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: How common is low pay in Britain and is it declining?
7 June 2023
This Data Insight examines the incidence of low pay in Britain over the period 2004-2021 using two indicators that are the focus of government policy. The analyses use data developed as part of the Wage and Employment Dynamics project, funded by ADR England.
Data Insight: The nature, extent and outcomes of serious and organised crime cases prosecuted in England and Wales
12 October 2022
This Data Insight examines serious organised crime cases appearing before the Crown Court in England and Wales between 2013 and 2020.
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 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.
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.