Population and Society

Last updated on Monday 26 February 2024

Our Population and Society domain covers statistics on the size and geographic spread of the population, on the factors driving population change (including births, deaths and migration), and on people’s lifestyles and culture, including sport, language, and identity. 

Our goal is to make sure that data and statistics are of sufficient quality and value to reliably support public debate and inform decision making for a wide range of stakeholders.  

We will continue our assessments of the 2021 and 2022 Censuses, and we will engage with statistic producers on developments to transform population statistics.  As part of this work, we are assessing the Office for National Statistics’ Admin-Based Population Estimates (ABPE’s) that are derived from its Dynamic Population Model. 

In our wider work in the domain, we will be following up on our interim review on gender identity and also our previous regulatory work on mortality statistics 

Contact our regulators for this domain via regulation@statistics.gov.uk

Planned Work

ProjectGeographyProject TypeTimescale
Admin Based Population Estimates (ABPE)’s derived from the Dynamic Population Model (Office for National Statistics) England and WalesAssessmentJanuary - June 2024
2022 Census (National Records of Scotland)ScotlandAssessment follow up on Phase 2 and starting Phase 3Continuing from 2021/22
2021 Census (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency)Northern IrelandAssessment: Phase 3Not yet started
2021 Census (Office for National Statistics)England and WalesAssessment: Phase 3Not yet started
Follow up to systemic review of Long Term International Migration statistics (Office for National Statistics)United KingdomReviewContinuing from 2023
Gender Identity ReviewEngland and WalesReviewContinuing from 2023
Review of Excess Deaths reportingEngland and WalesFollow-upContinuing from 2023
Mortality Statistics (Office for National Statistics)England and WalesFollow-upContinuing from 2023

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