All methodology

  • The links between young people being imprisoned, pupil background and school quality: methodology

    Methodology | Released on 27 January 2023

    Methodological details for our analysis on how the quality of schools is linked with the imprisonment of young people, including the sample, logistic regression method and concepts used.

    Keywords: education, justice, schools

  • Income and earnings statistics guide

    Methodology | Released on 27 January 2023

    Explains the relationship between income and earnings data and outlines the statistics produced by the Office for National Statistics, Department for Work and Pensions and HM Revenue and Customs.

    Keywords: wages, household income, income, earnings

  • The Census 2021 Data Asset longitudinal data source for population in England and Wales: design and plans

    Methodology | Released on 27 January 2023

    The Census 2021 Data Asset high-level design: exploring the feasibility of maintaining an anonymised person-level longitudinal data source based on Census 2021.

    Keywords: proof of concept, administrative data, personal data, transformation programme, population

  • Quality and methodology information (QMI) for Census 2021

    Methodology | Released on 26 January 2023

    Details the strengths, limitations, uses, users and methods used for Census 2021, England and Wales.

    Keywords: population, data collection, , data collection, response rate, quality assurance, accuracy

  • User guide to crime statistics for England and Wales: measuring crime during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

    Methodology | Released on 26 January 2023

    Quarterly statistics on crime levels and trends during the coronavirus pandemic. Includes details of the datasets used to compile our crime statistics.

    Keywords: police, criminal activity, victims, offences, personal experience

  • England natural capital accounts methodology: 2023

    Methodology | Released on 25 January 2023

    How the English natural capital ecosystem service accounts are measured and developed, including the specific methods used to value individual components of natural capital, and physical and monetary data sources.

    Keywords: natural resources, nature, habitat, sustainability, environment

  • Population statistics and sources guide

    Methodology | Released on 25 January 2023

    A comparison of the different types of population estimate that are planned for or are published in 2022 and early 2023. Includes information about whether these are official estimates of the population or used only for wider research, as well as the sources, coverage and main uses and comparability issues for the estimate.

    Keywords: census 2021, population statistics transformation

  • Labour Force Survey – user guidance

    Methodology | Released on 23 January 2023

    Guidance about the background and methodology of the Labour Force Survey (LFS).

    Keywords: Labour Force Survey, User Guide, Guidance, LFS, employment, jobs, workforce, labour market, earnings, statistical quality

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey: methods and further information

    Methodology | Released on 20 January 2023

    This methodology guide is intended to provide information on the methods used to collect the data, process it, and calculate the statistics produced from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey.

    Keywords: positive tests, antibodies, variants, covid vaccines, vaccinations

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey: quality and methodology information (QMI)

    Methodology | Released on 20 January 2023

    Quality and Methodology Information (QMI) for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey (CIS), detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used, and data uses and users.

    Keywords: positive tests, antibodies, variants, covid vaccines, vaccinations