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  • 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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    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.

    Job Seeker’s Allowance claimant count (June 2022)

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

    Childhood immunisations data (FY 2021-22)

    The data for the uptake of childhood immunisations for FY 2021-22 are now available following a release from Public Health Wales.

    Employment status – disabilities (2021)

    The 2021 employment status estimates for disabilities are now available following a recent update of the Annual Population Survey.

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

    Average house prices (May 2022)

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

    Police recorded crime data (2021-22)

    The police recorded crime data for 2021-22 are now available following a release from the Home Office.

    Gross Value Added (2020)

    The data for 2020 for Gross Value Added per hour worked is now available following a release by the Welsh Government.

    Housing new builds data (2021-22)

    The housing new builds data for 2021-22 is now available following a release by the Welsh Government.

    Death rates data (2021)

    Death rates data for 2021 are now available following a release from the Office for National Statistics.

    For 2021, the population estimates data is taken from the Census 2021.

    Road casualties (2021)

    The data for 2021 for road casualties are now available following a release by the Welsh Government.

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

    Carbon emissions (2020)

    The data for 2020 for carbon emissions is now available following a release from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

    Please note that the data for 2005 to 2019 has also been revised.


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    Categories: Data Update
  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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.


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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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  • DataCymru

    “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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    Categories: Publication
  • 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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