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

    Average house prices (April 2020)

    The data for April 2020 for average house prices is now available following a release by the Land Registry.

    Birth data by mother’s age (2019)

    The data for 2019 for live births by mother’s age is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Average class size (AY 2019-20)

    The data for AY 2019-20 for average class size is now available following a release by the Welsh Government.

    Pupils and schools (AY 2019-20)

    The data for AY 2019-20 for pupils and schools is now available following a release by Welsh Government.

    Independent schools data is not being published for AY 2019-20 as the data collection was not completed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, the following data has not been updated:

    • Number of all qualified school teachers; and
    • Number of qualified independent school teachers.

    Job Seeker’s Allowance claimant count (July 2020)

    The latest (July 2020) Job Seeker’s Allowance claimant count is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Projected local authority population (2018-based)

    The data for projected population (2018-based) is now available following a release by the Welsh Government.

    This dataset contains population projections for the 22 Welsh local authorities. The projections run from the base year, 2018, until 2043. The further into the future the estimate the less certain it is.

    The methods used to calculate the 2018-based local authority projections differ from those used to calculate the 2014-based projections. The primary change is:

    • Using rates rather than fixed numbers to model internal migration.

    More information about these changes is available in Welsh Government’s recent data release.

    Projected households (2018-based)

    The data for projected households (2018-based) is now available following a release by the Welsh Government.

    The household projections are based upon local authority projections. More information about these changes is available in Welsh Government’s recent data release.

    Childhood immunisations data (FY 2019-20)

    The data for the uptake of childhood immunisations for FY 2019-20 are now available following a release from Public Health Wales.

    National Survey for Wales – updated indicators

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

    Community well-being

    • % of adults who have fewer than two healthy lifestyle behaviours;
    • % of people living in households in material deprivation;
    • % of people who volunteer; and
    • % of people who are lonely.

    Lifestyle (National Survey for Wales)

    • % of people participating in sporting activities three or more times a week;
    • % of adults who reported being a smoker;
    • % of adults who reported fewer than two healthy behaviours;
    • % of adults who reported being active for 150 minutes in the week;
    • % of adults who reported being active for less than 30 minutes in the week;
    • % of adults who reported eating five portions of fruit and vegetables the previous day;
    • % of adults who reported being an e-cigarette user;
    • % of adults who reported being obese (BMI 30+);
    • % of adults who reported being overweight or obese (BMI 25+); and
    • % of adults who reported consuming more than 14 units or more of alcohol per week.

    Welsh language skills (National Survey for Wales)

    • % of people who speak Welsh daily and can speak more than just a few words of Welsh.

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    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 and Wellbeing Acorn, 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 in England and Wales, to help you identify vulnerable people in your communities. This offer extends until mid-June in the first instance and 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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    The Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) rankings and the indicator data is now available in InfoBaseCymru.

    There are 1,909 LSOAs in Wales, across the 22 local authorities. They are ranked from most deprived to least deprived against the eight domains of deprivation (Income, Employment, Health, Education, Access to Services, Community Safety, Physical Environment and Housing) and also for overall deprivation.

    Each domain is made up of a number of indicators and the indicator data is also available along with the LSOA rankings.

    The data and rankings are a valuable source of information for local authorities, public bodies, policy makers and the general public to understand how deprivation exists across Wales.

    To access the data please visit InfoBaseCymru.


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  • Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 7% 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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  • Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 14% 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’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 our beta tool earlier this year, we’ve continued to receive valuable feedback which has helped us update and develop the tool further, including:

    • The addition of health and well-being services data;
    • The addition of more LSOA level maps to provide a breakdown for larger areas;
    • The ability to export or print charts for reporting purposes; as well as
    • More 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 the 2021 Census. In the meantime, we’ll be 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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    y Golygydd / the Editor
  • Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 10% 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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  • 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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