The Population theme includes statistics on the size and geographic spread of the population, on the factors driving population change (including births, deaths and migration) and on topics such as families and older people.

Current regulatory activities:

International migration – we have been exploring the extent to which the available data on international migration meet the needs of society and what might be done to fill any gaps. Having published an outline of the work we plan to do and a summary of our activities since 2009 in January 2017, we held roundtable discussions with statistics users and producers in the autumn of 2017 and have written these up and sent a letter to Iain Bell, Deputy National Statistician as a result. We have since reviewed the progress made by the various statistics producers and published a summary of our findings in a letter to the Deputy National Statistician in September 2018. We will continue to monitor the GSS’s progress in using administrative data to transform government migration statistics and will consider whether these sources inform a better understanding of the quality of the existing Migration Statistics Quarterly Report.

Contact:  Marie McGhee or Oliver Fox-Tatum


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