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.
European Union migrants living in Wales
25 January 2022
This Data Insight from ADR Wales examines the differences between the number of European Union (EU) migrants living in Wales, and other countries of the UK, using different data sources. It particularly focuses on applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), which has been a requirement for EU nationals living in the UK following the UK’s decision to leave the EU. In addition to considering the number of EU migrants from the different data sources, it also compares information on the origin countries of EU migrants to the UK.
Geographical profiling verses individual risk profiling in reducing rates of low birth weight and improving school readiness
17 December 2021
This Data Insight explores the Flying Start programme as a geographical profiling tool to anonymously identify vulnerable families. It also explores data driven models as an alternative method of identifying individuals at risk of experiencing adverse events.
Data Insights: Automatic coding of occupations: Methods to create the Scottish Historic Population Database (SHPD)
19 November 2021
This Data Insight from ADR Scotland describes the work of the Digitising Scotland project, which digitised 25.8 million Scottish civil registration vital events records, including digitising birth, marriages and deaths, from when records began in 1855 until 1973.
Data Insights: Living in a safe, connected area improves life chances for children in poverty in Wales
17 November 2021
This Data Insight examines the factors in the local area that can help a child overcome the negative impacts of poverty by looking at which different socio-economic determinants of a local area are associated with resilience in children.
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: 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: 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.
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. The analysis confirms the importance of the provision of careers-related services within schools, particularly in supporting children from low-income households to help them shape their thinking about possible careers.
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.