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    Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 8%* 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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    We currently have the following vacancy:

    Grade 4 - Data Scientist (£27,200 - £33,437) - Temporary (initially until 31 March 2020). We would be happy to consider filling this post through a fixed-term secondment.

    To apply for this post, please send a copy of your CV with a letter explaining in detail how you meet the requirements to Richard Palmer.

    Download the competency framework.

    For further information, or to discuss any of these posts, please contact Richard Palmer, Assistant Director on 029 2090 9500 or e-mail richard.palmer@dataunitwales.gov.uk.


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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 (December 2017)

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

    Employment status (January 2018 release)

    The latest (October 2016 – September 2017) employment status estimates are now available following a recent update of the Annual Population Survey. 

    The next update will be available in April 2018.

    Average house prices (November 2017)

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

    Learning disabilities - children and young people (2017)

    The data for 2017 for learning disabilities (children and young people) is now available following a release by the Welsh Government.

    Domestic energy consumption (2016)

    The data for 2016 for domestic energy consumption is now available following a release from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).


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    Categories: Data Update
  • Save the children report

    We have been working with Save the Children on research to understand how many children in Wales live in poverty with no access to Flying Start.

    Their report, “Little pieces. Big Picture”, presents headline figures from our analysis of WIMD low income data which highlights where children might benefit from having access to Flying Start provision.

    Our work involved bringing together relevant data and presenting it through analysis, interactive mapping and reporting. We offer a range of services to our customers, if you think we can support you, or if you want to discuss how we can help you with your work, please get in touch.

    For more information please contact Jenny Murphy


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  • Free Swimming1 Logo

    Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 1%* 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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    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
  • Free Swimming1 Logo

    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.


    Posted by
    y Golygydd / the Editor
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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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