The public consultation opened on 29 June 2023 and closed on 26 October 2023. We are currently analysing the responses. We will publish a consultation update by 18 January 2024, which will give an insight into the levels of responses we received and the methods we are using in our analysis. 

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.   

We would like to thank all respondents for their valuable feedback, which will continue to guide our work in this area.   

If you would like more information about our research to date, please see our Research outputs using administrative data webpage.