IA National Data Service – May 2020 Data Update


March data available in system from 1 May and all affected reports updated.

Claimant count

Claimant count data updated on day of publication 19 May. Reports followed with all affected reports updated by 25 May.

Population estimates

Provisional Population Estimates for large areas for 2019 were released on 6 May. Generally we avoid provisional data to avoid changing numbers. This was an unusual step on behalf of ONS as part of measures to support the COVID-19 response. We made the data available on the 13 May and updated the affected reports by 15 May. The metadata denoted the provisional nature of the figures. ONS released the final version of the figures on 24 June. The only change from the provisional data was additional data for Northern Ireland so the English National Data Service data was unaffected beyond an update to the metadata.