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  • Over 100 delegates attended our fifth National Intelligence Event – Planning together to improve local well-being: What works? on Thursday 2 March 2017 at Cardiff City Stadium.

    Delegates heard from a range of speakers including Christopher Stevens, Head of Planning and Partnership Branch and Claire Germain Head of Local Government Partnerships, Welsh Government. We also heard from Liz Zeidler, Chief Executive from Happy City. Liz shared the learning from Happy City including their tools and approaches for sustainable well-being for all.

    There were a number of breakout sessions with speakers from the Office for National Statistics, Welsh Government, Canal & River Trust, Coventry University, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University, Office of the Children’s Commissioner, Office of the Older People’s Commissioner, Social Services Improvement Agency, Office of the Future Generations Commissioner and Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Wellbeing (CISHeW).

    The day was brought to a close with Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner who shared her reflections on the draft assessments on local well-being and her thoughts and expectations for the coming year. This was followed by a Q&A session with the Commissioner.

    Feedback from the event so far has been very positive. Presentations are available on our website.


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

    Cancer registration rates - updated

    2007-2015 cancer registration rates have been updated following a release from WCISU.

    Average house prices (December 2016)

    The data for December 2016 for average house prices is now available following a release by the Land Registry.

    Job Seeker's Allowance claimant count (January 2017)

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

    Benefits by type (August 2016)

    The data for August 2016 for benefits by type, is now available following a release by NOMIS.


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    Categories: Data Update
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    Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 7% decrease in the number of free public swims for both younger and older people compared to the same period last year.

    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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    Chris Beck

    Categories: Data Update
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    Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 19% decrease in the number of free public swims for both younger and older people compared to the same period last year.

    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 have updated our offering for disabilities data in InfoBaseCymru. We now hold data on the number of people with physical or sensory disabilities on local authority registers. This is available at local authority and local health board 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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    Struggling to collect robust, consistent data? Find out how we helped local authority social care training managers…

    Each year local authority social care training managers collect information about the external commissioned social care provider workforce. Until recently there has been little consistency in the data that has been collected or the way in which it is collected. As such, it has been difficult to use the data to draw any robust conclusions about the size and composition of the workforce at a regional or national level. The need for such a dataset that is both useful at local authority area level and can be collated at a regional and national level is becoming increasingly important.

    In 2013, the Care Council for Wales (CCW) commissioned us to support local authorities in a pilot collection of information about the workforce of external social care providers that are commissioned to provide services by Welsh local authorities. Part of the support was to provide analysis of the data at a local, regional and national level. We have since been commissioned to repeat the exercise for both 2014 and 2015, building on lessons learned.

    The CCW have recently published the report detailing the findings from the 2015 data collection.

    If you would like further information on the type of support we can offer please contact enquiries@dataunitwales.gov.uk.


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    Categories: Publication
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    We have updated our offering for children’s oral health data in InfoBaseCymru.

    We now hold data on the average number of decayed, missing or filled teeth in children aged 5 and 12 years. This is available at local authority and local health board 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 8% decrease in the number of free public swims for both younger and older people compared to the same period last year.

    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 2015-16 data:

    • There has been a 26% and 25% fall in participation in free public swimming amongst males and females aged 16 and under, respectively compared to 2014-15.
    • The 60 and over age group has seen a 4% fall in free public swimming participation, compared to 2014-15.

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

    To view the 2015-16 report please click the image below.

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

    Free Swimming

    Free Swimming


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    Categories: Publication