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  • Vacancy image

    We currently have the following vacancy:

    Grade 3 - Data Officer (£21,660 - £26,999) - Temporary (initially until 31 March 2021). The ability to work in Welsh will be a significant advantage for this post).

    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 Monday 23 September 2019. Interviews will be held in our Cardiff Office on Friday 27 September 2019.

    Download the competency framework.

    For further information, or to discuss this post, please contact Richard Palmer, Head of Human Resources on 029 2090 9500 or e-mail richard.palmer@data.cymru.


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

    Police recorded crime data (2018-19) 

    The police recorded crime data for 2018-19 are now available following a release from the Home Office.

    Traffic volume data (2018)

    The data for 2018 for traffic volume is now available following a release by the Welsh Government.

    Job Seeker's Allowance claimant count (July 2019)

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

    Average house prices (June 2019)

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

    National Survey for Wales – updated indicators

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


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    Categories: Data Update
  • 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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    Categories: Data Update
  • 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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  • Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 12% 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 are excited to have launched the latest addition to our family of data tools – ProfilingPlaces.Wales.

    Place based evidence is essential, both to plan and deliver services and to understand how places are changing over time. This is being brought into stronger focus in recent work to better understand well-being at a community level.

    Painting a picture of a place and being able to distinguish its characteristics from those of other places brings its challenges. Firstly, how best to define our places in a consistent way, while providing information on a geographical basis which service providers (and citizens) will recognise as towns, communities, etc. Secondly, the challenge of limited robust quantitative data being available at a sub-local authority level.

    We have spent the last 18 months or so looking at what might be possible, including developing a successful pilot tool as a ‘proof of concept’ early in 2018.

    In terms of defining a ‘place’, we have used the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Built-up Areas (BUA) geography and settled on BUAs with a Census 2011 population of 2,000 or more. For the beta version we have included an initial set of data about a place. Where possible we have aimed for consistency with the data we know you and colleagues are using at other levels of geography. For our larger towns and cities, we have added the ability to see some of the data for sub areas (LSOAs). Users can also choose to see data about a comparator place.

    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 short term, we’d very much welcome your input and advice as we seek to add further data and extend its functionality.

    If you’ve some thoughts or ideas, or would like to chat about the tool, please get in touch Andrew.Stephens@Data.Cymru


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  • Thriving Places Wales logo

    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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  • 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



    Categories: Publication
  • 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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