We are always investigating ways of improving our standard population statistics, whether by improving the quality of what we already produce or by introducing new statistics that help meet user needs. You can find details of the work we're currently undertaking in our Research Update. More information on the projects that we have completed is provided below.
As well as this research into our standard statistics we are conducting a programme of research into how we can produce population statistics following the 2021 Census. Details of this work are provided in the Administrative Data Census Research pages.Back to table of contents
This section contains link to research projects we have completed in the last year.
Population Estimates by Characteristics - this project developed a simple method for producing population estimates by country of birth, nationality and ethnic group. Unlike the existing estimates by country of birth and nationality these estimates are adjusted to be consistent with the main mid-year population estimates to make it easy to use the figures in combination with other statistics.
Population Estimates by Ethnic Group - the project above includes the production of estimates of the population by ethnic group using data from the Annual Population Survey. An alternative approach using administrative data is being investigated as part of the longer-term work in producing population statistics after the 2021 Census. This report provides an explanation of why we have investigated the different approaches, and the strengths and weaknesses of each.Back to table of contents
In December 2013, the UK Statistics Authority assessment of migration statistics requested that we review the timeliness of our local authority internal migration statistics. This report explains that review and its outcomes.Back to table of contents