New deal for the education workforce »Delivering our ambitions for learners in Wales will need the full commitment of a highly skilled and professional workforce.Learn more »
Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
Many buildings across the Welsh Government’s estate along with Cadw’s monuments will be in darkness this Saturday when lights are switched off in support of the WWF’s Earth Hour.
- New plans to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents
- Call for evidence on the use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
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
An annual report which includes information on purpose of trip, time taken, mode of transport and distance travelled.
- On average, people living in Wales take almost a thousand trips a year and travel around 7,500 miles or around 144 miles a week.
- The use of the car, either as driver or passenger, dominates personal travel by people living in Wales; taking 2011 and 2012 together, the car accounts for 69 per cent of total trips, and 84 per cent of the distance covered in a year.
- The top two reasons are travel trips for shopping and for ‘commuting and business’ each with around a fifth of trips; the next are ‘visiting friends (and relatives)’ and travel for all sorts of leisure purposes, including ‘just walking’, both with around 15 per cent of trips; the last three broad reasons for travel are ‘education and escort education’, ‘other escort’ and ‘personal business’ each with a tenth of trips.
- An average one way personal travel trip in Wales covered 8 miles. A typical walking trip was for less than a mile; it was 9 miles when made by car or other private transport and was for 6 miles when made by local bus.
- Personal travel in Wales peaked in 2004 and 2005, fell back to a trough around 2007 and 2008 and since has recovered steadily.
- 8 out of 10 journeys to work are by car, and this proportion has remained broadly unchanged for 10 years. Wales has the highest proportion of people travelling to work by car of any region or country within Great Britain.
- In Wales, just over half of employees made the journey to work in less than 20 minutes; and 85 per cent made it in less than 40 minutes.
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