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National Strategic Indicators (NSI)

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  • Release date: 3 September 2014
  • Period covered: 2013-14
  • Next update: 2 September 2015
An annual report which shows the indicators that are used to measure the performance of local authorities at a national level and focus on key strategic priorities.

Key points

The data for 2013-14 NSIs showed an overall picture of improvement over 2012-13 in the performance measured by the Welsh average, with an improvement in performance for twenty indicators. However ten indicators showed a decline in performance.

Where applicable, the Welsh average between 2012-13 and 2013-14

  • Improved in six out of the twelve comparable indicators for social care.
  • Improved in all of the three indicators for housing.
  • Improved in seven out of the eight comparable indicators for education.
  • Improved in three out of the four comparable indicators for environment and transport.
  • Improved in one out of the two comparable indicators for leisure and culture.
  • Declined in six out of the twelve comparable indicators for social care.
  • Declined in one comparable indicator in each of the following: planning and regulatory services, education, environment and transport, leisure and culture.


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