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New law to reduce homelessness comes into force
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- Deputy Minister for Skills visits Germany to learn more about their apprenticeship programmes
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- Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020
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- Consultation on guidance for commissioning substance misuse services
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper - Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People
- Interim non-statutory standards for sustainable drainage (SuDS) in Wales – designing, constructing, operating and maintaining surface water drainage systems
- Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 – Part 1 Guidance to Fire and Rescue Authorities and Fire and Rescue Authorities Support and Intervention Protocol
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Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
A report that includes information by household type, population and average size.
Estimated households for Wales
- Between mid-2012 and mid-2013 the estimated number of households in Wales increased by around 7,000 (or 0.5 per cent), to 1.319 million by 2013.
- Over half of the overall increase was due to 1-person households which became the most common household type in Wales, based on these estimates.
- 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 between mid-2012 and mid-2013. The largest increases were for Cardiff, Swansea and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
- For most authorities increases were lower than for the previous 12 months, with growth of less than a hundred for Anglesey, Gwynedd, Neath Port Talbot, and Blaenau Gwent.
- At a Wales level the private household population has increased by over 8,000 between mid-2012 and mid-2013, compared to around 10,000 over the previous twelve months.
- Whilst the lower increase to mid-2013 was reflected across most local authorities, there were decreases in the household population of up to a few hundred for Gwynedd, Powys and Neath Port Talbot and Ceredigion. For these authorities increases in estimated numbers of households tended to be limited to a couple of hundred or less.
Average household size
- Average household size for Wales remained at around 2.3 persons per household between mid-2012 and mid-2013, compared to a slight decrease over the previous twelve months.
- For a number of authorities, including Powys, Neath Port Talbot, Conwy, Carmarthenshire and Cardiff average household size did not decrease between mid-2012 and mid-2013.
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