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  • DataCymru

    CACI have contacted us with an offer of support to Welsh local authorities in these unique times. CACI produce a range of commercial datasets, including Acorn, Household Acorn, Wellbeing Acorn and Vulnerability Indicators, which can be used to better understand your communities at a small geography level.

    Normally available on a commercial basis, CACI are now making this data available free to local authorities and public sector organisations in England and Wales, to help you identify vulnerable people in your communities. This offer extends until the end of February 2021 in the first instance and will cover COVID-related work only. Any future agreement will be between yourselves and CACI.

    More information about accessing this data is available on CACI’s website, including details on how to register.

    Please note: if you are already part of the current consortium agreement we have with CACI, this offer is separate to that agreement and will have no impact on it.

    If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact CACI via their website or Duncan MacKenzie.


  • We’ve launched the latest release to our tool Profiling Places Wales.

    The tool aims to support Welsh local authorities, Public Services Boards and their partners to plan and deliver services, to understand how places are changing over time and to better understand well-being at a community level. The tool contains data on 192 Built-up Area (BUA) geographies with a Census 2011 population of 2,000 or more.

    Following the successful launch of the tool in 2019, we’ve continued to review and develop the tool, the latest release includes:

    • train station mapping and commuter data;
    • linking local health & well-being services to the Dewis Cymru directory and map;
    • the addition of 2019 WIMD data;
    • improvements to Census metadata; as well as
    • other functional updates.

    We have an exciting route map planned for the tool, with a long-term focus on its potential to support understanding of the data coming out of the 2021 Census. In the meantime, we’re looking for input from users as we seek to add further data and extend its functionality.

    If you have any thoughts or ideas or would like to have a chat about the tool, please contact Tom.Brame@data.cymru.


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    The Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) rankings and the indicator data is now available in InfoBaseCymru.

    There are 1,909 LSOAs in Wales, across the 22 local authorities. They are ranked from most deprived to least deprived against the eight domains of deprivation (Income, Employment, Health, Education, Access to Services, Community Safety, Physical Environment and Housing) and also for overall deprivation.

    Each domain is made up of a number of indicators and the indicator data is also available along with the LSOA rankings.

    The data and rankings are a valuable source of information for local authorities, public bodies, policy makers and the general public to understand how deprivation exists across Wales.

    To access the data please visit InfoBaseCymru.


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  • Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 7% increase 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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  • Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 14% increase 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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    Categories: Data Update
  • We’ve launched the latest release to our tool Profiling Places Wales.

    The tool aims to support Welsh local authorities, Public Services Boards and their partners to plan and deliver services, to understand how places are changing over time and to better understand well-being at a community level. The tool contains data on 192 Built-up Area (BUA) geographies with a Census 2011 population of 2,000 or more.

    Following the successful launch of our beta tool earlier this year, we’ve continued to receive valuable feedback which has helped us update and develop the tool further, including:

    • The addition of health and well-being services data;
    • The addition of more LSOA level maps to provide a breakdown for larger areas;
    • The ability to export or print charts for reporting purposes; as well as
    • More functional updates.

    We have an exciting route map planned for the tool, with a long-term focus on its potential to support understanding of the data coming out the 2021 Census. In the meantime, we’ll be looking for input from users as we seek to add further data and extend its functionality.

    If you have any thoughts or ideas or would like to have a chat about the tool, please contact Tom.Brame@data.cymru.


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    y Golygydd / the Editor
  • Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 10% increase 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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    Categories: Data Update
  • Population

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the 2018 mid-year estimates of population on 26 June 2019.

    The estimates are available at single year of age and at local authority level. We have included them in InfoBaseCymru as broad age bands for easier use. If you need data for different age bands please contact us.

    For more information on population data please contact Rhys Fidler.


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  • Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 12% increase 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 are excited to have launched the latest addition to our family of data tools – ProfilingPlaces.Wales.

    Place based evidence is essential, both to plan and deliver services and to understand how places are changing over time. This is being brought into stronger focus in recent work to better understand well-being at a community level.

    Painting a picture of a place and being able to distinguish its characteristics from those of other places brings its challenges. Firstly, how best to define our places in a consistent way, while providing information on a geographical basis which service providers (and citizens) will recognise as towns, communities, etc. Secondly, the challenge of limited robust quantitative data being available at a sub-local authority level.

    We have spent the last 18 months or so looking at what might be possible, including developing a successful pilot tool as a ‘proof of concept’ early in 2018.

    In terms of defining a ‘place’, we have used the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Built-up Areas (BUA) geography and settled on BUAs with a Census 2011 population of 2,000 or more. For the beta version we have included an initial set of data about a place. Where possible we have aimed for consistency with the data we know you and colleagues are using at other levels of geography. For our larger towns and cities, we have added the ability to see some of the data for sub areas (LSOAs). Users can also choose to see data about a comparator place.

    We have an exciting route map planned for the tool, with a long-term focus on its potential to support understanding of the data coming out the 2021 Census. In the short term, we’d very much welcome your input and advice as we seek to add further data and extend its functionality.

    If you’ve some thoughts or ideas, or would like to chat about the tool, please get in touch Andrew.Stephens@Data.Cymru


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