consultation responses will be published alongside the recommendation in 2024.  

We would like to thank all respondents for their valuable feedback, which will continue to guide our work in this area. A full list of our research is available on our Research outputs using administrative data webpage.

If you would like to get in touch about our future research plan, please email