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: European Union Settled Status (EUSS) Data Linkage Project (Wales): Preliminary findings for education
28 June 2023
This Data Insight provides a preliminary analysis on education data relating to children born in the EU living in Wales and children born in Wales living in Wales, which details their attendance and attainment at school.
Data Insight: Exploring the complex relationship between legislation, policies and research: Built Environments And Child Health in WalEs and AuStralia (BEACHES)
9 June 2023
This Data Insight focuses on the work being carried out by the Built Environments And Child Health in WalEs and AuStralia (BEACHES) team in Swansea University. It provides a summary of key Welsh legislation and policy areas on the built environment and child health. We describe the data used in the BEACHES project and present the statistical analysis to be conducted, as well as the dissemination process and engagement with stakeholders throughout the project.
Data Insight: Exploring transitions to post-compulsory education in Wales
23 May 2023
This Data Insight explores transitions from school to Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) in Wales.
Data Insight: Effectiveness of careers guidance in supporting participation in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)
6 March 2023
This Data Insight explores the influence careers guidance can have on transitions to Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) in Wales. The analysis examines rates of transition to PCET in Wales, whether the receipt of careers guidance during key stage 4 supports transition to PCET and, if so, whether it benefits some groups of pupils more than others.
Data Insight: How is careers guidance for school pupils prioritised?
6 March 2023
This Data Insight explores how information is used to inform decisions regarding the provision of careers guidance interviews among key stage 4 (KS4) pupils in Wales. It explores the relative importance of background characteristics contained within administrative education records compared to information supplied by pupils via the Careers Wales diagnostic tool.
Data Insights: Youth movements, social mobility and health inequalities - update
20 December 2022
The formal schools-based education system is a major state intervention aimed at producing a fair distribution of socioeconomic position in later life. However, there is growing evidence that other skills gained outwith formal education may be as important. Our study looked at youth movement attendance and long-term effects on social mobility and self-reported general health in mid-life.
Engagement with the Hwb virtual learning environment during Covid-19 school closures
23 August 2022
This Data Insight outlines preliminary findings on engagement with the Hwb virtual learning environment by pupils in primary, secondary and special school sectors during the academic year 2019/2020.
Data Insights: Geographical profiling verses individual risk profiling in reducing rates of low birth weight and improving school readiness (December 2021)
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: Living in a safe, connected area improves life chances for children in poverty in Wales (November 2021)
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: Understanding the origins of labor market disadvantage in Wales (November 2021)
3 November 2021
In a new Data Insight report, researchers from ADR Wales have investigated how the data collected from pupils about their career plans, when combined with administrative data, can provide insight into their different circumstances and capabilities.
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.