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The Geography of Tourism Employment


Data from the Annual Population Survey (2010-11) estimates that employment in main and second jobs in tourism industries in the UK was 2.7 million in 2011, 9.1 per cent of the total for all industries. In today’s (23 Nov 2012) release, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals how this total is distributed across regions…

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Are the most deprived areas always the least happy?


The Guardian datablog has presented an analysis relating deprivation to happiness, using the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010 (IMD) and the 2011 Well-being surveys from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Surprisingly, perhaps, the more deprived parts of the UK aren’t necessarily the most unhappy. When ONS conducted well-being surveys in 2011, 73% of respondents mentioned the…

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Causes of death in 2011


On 6 November an article in The Guardian explained the latest figures on death by cause in England and Wales in 2011, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on the same day. The main findings of the ONS report can be summarised as: • There were over 484,300 deaths registered in England and…

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Latest news on the 2011 Census results


The eagerly awaited results of the 2011 Census are now coming out with more regularity, and there is much to look forward to over the next three or four months. This is a brief summary – there will be more detail on the Census page of Norfolk Insight http://www.norfolkinsight.org.uk/census On 22 October ONS released figures for…

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Crime in England and Wales, year ending June 2012


This quarterly release (released 18 October 2012) presents the most recent crime statistics from two different sources: the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW, previously known as the British Crime Survey) and police recorded crime. It also draws on data from other sources to provide a more comprehensive picture. In 2009 the CSEW was…

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Open access to local data


The Department for Communities and Local Government have just completed a project to model subjective well-being (using CACI’s ACORN). This has been launched and made available via an innovative mapping tool with maps illustrating a variations in well-being between neighbourhoods in every local authority at LSOA level. CLG hope that these maps will be useful…

Internal migration in England and Wales


ON 25 September the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published information on internal migration within England and Wales for 2010-2011, by local authority areas. The peak age for internal migration was 19 where approximately 20 per cent of those living in England and Wales in mid-2011 aged 19 moved to a different local authority area. A…

Measuring well-being – personal finance


ONS has published a report on personal finance, as part of the measuring national well-being programme.The article examines different aspects of household income, expenditure and wealth, including financial poverty. Some headline findings are: In 2010/11 median income after housing costs in the UK was £359 per week, a fall from £373 per week in 2009/10. In…

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Statutory homelessness in England


The latest National Statistics on Statutory Homelessness, for April to June 2012, were released on 6 September 2012, under arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. The key points from the latest release are: Household acceptances 12,860 applicants were accepted as owed a main homelessness duty between 1 April and 30 June 2012, 9 per…

Working and workless households


The Office for National statistics (ONS) have published a statistical bulletin on working and workless households in the UK. Between April and  June 2012: • The percentage of households where no adults work was 17.9 per cent, down 0.8 percentage points from a year earlier. • The percentage of households where all adults work was 53.0…