Equality Data + Working Together = Open Data

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Image of a data logoMaking data easily accessible is something all Welsh public bodies should be doing, whether it’s Welsh Government, your local authority or your local health board. It’s probably fair to say that in reality there’s room for improvement. The good news though is that we’re working together to find ways to do things better. Continue reading

Chief Statistician’s update: coming soon, new data for understanding areas of deprivation in Wales

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On 27 November, we’ll publish the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) 2019. This will be a fresh set of ranks of relative deprivation for small areas in Wales.

There’s been a gap of five years since WIMD 2014. That’s five years in which there have been many exciting data developments and advances in techniques that can help us with the complex calculations needed.

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Chief Statistician’s update: postponing the 2017-based subnational population and household projections

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Our local authority population projections are one of the most widely used sets of information that we produce. The projections look at what has been happening to the population in recent years and project it forward into the future. They are used to help a range of organisations plan for the future (for example to plan houses, schools, nurseries and social services), and are used to help distribute money too. They do not take account of any future political or economic developments (for example Brexit).

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Chief Statistician’s update: can our social services statistics give better insights?

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Many people in Wales come into contact with social care each year and it accounts for around a quarter of spending by local authorities in Wales. In 2017-18 over 75,000 adults were provided with services through a care and support plan and nearly 50,000 children were assessed for need for care and support.

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From A Level to Apprenticeship

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Planning my future looked as though it was going to be the biggest decision I would ever make in my life, so I tried avoiding it. Whilst coming to the end of my A-levels this year, not knowing what my favourite subject was, or whether I wanted to go to university, I was completely clueless. However, after speaking to those with experience it landed me in this amazing opportunity that provides so many choices. Continue reading

My experience as a working parent and apprentice in Welsh Government

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In March 2019, I started my apprenticeship with the Welsh Government and my first placement is within Hwb’s Service desk team. Hwb is the National Digital Learning Platform which hosts a national collection of digital tools and resources to support learning and teaching in Wales. Continue reading