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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 (March 2021)

    The latest (March 2021) Job Seeker’s Allowance claimant count is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Employment status (April 2021 release)

    The latest (January 2020 – December 2020) employment status estimates are now available following a recent update of the Annual Population Survey.

    The next update will be available in July 2021.

    Average house prices (February 2021)

    The data for February 2021 for average house prices is now available following a release by the Land Registry.

    ​Annual Population Survey datasets (2020) - qualifications of working age people

    The 2020 datasets for qualifications of working age people are now available following a recent update from the Annual Population Survey.

    Pupil destinations (2020)

    The latest data for pupil destinations (NEETs (known not to be in employment, full time education or work based training for young people) 2020 is now available following a release by Careers Wales.

    Annual Population Survey data (2020) - ethnicity

    The 2020 datasets for ethnicity are now available following a recent update from the Annual Population Survey.

    Please note, in the 2020 statistical release Welsh Government stated that:
    ‘Annual Population Survey (APS) responses are weighted to official population projections. As the current projections are 2018-based they are based on demographic trends that pre-date the COVID-19 pandemic. ONS are analysing the population totals used in the weighting process and intend to make adjustments where appropriate. Rates published from the APS remain robust; however, levels and changes in levels should be used with caution. This will particularly affect estimates for country of birth, nationality, ethnicity and disability.’

    Annual Population Survey dataset (2020)

    The 2020 dataset for national identity is now available following a recent update from the Annual Population Survey.

    Please note that the data for 2011 to 2019 has also been revised.

    Please note, in the 2020 statistical release Welsh Government stated that:

    ‘Annual Population Survey (APS) responses are weighted to official population projections. As the current projections are 2018-based they are based on demographic trends that pre-date the COVID-19 pandemic. ONS are analysing the population totals used in the weighting process and intend to make adjustments where appropriate. Rates published from the APS remain robust; however, levels and changes in levels should be used with caution. This will particularly affect estimates for country of birth, nationality, ethnicity and disability.’

    Annual Population Survey datasets (2020)

    The 2020 data for Welsh language skills are now available following a recent update of the Annual Population Survey.


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    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.



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    We will be closed from 12:00 on Thursday 24 December 2020.

    We will re-open on Monday 4 January 2021. If you have any queries please email us at enquiries@data.cymru or telephone 029 2090 9500 and leave a message.


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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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