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Work on families at the Office for National Statistics

19th June 2012 3pm, University of Southampton 58/1009

Karen Gask, Office for National Statistics (ONS)

The families team at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is charged with meeting the needs of users of statistics on families and households. This seminar describes the work of the team over the past year, including:

• the development of an annual set of statistics on families

• the successful assessment of the statistics against the code of practice for official statistics, and

• smaller projects meeting specific customer needs.

Planned future work on families at ONS will also be described and attendees are invited to comment on what they see as the priorities for work in this area.

In April 2011, the Office for National Statistics published a new set of statistics on families in the UK between 2001 and 2010, and this was updated for 2011 in January 2012. This seminar describes the key trends in the statistics on families by family type. Types of family include married couple families, cohabiting couple families and lone parent families. Specific analyses such as lone parents and young adults living with parents are also discussed.

The intended future work programme of the families team is also discussed, including planning analysis on families statistics from the 2011 Census.

Users of ONS' families statistics are encouraged to provide feedback on recent and future work.

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