Research and analysis

Improving outputs on social housing lettings

Statistical weighting and imputation methods used in the official statistics on social housing lettings.


Improving outputs on social housing lettings: summary of imputation and weighting methods

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This report presents the outcome of a project to improve the quality, coherence and commentary around data published on lettings of social housing.

This project was funded by the UK Statistics Authority’s Quality Improvement Fund and was commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government in summer 2013. The work was carried out by the Methodology Advisory Service at the Office for National Statistics.

Recommended changes were incorporated into the statistical release Social housing lettings in England: April 2012 to March 2013, published on 3 October 2013.