At ADR UK, our goal is to enable greater access to public sector administrative data for research to inform policy that works better for all. Sharing the findings of the research we enable is key to achieving this, so that everyone from government decision makers to members of the public can find out what the data tells us, and where change could help to improve lives.
Explore our Data Insights below.
Data Insight: Exporting, importing and Northern Ireland firm performance: Which pathway to internationalisation?
7 November 2023
This Data Insight seeks to further explore firm-level characteristics underlying these wider trends. Using BDR data we offer both a descriptive analysis and a series of regressions to detail Northern Ireland’s export and import performance by markets, business size, sector and sub-regional geography. The analysis also explores questions such as which firms are more or less likely to be exporters, importers, or both, and the characteristics of businesses by the intensity of their exporting performance. The relationships between exporting and productivity and exporting and wages are also analysed.
Data Insight: Characteristics of exporting firms in Northern Ireland
19 October 2023
This project uses novel datasets and input-output (IO) modelling to investigate the differences between exporting and non-exporting firms in Northern Ireland, and to understand the scale of employment supported by exporting in Northern Ireland.
Data Insight: School funding, pupil performance and crime
11 October 2023
This Data Insight summarises findings from working with the Ministry of Justice & Department for Education linked dataset - England. Using data from the National Pupil Database and the Police National Computer, the research...
Data Insight: Impact of technology investment on Northern Ireland's economy
11 October 2023
This study explored the effects of technology investment on Northern Ireland's economy. It found that firms investing in technology experience increased employment growth and offer higher wages. However, the impact on overall productivity is minimal. The relationship between technology investment and economic outcomes varies based on firm size.
Data Insight: Productivity differences in Northern Ireland
6 October 2023
This Data Insight examines the differences in productivity across the 11 local government districts in Northern Ireland, using data from the Northern Ireland Annual Business Inquiry. We focus on how labour, capital, and government subsidies are associated with the gross value added (the value generated by any unit engaged in the production of goods and services) at the enterprise level.
Data Insight: Using the Earnings and Employees Study 2011 to estimate Catholic-Protestant wage differentials
18 September 2023
The Earnings and Employees Study (EES) 2011 links wage and employment data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) for 2011 with detailed individual and household characteristics information, including religious denomination and community background, from the 2011 Census. Analysing this linked data, we find no evidence of either a Catholic wage penalty or premium in 2011, with estimated wage gaps small in magnitude and statistically insignificant in unadjusted and adjusted models.
Data Insight: Beta testing of the Northern Ireland Annual Business Inquiry and Broad Economy Sales and Exports Statistics datasets, with a focus on spatial and sectoral analysis of Northern Ireland trade from 2014 to 2020
13 September 2023
This project responds to an ESRC funding call to expand the use of the Business Data for Research (Northern Ireland) database by researchers, with particular focus on informing the Department for the Economy’s “10X Economy” vision. It explores and reviews newly available micro-business data, paying attention to its useability in evaluating Northern Irish trade.
Data Insight: Clinical coding and capture of Long COVID: a cohort study in Wales using linked health and demographic data
23 August 2023
This Data Insight looks at clinical coding of Long COVID recorded in primary and secondary care to aid understanding of coding quality, the variation of use in primary care software systems and the completeness and usability of data. It provides a comprehensive characterisation of patients clinically diagnosed with Long COVID, with the aim of building a deeper understanding of this relatively new condition.
Data Insight: Are farm households different? Some evidence from Wales
14 July 2023
This Data Insight presents data on the structure of farming households in Wales and compares them to other non-farming rural households. The work was carried out by the AD|ARC (Administrative Data | Agricultural Research Collection) team, an ADR UK- funded project.
Data Insight: European Union Settled Status (EUSS) Data Linkage Project (Wales): Preliminary findings for education
28 June 2023
This Data Insight provides a preliminary analysis on education data relating to children born in the EU living in Wales and children born in Wales living in Wales, which details their attendance and attainment at school.
Educational attainment in Wales: Differences between Welsh- and EU-born pupils
28 June 2023
An ADR Wales research team has published a Data Insight that covers the differences in educational attainment and attendance between Welsh- and European Union (EU)-born pupils. This is part of the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) Data Linkage Project, an ADR Wales initiative.
New research investigates young people's transitions to post-compulsory education in Wales
24 May 2023
Using de-identified Welsh education data sources, ADR Wales researchers investigated transitions from compulsory education at around the age of 16 to post-compulsory education in Wales.
ADR Wales researchers find gender pay and career progression gaps in the teaching workforce in Wales
22 May 2023
ADR Wales researchers used administrative data to estimate career progression and pay gender disparities in the teaching workforce in Wales.