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: Inequalities in sentencing in the Crown Court - evidence from the Ministry of Justice Data First criminal justice datasets
28 September 2022
This Data Insight draws on Data First magistrates’ and Crown Court datasets to examine ethnic disproportionality in court outcomes and the extent of ethnic disparities in imprisonment for defendants sentenced in the Crown Court after adjusting for defendant and case characteristics.
Data Insight: The number of convictions before the imposition of a short sentence of immediate custody
31 August 2022
This Data Insight examines ethnicity and gender differences in the number of non-custodial and suspended sentences a person receives prior to receiving a short sentence of immediate custody.
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.