Insight e-bulletin – October 2023

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Insight e-bulletin October 2023

In this issue:

Coventry city centre empty shop units report - Q3 2023

Source: Insight, Coventry City Council

The quarterly empty shops survey of Coventry city centre's prime retail area took place in October 2023, a total of 61 shops units were counted as empty. This means that the total number of empty units is three higher than it was it was in the last survey in Q1 2023. 

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2023 population and migration releases

Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

In September 2023, the decision was taken by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to postpone three publications until November 2023:

  • Mid-year population estimates (MYE): June 2022
  • Rebased population estimates: 2012-2021
  • Revised UK international migration statistics: 2012-2021

ONS tells us that this postponement ensures consistency in the statistics which are made available, avoids potential confusion and allows the ONS to produce the best possible statistics.

On 23rd November, these statistics will be released by ONS alongside the latest long-term international migration estimates (June 2023). They will also be publishing supporting information including methodology and research updates. 

National Population Projections (NPPs) will follow. The provisional dates for these are:

  • 2021-based interim NPPs (using Census 2021 and latest international migration estimates and new assumptions) - January 2024
  • 2022-based NPPs (using the latest census data (including from Scotland), new assumptions and a range of variants) - October / November 2024
  • Subnational population projections (SNPPs) release (England) - Early 2025

Please see the ONS release calendar for updates.