Jon Wroth-Smith, statistician at the Office for National Statistics, discusses how important the UK censuses are and outlines the journey beyond filling in your census form. Carrying out a Census is an enormous undertaking and a challenge for everyone involved to collect the best information we can about the whole population of England and Wales. […]
Author: Neil Dymond-Green
David Martin, one of the UK Data Service Deputy Directors, has worked since 1996 on the design of census geographies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. He talks about the importance of the census as a foundation for our population statistics and boundaries, highlighting their relevance to monitoring Covid-19.
Rihab Dahab introduces us to census microdata, explores how it is useful to researchers and the expertise the UK Data Service has in this area.
Wednesday 24th February 2021 saw a gathering of over three hundred people at the UK Data Service’s online event #DataImpact2021 – #IdentityInData: Who counts? Visibility, voice and culture in data collection and use. We plan that the event will just be the start of conversations about identity and representation in data.
David Martin, Deputy Director of the UK Data Service, introduces our blog series on the 2021/2022 UK censuses, with a pertinent discussion of ‘why now?’
Dr Dharmi Kapadia, of the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity and panellists for #DataImpact2021, explores representation of ethnic minority people in data and introduces the Evidence for Equality National Survey.
Dr Kevin Guyan, panellist at #DataImpact2021, shares some key reflections on the role of data in representing the lives and experiences of LGBTQ people in the UK.
Karen Hurrell from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and panellist for #DataImpact2021, explores how data help the Commission assess ‘Is Britain Fairer?’
Dr Bozena Wielgoszewska, one of our #DataImpactFellows, discusses the recent research she has undertaken with colleagues at UCL on the gender wage gap project.
The ELSST Team share some innovations for the European Language Social Science Thesaurus.