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

    Do you know how many people live in your authority?

    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 here as broad age bands for easier use. 

    If you need data for different age bands please contact us.

    Average house prices (April 2019)

    The data for April 2019 for average house prices is now available following a release by the Land Registry.

    Childhood immunisations data (FY 2018-19)

    The data for the uptake of childhood immunisations for FY 2018-19 are now available following a release from Public Health Wales. 

    From 2018-19, the 5 in 1 vaccine has been replaced by the 6 in 1 vaccine (now includes protection against Hepatitis B).

    Job Seeker's Allowance claimant count (May 2019)

    The latest (May 2019) Job Seeker’s Allowance claimant count is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Housing new builds data (2018-19)

    The housing new builds data for 2018-19 is now available following a release by the Welsh Government.


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  • 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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    Data Cymru launched Thriving Places Wales in April 2018. We've now updated the tool with data for 2019.

    Thriving Places Wales’ measures the relative prevalence of conditions for well-being and quality of life at a local level in Wales. The tool is based on local authority areas in Wales but should not be used as a guide to the performance of single organisations, especially individual local authorities.

    If you’d like support with the data, if you have questions about the tool or want support to help embed it in your work, please contact Duncan Mackenzie.


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  • Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 19% 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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  • PAM GuidanceWe have recently published the 2019-20 Public Accountability Measures (PAMs) guidance.

    This dataset has been developed by the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) led Task and Finish group, in consultation with local authorities, and seeks to provide a clear and simple overview of local government performance.

    The guidance includes detailed definitions for each measure, including comprehensive guidance for those measures we will collect directly from local authorities. We have also included information about how each of the PAMs may help local authorities demonstrate how they are contributing to the seven well-being goals.

    Enquiries relating to the PAMs or the guidance should be sent to pienquiries@data.cymru



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  • Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 4% 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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  • Evaluation

    Do you understand the difference you are making? Do you know what works? Are you able to demonstrate the impact of your strategies, policies or interventions?

    If any of these questions sound familiar, then you are likely to want to undertake evaluation to provide you with answers. To support those undertaking evaluation, we have launched an Evaluation Guide. Developed with support from national partners, the guide serves as an introduction to evaluation and sets out the key steps and factors that need to be considered when planning evaluation.

    The guide does not try to be the definitive source of information on evaluation. It seeks to cover the key concepts and terminology, including evaluation types, evidence bases and measuring options. It aims to convey the necessary steps required in effective and proportionate evaluation. It also points you in the direction of further guidance and support. We plan to develop the guide further as public sector understanding and use of evaluation evolves.

    In addition to the guide, we can help partners with their evaluations, whether that be supporting your evaluation planning or helping you with your detailed activity.

    If you’d like more information about how we can support you, please get in touch. We are here to help!


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  • NIE2018

    Our 2018 event ‘Are we making a difference? Understanding our impact on well-being‘, held on 22 November looked at how new legislation, new expectations and different ways of working meant that those delivering public services in Wales need to think differently about how they evaluate and measure the effectiveness and impact of policies, actions and interventions. The day contained a wide range of informative and interactive sessions, aimed at providing delegates with practical solutions and ideas for them to use within their own organisations.

    We also had two plenary speakers who are renowned in their respective fields of the design of public services and the use of well-being data in the evaluation of interventions, both of whom were able to provide a perspective from outside of Wales. They helped invoke great debate and discussions helping delegates to identify new thinking, ways of working and possible solutions to some of Wales’ ‘wicked’ issues.

    For more information about the day please visit the 'summary' page on our website.


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    Categories: NIE