Statistics Wales quarterly update: September 2019
September 2019 update for users of Welsh statistics on our latest developments, consultations and plans.
This is the latest in a series of quarterly updates, for users of Welsh statistics, on our latest developments, consultations and plans.
A full list of our most recent publications can be found on our upcoming calendar.
Economy and labour market
As well as the monthly updates to our key economic statistics, other recent updates include statistics on sub-regional productivity, regional economic and labour market profiles, shortterm output indicators and sub-Wales labour market analysis from the Annual Population Survey.
In July we re-launched the interactive Welsh Economy in Numbers dashboard. The dashboard presents key economic indicators covering income, economic output, work, poverty and wealth. It shows the latest statistics and historical context for Wales and the three economic regions, and illustrates how Wales compares with the other countries and regions of the UK.
On 5 September the ONS published the first estimates of quarterly GDP for the UK countries and the regions of England. These experimental statistics are the first official GDP estimates for Wales and are based largely on VAT turnover data. We published a statistical headline and a chief statistician’s update, which describes the key differences between the new series and alternative indicators. ONS will carry out a user consultation and we will also gather views from Welsh economic statistics users to understand how the data might be used.
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The Welsh tax that is helping to bring communities together21/10/2019 11:05:00
Finance Minister Rebecca Evans will open the latest round of funding for the Welsh Government’s Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT) Communities Scheme when she visits the Grange Pavilion in Cardiff today.
Engaging young people early key to creating cohesive communities18/10/2019 11:15:00
As we mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week the Welsh Government has announced a new scheme to help school children in Wales and their teachers learn to better identify and respond to hate speech and misinformation, and to ensure schools nurture ethical, informed citizens who contribute to a more cohesive society.
£4 million boost for 5G research in Wales18/10/2019 10:15:00
Wales is set to become a global leader in 5G technology following the announcement of a new Digital Centre of Excellence, supported by nearly £4 million EU funds.
£45,000 grant for Egni Co-op to install solar panels across Wales18/10/2019 08:10:00
Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has visited Wales’ largest community-owned wind energy project, Awel Aman Tawe windfarm near Pontardawe, to find out more about their work on climate change, funded by their income form the wind project.
Health Minister launches ambitious new plan to halt obesity rise in Wales17/10/2019 14:20:00
The Health Minister, Vaughan Gething yesterday outlined plans to make Wales’ one of the first countries to see obesity rates decline.
Two businesses reaping the benefits of Healthy Working Wales support to improve mental health and wellbeing of staff17/10/2019 11:05:00
Two Welsh businesses are reaping the benefits of support from Healthy Working Wales to improve the mental health and wellbeing of their staff.
Wales may be a small nation, but we have a big ambition – Lesley Griffiths17/10/2019 09:05:00
We must all be part of the solution and pledge to combat climate change, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths yesterday urged in a rallying call at a climate change conference at City Hall.
Cardiff City footballers back life-saving CPR campaign16/10/2019 14:05:00
On Restart A Heart Day, players from Cardiff City Football Club are joining forces with local school pupils to back Save A Life Cymru’s mission to boost the number of people in Wales who can perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Work to tackle rough sleeping this winter announced15/10/2019 14:05:00
Following the publication of the first report from the Homelessness Action Group, Housing Minister Julie James has committed to immediate action in response to their short-term recommendations to help more rough sleepers off the streets this winter.