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

    Annual Population Survey data (2021) - ethnicity

    The 2021 datasets for ethnicity are now available following a recent update from the Annual Population Survey.

    Please note that the data for 2020 has also been revised.

    Annual Population Survey dataset (2021) - national identity

    The 2021 dataset for national identity is now available following a recent update from the Annual Population Survey.

    Please note that the data for 2020 has also been revised.

    Conceptions (2020)

    The data for 2020 for conceptions is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Annual Population Survey datasets (2021) – NVQ qualifications of working age people

    The 2021 datasets for NVQ qualifications of working age people are now available following a recent update from the Annual Population Survey.

    Please note that the data for 2020 has also been revised.

    Job Seeker’s Allowance claimant count (March 2022

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

    Employment status (April 2022 release)

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

    The next update will be available in July 2022.

    Average house prices (February 2022)

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


    Annual Population Survey datasets (2021)

    The 2021 data for Welsh language skills are now available following a recent update of the Annual Population Survey.

    Please note that the data for 2020 has also been revised.


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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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    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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    “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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  • DataCymru

    We’ve published a geography lookup table to help you understand which local authority, ward or local health board a postcode is in. We’ve made this available as a result of demand from users wanting to use this information e.g. vaccination centres, to understand which local authority/local health board a person’s postcode belongs.

    The table contains the names, descriptions, and identification codes of Welsh statistical geographies, from postcode through to local health board, and how they relate to each other.

    The data is updated quarterly following a release by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    The table can be found in our tools OpenDataWales and InfoBaseCymru.


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    The 2021 update of Thriving Places Wales is now available. The tool provides a measure of the prevelance of the conditions that support well-being across local authority areas.

    The scores measure conditions for well-being across Wales at a local authority area level. They are not reflective of the performance of any organisation, or groups of organisations, within these areas.

    Developed in conjunction with the Centre for Thriving Places, the tool provides a robust reporting framework to help support decision-makers to understand well-being in their area.

    The tool is based on many years of development work in consultation with experts from around the world, academics, practitioners and diverse local communities The conditions included in the framework are what have been shown to be most important for individuals, communities and areas to thrive. They define sustainable well-being as providing equal opportunities to thrive for present and future generations. The tool offers an alternative view of well-being compared to financial and deprivation-based indices.

    There is analysis to accompany the scores and users can also create a pdf scorecard for their local authority area.

    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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  • 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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