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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Chief Statistician’s update: developing a trade survey for Wales

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Welsh Government’s ‘Economic action plan‘ seeks to pursue prosperity for all by supporting an economy that increases both our wealth and our well-being.To provide effective assistance for the Welsh economy it is important to understand current business activity in Wales… how many people do businesses employ? How large is their turnover? What do they buy and sell? Who do they trade with? Do they trade with other countries?

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Chief Statistician’s update: a discussion about the Welsh language data from the Annual Population Survey

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Today we published the latest results on the Welsh language from the Annual Population Survey (APS) on our StatsWales website. We’ve been publishing these data for some time but in the past year there has been increasing user interest in the data owing to the gradual increase in Welsh speakers suggested by the data, and in light of the Welsh Government’s Welsh language strategy, Cymraeg 2050, which includes the aim of achieving a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

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Chief Statistician’s update: Measuring Well-being of Wales and future reporting plans

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CaptureOn 20 September I published the second Well-being of Wales 2017-18 report. I believe the report provides a valuable snapshot of life in Wales, giving a wide ranging picture of well-being outcomes from life expectancy, the economy, poverty, biodiversity to the arts. This is information which should be invaluable for people in involved in public service and beyond to help them understand our nation and to make better decisions.

 

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Chief Statistician’s update: Future plans for Housing Need and Demand estimates

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Estimates of additional housing need and demand are key to future planning at a national and regional level. Whilst statisticians produce regular updates to population and household projections, applying this to the need for additional housing is a complex matter and can have important implications for communities and future generations.

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