Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.
Taking Wales Forward
The First Minister of Wales announced his new Cabinet and Ministers as the Welsh Government begins its ambitious programme to build a united, connected and sustainable Wales.
- Statement by the First Minister of Wales: Moving Wales Forward
- Dr Frank Atherton appointed Wales’ new Chief Medical Officer
- Taking Wales Forward
- Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales
- National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment
- Building Regulations Sustainability Review
- Support for foundation years
- Support for postgraduate study and part-time engineering, technology or computer science degrees
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
Assembly bills »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward.Learn more »
Section highlightWelsh taxes: a conversation
Share your thoughts on a new Taxpayers’ Charter.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
A report that includes information by household type, population and average size.
Estimated households for Wales
- Between mid-2013 and mid-2014 the estimated number of households in Wales increased by around 7,900 (or 0.6 per cent), to 1.326 million by 2014.
- Over half of the overall increase was due to 1-person households which remained the most common household type in Wales, based on these estimates.
- It is estimated that overall numbers of households containing adults with children decreased whilst numbers of households containing adults without children increased.
Estimated households by local authority
- The estimated number of households increased for all authorities in Wales, except Ceredigion, between mid-2013 and mid-2014. The largest increases were for Cardiff, Swansea and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
- For eight local authorities, increases were lower than for the previous 12 months, with estimated growth of less than a hundred for Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent.
Private household population
- At a Wales level the estimated private household population has increased by over 9,000 between mid-2013 and mid-2014, compared to around 8,000 over the previous twelve months.
- Whilst the higher increase to mid-2014 was reflected across most local authorities, there were decreases in the estimated household population for Ceredigion and Blaenau Gwent.
Average household size estimates
- Estimates of average household size for Wales decreased slightly from 2.31 to 2.29 persons per household between mid-2011 and mid-2014.
- All local authorities have shown a decrease in estimated average household size since 2011, except Merthyr Tydfil which has not shown a change in average household size since 2001.
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