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    Our offices will be closed from 14:00 on Friday 22 December 2017.

    We will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018. If you have any queries please email us at enquiries@dataunitwales.gov.uk or telephone 029 2090 9500 and leave a message.


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    Here you’ll find all of our InfoBase news including updates on the system and its content.


    Live births data (2016)

    The data for 2016 for live births is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Birth data by mother’s age (2016)

    The data for 2016 for live births by mother’s age is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics. 

    Excess winter deaths (2016-2017)

    The data 2016-2017 for excessive winter deaths is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    New active businesses and business closures (2016)

    The data for 2016 for new active businesses and business closures is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Fly-tipping data (2016-17)

    The data for 2016-17 for fly-tipping is now available following a release by Welsh Government.

    Average house prices (September 2017)

    The data for September 2017 for average house prices is now available following a release by the Land Registry.

    Job Seeker's Allowance claimant count (October 2017)

    The latest (October 2017) Job Seeker’s Allowance claimant count is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Viewing data in maps

    Depending on the internet browser you use to access InfoBaseCymru, you might experience some issues when you try to look at our data in maps. This is because of a recent update to the browser’s default settings. 

    Don’t worry! If you do experience any issues there will be guidance on what you need to do. You will only need to change your settings once. 

    If you would prefer not to make any changes, you can view all content using Internet Explorer. 

    For further support please contact us.

    Traffic volume data (2016)

    The data for 2016 for traffic volume is now available following a release by the Welsh Government.

    National Survey for Wales (2016-17)

    The latest National Survey for Wales data for percentage of people aged 75+ who use the internet for personal use is now available following a release by the Welsh Government.


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    Categories: Data Update
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    Get the latest analysis report on Free Swimming data showing trends for Wales.

    We work in partnership with Sport Wales to collect, analyse and report on Free Swimming data from local authorities in Wales.

    The aim of this work is to evaluate the impact of the Free Swimming Initiative in Wales by using the data effectively.

    Here are some of the key points from the 2016-17 data:

    • There has been a 33% and 36% fall in participation in free public swimming amongst males and females aged 16 and under, respectively compared to 2015-16.
    • The 60 and over age group has seen a 2% rise in free public swimming participation, compared to 2015-16.

    Find out more and see what participation is like in your authority by visiting our Free Swimming tool.

    To view the 2016-17 report please click the image below.

    Free Swimming

    For more information on Free Swimming data please contact Adrian Smith.


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    We have updated our offering for Average House Price data in InfoBaseCymru. We now hold data on Average house prices for first time buyers and the Percentage annual change in average house price. These are available at local authority level.

    If you have any comments on this data, please contact us at enquiries@dataunitwales.gov.uk or 029 2090 9500.


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    Categories: Data Update
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    Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 3%* increase in the number of free public swims for both younger and older people compared to the same period last year.

    *Excludes data for one local authority.

    Want to see more? Check out our Free Swimming interactive tool for Wales.

    For more information on Free Swimming data please contact Adrian Smith.


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    Here you’ll find all of our InfoBase news including updates on the system and its content.

    Job Seeker's Allowance claimant count (August 2017)

    The latest (August 2017) Job Seeker’s Allowance claimant count is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Average house prices (July 2017)

    The data for July 2017 for average house prices is now available following a release by the Land Registry.

    Public Accountability Measure (PAMs) 2016-17 data is published

    The Public Accountability Measure (PAMs) data for 2016-17 has been published.

    Enquiries about the data should be sent to PIenquiries.

    Benefits by type data set discontinued

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has discontinued the benefit by type statistics and this data will, therefore, no longer be updated. We will be adding some new DWP benefits indicators by local authority and local area soon.

    Further information can be found on the NOMIS website.

    School absence: Secondary schools (AY 2016-17)

    The data for 2016-17 for school absence in secondary schools is now available following a release by the Welsh Government.

    Fire incidents, fire attendance and smoke alarms data (2016-17)

    The data for 2016-17 for fire incidents, fire attendance and smoke alarms is now available following a release by Welsh Government.


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    Categories: Data Update
  • Data Unit LogoWe have published our first monitoring report on our compliance with our Welsh Language Standards.

    From 25 January 2017, the Data Unit has committed to comply with the Welsh Language Standards, as set out by the Welsh Government under Section 44 of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011. These standards set clear expectations on us to provide services in Welsh to our customers, and to promote the use of the Welsh language through all the services.

    Our annual monitoring report provides information on our compliance, any action that we’ve undertaken, as well as providing details of any complaints relating to our compliance with the Welsh Language Standards. We’re very proud to say that we received no complaints in 2016-17.

    You can find the report here.


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    Local authority performance continues to improve…

    Data for 2016-17 shows that LA performance has improved for 64% of indicators.

    A report published by the Data Unit shows that performance has improved for 64% of comparable performance indicators compared to 2015-16.

    The gap in performance (between the best and worst performing authorities) has also narrowed for over half of the indicators.


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    An easy way to see how MyLocalCouncil is performing

    A website designed to help members of the public understand how their local council is performing has today been updated with the latest local authority performance data for 2016-17.

    The site allows users to see how their authority compares to others across Wales, how it compares to the Wales average, and how its performance has varied over recent years.


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