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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Guest Blog: Code of Practice for Statistics Consultation

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I’m pleased to introduce a guest blog by Penny Babb from the Office for Statistics Regulation. The UK Statistics Authority is currently consulting on a revised version of the Code of Practice for statistics. The Code of Practice is the framework for the official statistics produced here in Wales as well as the rest of the UK.

As part of this revision the Authority are proposing that the Code provides principles that can apply to any numerical information so it is relevant to the wider data agenda. I’d very much encourage those with interest in data and statistics in Wales to respond.

Glyn Jones, Chief Statistician

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Putting the ‘you’ into usability testing

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In our previous blog we introduced the changes we’re making to GOV.WALES. A really important part of our work is understanding how you, our users, use the site and what you think of the changes we’re making. We do this by running usability testing whenever we can to help us identify any issues early and fix problems before they take root too deeply. Continue reading