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Too many statistics? The Guardian's view.

I can hardly agree with The Guardian’s editorial today: “The Guardian view on statistics in politics: over-counting“.

Part of it is just what one might expect from a newspaper: wordsmiths rant against things they tend not to get, like evidence (all too often it has ruined a great story!), big data and “computers”. 420 more words

Family breakdown is seriously understated in official figures

That’s what I’m thinking every time the Office for National Statistics publish their annual Families and Households figures.

The latest figures out today hold no real surprises, apart from being adjusted in recent years  497 more words


Why there suddenly seem to be 4% more lone parents ...

This is only a short article. And you can ignore it if you don’t like the nerdy stuff. I’ll keep it simple …

The Office for National Statistics released their latest figures on Families and Households today. 316 more words

In The News

Statistics reform - a debate in Parliament

Sir Hugh Bayley the Labour MP for York Central secured a debate on statistics which took place on 14 January (see here at 10.59). He made several important suggestions that would have wide support in the statistics community.  667 more words

UK economy 'grows by 2.6%' in 2014

28 Jan 2015

The UK economy grew by 2.6% in 2014, but experienced a slowdown in the final quarter of the year, according to the latest report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). 238 more words

Flow data & SASPAC

2011 Census Safeguarded flow datasets have begun to be released by ONS and are now available in SASPAC. Currently 15 tables have been published via the… 284 more words


Review of the British statistical system

Not widely known about but possibly quite influential, the latest European reviews of EU member states’ statistical systems are well under way.

As the Eurostat… 166 more words