Titchfield City Group on Ageing statistics
The Titchfield City Group on Ageing statistics was created at the forty-ninth session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) in March 2018. The purpose of the group is to contribute to establishing international standards and methods for the compilation of statistics and data on the major dimensions of ageing and age-disaggregated data across the life cycle, and to collaborate with United Nations (UN) bodies and other organizations concerned with specific aspects of ageing and age statistics.
The overall objective of the Titchfield Group is to develop standardized tools and methods for producing both data disaggregated by age and ageing-related data, and encourage countries to do so, by playing a leading role in the development and communication of new standards and methodologies. The City Group will also address existing issues and deficits in data on ageing.
Participants (by country and/or organization)
The Titchfield Group includes members from National Statistical Offices from countries representing all regions of the world, as well as additional representatives from UN agencies, multilateral and bilateral agencies, academies, and civil society organizations.
There are 55 National Statistics Offices/Systems who support the work of the Titchfield group:
Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Comoros, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Finland, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Switzerland, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, Uganda, Ukraine and United Kingdom.
International organizations: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNHabitat, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), UNWomen, and the World Health Organization (WHO).
UNSC city groups: Praia Group and Washington Group.
Civil society organizations: AARP, Development Initiatives, HelpAge International, and Gray Panthers.
Academia: University of Chiang Mai, and University of Southern California and other academics with expertise in ageing.
Private sector: Hamad Medical Corp (Qatar).
Meetings and Products
- First meeting: UK, 26-27 June 2018
- Second meeting (planned): South Korea, 11-12 June 2019
Main Topics considered
- Assessment of evidence on ageing (to identify how well ageing populations are currently being measured)
- Horizon scanning (will existing and planned data sources meet future needs?)
- Conceptual and analytical framework (to explore the concepts around ageing and what can be measured)
- Standardization and harmonization guidelines (to encourage comparable measurement of progress towards SDGs)
Underlying these is ensuring that alignment is maintained to the SDGs and that there is a suitable mechanism for sharing information, including knowledge transfer and an assessment of suitable platforms.
Recent Reporting to the UNSC
UNSC 50th session — Agenda item 4(a): Items for information: Demographic statistics
- Titchfield City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated statistics: Programme of Work, 2018 to 2023