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: The influence of a pupil’s socio-demographic profile and school factors on GCSE attainment outcomes (February 2021)
25 February 2021
This study examines socio-demographic and school level predictors of GCSE attainment using data that links the Northern Ireland Census (2011), School Leavers Survey and School Census for the first time.
Data Insights: Using data to support law enforcement decision making around illegal drug parcels (February 2021)
25 February 2021
This data Insight from ADR Scotland used data from the National Crime Agency on drug parcels intercepted en route to Scotland between 2011 and 2016 to identify what factors were most important in determining which parcels were used to conduct a controlled delivery.
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: Selective schools: Do they improve health? (January 2021)
31 January 2021
This study from ADR Scotland looks at long term effects of education, specifically stratifying students based on their academic ability through selective schooling.
Data Insights: Using data to classify the likely ‘motivation’ of online drug purchasers (January 2021)
31 January 2021
This Data Insight from ADR Scotland used data provided by the National Crime Agency about illegal consignments intercepted through the postal service by the UK Border Force and destined for Scotland to establish a new approach for the classification of drug purchases.
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: Economically 'inactive': How does childcare impact mothers' ability to re-join the labour market? (November 2020)
18 November 2020
This study provides a first glance into the impact that informal childcare provided by co-resident grandparents in Northern Ireland has on mothers’ employment rates, especially on mother’s full-time and part-time employment.
Data Insights: Youth movement, social mobility and health inequalities (November 2020)
30 October 2020
This Data Insight from ADR Scotland outlines research that will use the Aberdeen Children of 1950s dataset to examine whether youth movements are related to increased adult social mobility.
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.
Early and multiple GCSE entry: Patterns over time and grade improvement
19 April 2021
Dr Jennifer May Hampton, a researcher in the WISERD Education Data Lab at Cardiff University, discusses two new Data Insights concerning early and multiple GCSE entry: patterns over time and grade improvement.