National Well-being

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Aims to promote discussion and debate on the development of new measures of national well-being and how they can be used to meet the needs of policy and the public. This is a new community in its early stages.

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  • Changes to Divorces in England and Wales 2015 being released 21 June 2017 by ONS

    Under the Children and Families Act 2014, divorcing couples are no longer required to provide information on children as part of the divorce process. From the data received by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) it is not possible to determine whether a couple were childless or whether they chose not to provide information on children.

    Analyses show that the average number of children per couple has declined notably since 2013, a likely consequence of many couples choosing not to provide children information. Consequently children information will no longer be included within our divorces release; figures based on incomplete data would be misleading.

    If you require any further information please contact Vital Statistics Outputs Branch at ONS (vsob@ons.gsi.gov.uk or telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110).

  • Migration Statistics User Forum Conference - 21 September 2016

    We are very pleased to annouce the initial draft programme for the next annual conference of the Migration Statistics User Forum. The conference is set to take place on 21 September 2016 from 10:30 to 16.30 with facilities being kindly provided by the Home Office at the London HQ at 2 Marsham Street. We are planning presentations in the morning on new developments in ONS, Home Office, DWP and HMRC data relating to migration as well as a variety of other presentations in the afternoon that conclude with a panel session for you to ask questions.

    We have designed the conference to appeal to a wide range of users of international migration statistics. This relates to the Migration Statistics User Forum’s aims to provide a forum for discussion on these statistics and to enable users to discuss their needs and use of data and for producers to consult on presentation and changes.

    Booking is now open. There is no booking fee but to request a place you need to email MSUF@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk, giving your full name, address, daytime contact number, email address (if not the email used) and affiliation. Please also provide any special dietary requirements. Buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided. Joining instructions will be provided closer to the date and more details of the programme will be circulated as the full details are confirmed.

    The event is also listed on the RSS website.