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How do you measure a nation’s progress? - National Indicators

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  • Release date: 17 March 2016
The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales. It puts in place seven well-being goals for Wales.

The Act places a legal requirement on Welsh Ministers to set national indicators for the purpose of measuring progress towards the achievement of the well-being goals.

Whilst the indicators are set by Welsh Ministers they reflect the whole of Wales and will enable the contribution made by all to be understood.

The National Indicators

This is the list of the indicators that was laid before the National Assembly for Wales as required under section 10 of the Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015.

National indicators – technical description and data links

The spreadsheet on this page gives details of the technical description of the indicator as well as a link to the data source. It will be maintained as a live spreadsheet and updated as necessary.

The National Indicators technical information

This is the supplementary information providing a detailed description of how the national indicators will be measured and from which data source.

Annual well-being report

An annual well-being report will be published under the Code of Practice for Official Statistics after each financial year, and data will be published on StatsWales in due course.


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