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Labour market statistics for households

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  • Release date: 13 December 2017
  • Period covered: 2016
  • Next update: November 2018
This dataset enables household analyses to be carried out at a local authority level, including details of people in workless households, children in workless households, lone parents and housing tenure.

Key points

  • In 2016, 17.8 per cent of households in Wales were workless. This compares with 15.3 per cent of households in the UK.
  • In 2016, Blaenau Gwent and Rhonda Cynon Taf had the largest percentages of workless households in Wales, at 25.3 per cent and 21.7 per cent respectively. Monmouthshire (11.9 per cent) and The Vale of Glamorgan (12.6 per cent) had the lowest percentages of workless households.
  • In 2016, 13.9 per cent of children in Wales lived in a workless household compared with 11.6 per cent in the UK.
  • In 2014-16, the overall percentage of lone parent families was higher in Wales (8.6 per cent) than in the UK (8.3 per cent). Merthyr Tydfil (13.3 per cent) and Blaenau Gwent (10.3 per cent) had the highest percentages of lone parent households.


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