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 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: Mind the gap: an administrative data analysis of dental treatment outcomes and severe mental illness
30 March 2023
While people with severe mental illness are at high risk of chronic physical health conditions and premature mortality, little attention has been given to oral health disparities. Based on a large administrative dataset, this study allows an in-depth examination of disparities in dental health outcomes with respect to severe mental illness.
Data Insights: Variations in Covid-19 vaccination uptake among people in receipt of psychotropic drugs
29 June 2022
This data insight from ADR Northern Ireland investigates the link between people in Northern Ireland receiving psychotropic drugs, as an indicator of mental health conditions, and their likelihood of receiving a Covid-19 vaccination.
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: 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: The relationship between mental disorder, occupation type and family demands (August 2020)
4 September 2020
This study uses data linkage to examine mental disorder across occupation types and the association of family demands in Northern Ireland.
Data Insights: The effect of exposure to air pollution on health and mortality (August 2020)
7 August 2020
This study uses individual-level longitudinal data to investigate, for the first time in Northern Ireland, the link between health outcomes and long-term exposure to ambient pollution between 2001 and 2018.
Data Insights: Mortality amongst young adults with a care history in Northern Ireland (February 2020)
20 February 2020
This study provides first insights into the mortality risks within the Northern Ireland care population. This forms part of a programme of research exploring the mortality of all children born in NI between 1970-2015 based on exposure to social services interventions.
Data Insights: Children's mental health and social care in Northern Ireland (February 2020)
20 February 2020
This study provides first insights into the burden of poor mental health within the Northern Ireland care population. This forms part of a programme of research exploring the mental health of all children known to social services in NI in 2015.
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.