Chief Statistician’s update: Understanding changes to education data

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We have today published the final 2017 Key Stage 4 results for secondary school pupils in Wales. At this time of year there is much interest in putting the national performance into context, whether that is by comparing Wales to another country or looking at trends over time. There have been a number of changes in recent years to the way performance measures are calculated and in this blog I will describe the impact that these changes have had on our ability to compare. Continue reading

Chief Statistician’s update: Measuring the Well-being of Wales and 2021 Census update

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Measuring the Well-being of Wales

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On September 25th I published the first ever annual Well-being of Wales report. The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 required us to report annually on our progress towards the national well-being goals, with reference to the national indicators.

It gave an insight into the state of the nation’s well-being and recent trends. Key messages can be found in this Slideshare and the full report.

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Chief Statistician’s update: Filling the gap in our knowledge of housing conditions in Wales

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Before Christmas the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children and the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs announced funding of a three year programme of work to fill the gap in our knowledge about housing conditions in Wales.  Given that the last comprehensive collection of data on housing conditions in Wales was the Living in Wales Property Survey 2008 this is an important step in filling one of the key evidence gaps that users often raise with me.

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