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    We currently have the following vacancy:

    Grade 5 - Head of Statistics and Research Methods - (£37,451 - £45,558) - Permanent. We may consider filling this post via a fixed term secondment until 31 March 2021.

    To apply for this post, please send a copy of your CV with a letter explaining in detail how you meet the requirements to Richard Palmer to arrive no later than noon on 30 May 2019.

    Download the competency framework.

    For further information, or to discuss this post, please contact Andrew Stephens, Executive Director on 029 2090 9500 or e-mail 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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    Here you’ll find all of our InfoBase news including updates on the system and its content.

    Job Seeker's Allowance claimant count (March 2019)

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

    Employment status (April 2019 release)

    The latest (January 2018 – December 2018) employment status estimates are now available following a recent update of the Annual Population Survey. 

    The next update will be available in July 2019.

    Average house prices (February 2019)

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

    Annual Population Survey datasets (2018) - qualifications of working age people

    The 2018 datasets for qualifications of working age people are now available following a recent update from the Annual Population Survey. 

    Please note that the data for 2012 to 2017 has also been revised.

    Child measurement programme data AY 2017-18

    The child measurement programme data has been updated for AY 2017-18 following a release by Public Health Wales. The data includes the findings from the measurements of children in reception year aged four to five during the academic year. 

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    • % of boys aged 4-5 who are overweight or obese 
    • % of girls aged 4-5 who are overweight or obese 
    • % of children aged 4-5 who are overweight or obese 


    The data shows that in 2017-18, 26.4% of children in Wales were overweight or obese, compared with 27.1% in 2016-17.

    National Survey for Wales – updated indicators

    The following National Survey for Wales indicators have been updated following a release by the Welsh Government.

    General Health

    • % of adults aged 16+ years who reported having any longstanding illness;
    • % of adults aged 16+ years who reported their general health being bad or very bad; 
    • % of adults aged 16+ years who reported their general health being fair; 
    • % of adults aged 16+ years who reported their general health being good or very good; 
    • % of adults aged 16+ years who reported their health as being “limiting a lot”; and 
    • % of adults aged 16+ years who reported their health as being “limiting at all”. 


    Illnesses 

    • % of adults aged 16+ years who reported having heart and circulatory complaints; 
    • % of adults aged 16+ years who reported having mental disorder(s); and 
    • % of adults aged 16+ years who reported having respiratory system complaints.

    Annual Population Survey dataset (2018) - national identity

    The 2018 dataset for national identity is now available following a recent update from the Annual Population Survey. 

    Please note that the data for 2012 to 2017 has also been revised.

    Annual Population Survey data (2018) - ethnicity

    The 2018 datasets for ethnicity are now available following a recent update from the Annual Population Survey. 

    Please note that the data for 2012 to 2017 has also been revised.

    Annual Population Survey datasets (2018) - Welsh language skills

    The 2018 data for Welsh language skills are now available following a recent update of the Annual Population Survey. 

    Please note that the data for 2012 to 2017 has also been revised.


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    Categories: Data Update
  • 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
  • Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 10% 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.



    Categories: Data Update
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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.

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

    To view the 2017-18 report please click the image below.

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

    Free Swimming


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