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ONS Population and Public Policy Conference: Transformation, Analysis & Insights

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 at 09:15 - Thursday, 11 July 2019 at 15:15 (BST)

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ONS Population and Public Policy Conference*: Transformation, Analysis & Insights


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This conference will explore the importance of statistics and data in the information age and the important role that ONS plays.

Themes covered throughout the conference will include:

  • New statistics and analyses on a range of topics including health and social care, housing, crime, ageing and migration
  • What ONS is doing to transform the production of statistics and insights on our population and society, including the important role the 2021 Census will play in that transformation
  • The new data sources and techniques ONS is exploring and ensuring data is collected and used responsibly

The draft agenda is as follows: 

Day one 


Room Number



09:15 - 10:00




10:00 – 10:30


Welcome and keynote

Iain Bell (ONS)

10:30 – 11:20


Plenary Session 1 – why do we need to make more and better use of data (Policy Drivers)

Kate Ridley-Moy (Cabinet Office) & Paul Swinney (Centre for Cities)

11:20 – 11:50


Morning break


Parallel 1.1 – Providing Insight into Society (Inequalities)

11:50 – 13:05


Recent ONS developments to improve measuring and communicating income inequality statistics

Dominic Webber (ONS)

Ethnicity Pay Gaps in the UK

Ruth Davies (ONS)

Inequality and Health Improvement in Life Expectancy in England and Wales by area deprivation: 2012-14 to 2015-17

Chris White (ONS)

Parallel 1.2 – 2021 Census

11:50 – 13:05


Challenges in estimating the response to the first online census in England and Wales

Kamila Martyna (ONS)

Qualifications: What are they good for?

Adam Kelly (ONS)

A nudge in the right direction – influencing people using behavioural science

Pete Smith (ONS)

Parallel 1.3 – Transformation (Social Statistics)

11:50 – 13:05


Development of an Integrated Population and Characteristics Survey

Colin Beavan-Seymour (ONS)

User Centered Design for Social Surveys; an overview of the approach and example case study of the Labour Market Survey transformation

Alex Nolan (ONS)

Household finance statistics transformation: progress and priorities

Sean White (ONS) / Matt Greenaway (ONS) / Matt Corey-Bale (ONS)

13:05 – 14:00


Lunch and Networking


14:00 – 15:00


Plenary Session 2: The Transformation Journey


15:00 – 15:30


Afternoon break


Parallel 2.1 – Providing Insight into Society (Vulnerable Populations)

15:30 – 16:45


Estimating suicide among higher education students, England and Wales

Beth Manders (ONS)

Identifying deaths while homeless: the journey so far

Asim Butt (ONS)

Victims of crime: improving statistical insight

Meghan Elkin (ONS)

Parallel 2.2 – Local Insights

15:30 – 16:45


Modelling multi-modal transport and Service Accessibility within the UK

Michael Hodge (ONS)

Manchester, Middlesbrough, Midlands and more: how ONS is helping cities

James Harris (ONS)

Young People’s Earnings Progression and Geographic Mobility

Bonnie Lewis (ONS)

Parallel 2.3 – Transformation (Population & Migration Statistics)

15:30 – 16:45


Population estimates from admin data: do people's interaction tell us who's here?

Marcus Lewin (ONS) / Joe Jenkins (ONS)

Measuring migration in a changing world – how should migration statistics reflect the complexity of modern travel patterns?

Fiona Aitchison (ONS)

Understanding the impact and contribution of migration: how ONS is providing new insights

Alison Reynolds (ONS)

16:45 – 18:00


Evening Refreshments with Poster and Market Stall Sessions


Day two



Room Number



09:00 – 09:45




09:45 – 10:05


Welcome and recap of day one

Liz McKeown (ONS)

10:05 – 11:00


Plenary session 3

Vanessa Cuthill (University of Essex) & Pete Stokes (ONS)

11:00 – 11:20


Morning break


Parallel 3.1 – Providing Insight into Society (Housing and Society)

11:20 – 12:35


Automation of occupations

Andrea Lacey (ONS)

Gender pay gap and commuting

Vahe Nafilyan (ONS)

Strengthening our housing and planning statistics

Nick Woodhill (ONS)

Parallel 3.2 – Responsible Uses of Data

11:20 – 12:35


National Statistician’s Data Ethics Advisory Committee (NSDEC) Principles

Simon Whitworth (UKSA)

Private data for public good: Public attitudes for using commercial data for societal benefits

Anya Skatova (University of Bristol)

Social media analysis as a research method

Karina Williams (ONS)

Parallel 3.3 – Transformation (Census)

11:20 – 12:35


Synthetic data for Census development

Ioannis Kaloskampis (ONS)

Outlier Detection for Census

Frantisek Hajnovic (ONS)

It’s about time: Improving the performance of the 2021 Census Data Processing System

Paul Waruszynski (ONS)

12:35 – 13:15


Lunch and Networking


13:15 – 13:45


Plenary Session 4

Richard Prothero (ONS)

Parallel 4.1 – Providing Insights into Society (People)

13:45 – 15:00


Living longer: Highlighting the effects of the UK’s ageing population

Rose Giddings (ONS)

Improving the coherence and accessibility of health and care statistics in England

Theodore Joloza (ONS)

Sustainable Development Goals

Paul Cotton (ONS)

Parallel 4.2 – Geospatial Strategy and Insights

13:45 – 15:00


Geospatial Strategy for ONS

Alistair Calder (ONS)

Estimating loneliness levels across England using open prescribing data

Daniel Lewis (ONS)



Parallel 4.3 – Transformation (Methods and Innovation)

13:45 – 15:00


System dynamics modelling for social tenancy pathways

Jasmine Latham (ONS)

How ONS is working in partnership to address the statistical challenges of admin data

Emma Nelson (ONS) / Lucy Tinkler (ONS)

Administrative data at the heart of statistical transformation: the journey

Phillip Lee (ONS)

15:00 – 15:15


Close of conference

Frankie Kay (ONS)



You will hear from a range of ONS speakers and a selection of high-quality external speakers, who will give their perspective on the drivers for mobilising the power of data for better decisions. 

*Formally the ONS Population and Social Statistics Conference

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