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  • People_population

    On 2 November the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the second round of data from the 2021 census.

    Demography and migration data is available at a local authority and local area level. It includes:

    • All households
    • Year of arrival in UK
    • Length of residence in the UK
    • Passports held
    • Country of birth
    • Usual resident population
    • Population density
    • Age structure (five year age bands) by sex
    • Marital status
    • Age structure.

    To help you use and understand the data, we have:

    For more information on census data please contact Sam Sullivan.


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

    Average house prices (August 2022)

    The data for August 2022 for average house prices is now available following a release by the Land Registry.

    Gross revenue expenditure (FY 2021-22)

    The data for 2021-22 for gross revenue expenditure for local authorities is now available following a release by the Welsh Government.

    Job Seeker’s Allowance claimant count (September 2022)

    The latest (September 2022) Job Seeker’s Allowance claimant count is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Employment status (October 2022 release)

    The latest (July 2021 – June 2022) employment status estimates are now available following a recent update of the Annual Population Survey.

    The next update will be available in January 2023.

    Gross disposable household income (2020)

    The data for 2020 for gross disposable household income is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Please note that the data for 2004 to 2019 has also been revised.

    Businesses by industry (2022)

    The data for 2022 for businesses by industry is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Businesses by size (2022)

    The data for 2022 for businesses by size is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Birth data by mother’s age (2021)

    The data for 2021 for live births by mother’s age is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Substance misuse - updated

    The 2020-21 substance misuse data is now available following a release by NHS Wales.

    Please note that the data for 2016-17 to 2019-20 has also been revised.

    Fire incidents, fire attendance and smoke alarms data (2021-22)

    The data for 2021-22 for fire incidents, fire attendance and smoke alarms is now available following a release by Welsh Government.


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    Categories: Data Update
  • Knowledge

    Today sees the launch of the first of our data-focused Communities of Practice (CoP). These communities aim to enable positive, constructive information sharing across the Welsh public sector in relation to all things data. And, we’d like to invite you / your organisation to get involved.

    The first of the CoPs, focus on:

    • PowerBI; and
    • Improving access to data.

    The PowerBI CoP is aimed at individuals that work in the Welsh public sector and use PowerBI to create and share data visualisations, or are keen to do so. As a member of the community, you will be able to connect with other PowerBI users, share knowledge, ask questions and build skills.

    Similarly, the Improving access to data CoP is aimed at individuals that work in the Welsh public sector and want to encourage and facilitate better access to data. As a member of this community, you will connect with like-minded colleagues to share, develop and promote good practice in relation to data access and sharing.

    So, if you think you could benefit from being a part of these exciting new communities, please see our CoP webpage for details on how to get involved.

    We look forward to connecting with you.


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  • People_population

    The first round of data from the 2021 census was published on 28 June by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Data is available at a local authority level and includes:

    • Usual resident population by sex and 5 year age band;
    • Usual resident population density; and
    • Number of households.

    To help you use and understand the data, we have developed a suite of resources, including:

    For more information on census data please contact Sam Sullivan.


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  • Data Unit Logo

    Are you looking to learn more about collecting and using data? Do you work with data and want to extract more value from it? Are you thinking of expanding your skills?

    We have developed a suite of training that will introduce you to:

    • Summary statistics
    • Presenting data
    • Survey design and analysis
    • Planning and delivering focus groups.

    Courses are aimed at local government colleagues. Please note: there is a maximum of two delegates per council. To accompany this training, we will also release a series of guides. We will run 16 free sessions throughout the year; one of each per quarter! 

    You can book onto one of our courses via Tocyn Cymru, our booking partner.

    Alternatively, if you’ve four people or more from one organisation that are interested in attending a course then it may be more convenient and cost effective for us to deliver it for you at a time and date that suits you. Please get in touch with Sam Sullivan if you’d like to discuss your requirements in more detail.


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    We’ve published our well-being of Wales data dashboard.

    The dashboard provides information about progress towards the national well-being goals, including:

    • A prosperous Wales
    • A resilient Wales
    • A more equal Wales
    • A more equal Wales
    • A Wales of Cohesive Communities
    • A Wales of Vibrant Culture and Thriving Welsh Language
    • A Globally Responsible Wales.

    The data, where possible, is shown at a local authority level. Where local data is not available, data is shown at a Wales level. It is designed to help you understand the current position in relation to each of the indicators and how this varies over time and across Wales.

    From the home page you can select any of the well-being goals. You will be shown an indication of well-being in that area using six of the chosen goal’s measures. You can then choose to explore all the data for that goal or to choose another goal.


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  • Data Unit Logo

    We are really excited to launch a range of training opportunities as part of our capacity building programme.

    Our training courses are led by experts in their field and will be delivered online.

    Take your time to explore our suite of training courses, which focus on:

    To accompany this training, we will also release a series of guides.

    You can book onto one of our courses via Tocyn Cymru, our booking partner. Alternatively, if you’ve four people or more from one organisation that are interested in attending a course then it may be more convenient and cost effective for us to deliver it for you at a time and date that suits you.

    Please get in touch with Sam Sullivan if you’d like to discuss your requirements in more detail.


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    We will be closed from 12:00 on Friday 24 December 2021.

    We will re-open on Tuesday 4 January 2022. 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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  • DataCymru

    “There is no such thing as failure, only learning experiences” – Anon.

    Today we have launched our webinar programme of events, which aims to inform and inspire.

    In our first webinar, “Understanding future skills requirements: data for the green revolution”, our colleague Dan will be talking about his research around the skills demands that are likely to arise with the rapid growth of the green economy. Join us to learn more about the research, the underlying data and to explore some of the key findings.


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