What differs between a percent and a percentage point?

  • Say 15% of shirts are blue. That means: for every 100 shirts, 15 are blue.
  • An increase of £1 on a price of £4 is: 1/4, equal to 0.25. …

What share had vaccine doses by indices of deprivation?


NHS England…

An ONS release on deaths by vaccination status highlights statistical problems.

Changing in time

How likely is it there would be no winners in the Irish lottery?

Why is the Zoopla measure higher than the ONS?

A number in an Italian column spread elsewhere.

Why is it important to think about uncertainty?

There are surveys, tax receipts and market monitoring to look at.

Alcovision survey in Great Britain (Kantar and University of Sheffield)

The Alcovision survey is a continuous survey of adult residents (18 and over) in Great Britain. The market research company Kantar runs this survey, drawing samples from its online panel. The quotas are…

How do we calculate the age-standardised mortality rate?

  • Age-standardised mortality rates: the calculation starts with mortality rates for each age group. Analysts calculate a weighted of these age-specific rates. That creates the age-standardised mortality rate. …

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.

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