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    We are excited to publish our 'Children in poverty' dashboard, which brings together data to help you understand how many children are living in poverty across Wales and how this has changed over time.

    The dashboard allows you to view the data at a Welsh local authority and UK level.

    The data is based on a model produced by the End Child Poverty Coalition.


    Posted by
    y Golygydd / the Editor
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    Here you’ll find all of our InfoBase news including updates on the system and its content.

    Domestic energy consumption (2021)

    The data for 2021 for domestic energy consumption is now available following a release from Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

    Please note that the data for 2015 to 2020 has also been revised.

    Do you know how many people live in your authority?

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the 2021 mid-year estimates of population on 21 December 2022.

    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 (October 2022)

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

    Job Seeker’s Allowance claimant count (November 2022)

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

    Census 2021 – latest release

    The following Census 2021 data is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics:

    Census 2021 – latest release

    The following Census 2021 data is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics:

    Average earnings (2022)

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

    Please note the data for 2021 has been revised.

    Geography tables (November 2022)

    We’ve published the latest geography lookup table (November 2022) to help you understand which local authority, ward or local health board a postcode is in.

    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 will be updated quarterly following a release by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).


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    y Golygydd / the Editor

    Categories: Data Update
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    We are excited to publish our dashboard, which brings inflation data into one place to help you understand the key trends.

    The impact of inflation is something we are all feeling. However, not all prices have been rising at the same rate.

    The dashboard allows you to view the data by categories and sub-categories to help you understand which goods and services are driving price increases.


    Posted by
    y Golygydd / the Editor
  • People_population

    The fourth round of data from the 2021 census was published on 29 November by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    Data is available at a local authority and local area level. It includes:

    • Ethnicity
    • Identity
    • Language
    • Religion

    This data is available bilingually in InfoBaseCymru.

    For more information on census data please contact Sam Sullivan.


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    y Golygydd / the Editor
  • 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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    y Golygydd / the Editor
  • 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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    y Golygydd / the Editor
  • 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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    y Golygydd / the Editor
  • 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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    y Golygydd / the Editor
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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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    y Golygydd / the Editor
  • 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.


    Posted by
    y Golygydd / the Editor