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Welsh economy: in numbers

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The purpose of this release is to provide an easily accessible, broad, high level picture of the economic outcomes in Wales. The statistics in the release are focussed around individuals in Wales and are presented in 4 main themes: Income, Output, Work and Poverty and Wealth.

Economic indicators

  • Disposable income
    Per head
  • Gross Value Added
    Per head
    Economic output per person
  • Employment rate
    y/e Dec 2016
  • Poverty rate
    2012-13 / 2014-15
  • Primary income
    Per head
  • Gross Value Added
    Per hour worked
    Economic output per hour worked
  • Full-time weekly earnings
  • Average household wealth

In summary the Welsh economy has generally kept pace with changes in the UK economy over the medium term across the range of indicators. When comparing indicator levels with other UK regions and countries, Wales performs better on some indicators, such as income, than on others.

Each indicator has commentary and analysis comparing Wales with other UK countries and regions. Links to related statistical bulletins, where more detailed information can be found on people, businesses and sectors in the Welsh economy are also provided.

Note:The headline figure for each indicator refers to the most recent data available for Wales and will be updated when new data are available. Each ‘spark’ line shows the 10 year trend line for each indicator, which reflects the medium term position In Wales, except for Wealth where there are only 3 years of data available.

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