Review of population estimates and projections produced by the Office for National Statistics

10 May 2021
Last updated:
11 May 2021

Annex A - User engagement

Our review was based on desk research of published material as well as written submissions we received from users. We also carried out stakeholder engagement in the form of interviews and focus groups. We spoke to users from a range of different backgrounds including:


  • ONS statisticians working on population statistics
  • ONS statisticians working on migration statistics
  • Home Office statisticians working on migration statistics
  • Statisticians in the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Representatives from the Countryside Charity – Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)
  • Representatives from several local areas including Guildford, Greater London, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and the Wirral. These representatives had a range of backgrounds from town planning to working in local government.
  • Opinions Research Services
  • Population specialists in academia
  • Expert demographers
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