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 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.
Data Insights: The overlap of substance misuse and housing issues
23 March 2021
Dr Ian Thomas of ADR Wales explores the overlap of substance misuse and housing issues in a new Data Insight.
Educational attainment disparities in Northern Ireland: The use of administrative data to understand these complexities
25 February 2021
A new Data Insight from ADR Northern Ireland, explores the influence of a pupil’s socio-demographic profile and school factors on GCSE attainment outcomes.
Data Insights: The power of case level data and data linkage in homelessness research
3 February 2021
In this blog, researchers from ADR Wales discuss two new Data Insights that explore how case level data and data linkage can improve understanding of the nature of homelessness.