Our Data Insights offer bite-sized snapshots of the findings of ongoing and completed research using linked administrative data.
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 Insights: Early & Multiple GCSE Entry: Patterns over time (April 2021)
19 April 2021
This research examines patterns of early entry for various subjects over time, detailing high levels of multiple entry for mathematics subjects.
Data Insights: Staff-pupil Covid-19 infection pathways in schools in Wales (March 2021)
24 March 2021
ADR Wales researchers share the findings of research exploring the likelihood of pupils and staff testing positive for Covid-19 when there has been a positive case among staff, pupils and their households.
Data Insights: Severe and multiple disadvantage (March 2021)
19 March 2021
This Data Insight from ADR Wales explores the scale and overlap of substance misuse and housing issues in the City and County of Swansea.
Data Insights: Risk factors for not being ready to start school (February 2021)
9 February 2021
In this Data Insight researchers at Swansea University Medical School investigate the risk factors for children’s low school readiness (e.g. low vocabulary and communication, low on ability to socialise).
Data Insights: Using case level data to measure the dynamics of housing support (February 2021)
3 February 2021
This Data Insight from ADR Wales draws on data from the City and County of Swansea housing team to explore the number of households actively receiving housing support during a financial year.
Data Insights: Using data linkage to improve estimates of homelessness (February 2021)
3 February 2021
This Data Insight from ADR Wales outlines exploratory analysis using data linkage between local authority data and health data in order to improve estimates of the scale of homelessness at the local authority level.
Data Insights: Patterns of school non-attendance over the educational lifecourse (December 2020)
9 December 2020
This Data Insight from ADR Wales uses data linkage to explore absenteeism over an 11-year period for a single birth cohort in Wales.
Data Insights: Addressing inequality? The provision of careers guidance in Welsh schools (September 2020)
22 September 2020
This research uses linked data to learn more about careers guidance received by children in Welsh schools. It examines how this is influenced by pupils’ demographic and academic characteristics.
Data Insights: Measuring repeat homelessness (July 2020)
30 July 2020
This study explores different measures of repeat homelessness using individual level data on people applying to the Local Authority Housing Options team in the City and County of Swansea.
Number of convictions before receiving a short, immediate prison sentence: ethnicity and gender differences
9 November 2022
In this blog, ADR UK Research Fellow Dr Angela Sorsby builds on her recently published Data Insight with some further analysis of differences in prison sentences among ethnic groups.
New insight on the origins of disadvantage in the Welsh labour market
3 November 2021
In a new Data Insight report, researchers from ADR Wales have explored how the data collected from pupils about their career plans can be combined with routinely collected administrative data to provide new insights about their different circumstances and capabilities.
Analysing a season of death and excess mortality in Scotland’s past
21 June 2021
ADR Scotland researcher Dr Beata Nowok describes the use of the SHiPP to investigate past disease outbreaks to find parallels and learn lessons that may help us respond better in the present.