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Labour market statistics for households

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  • Release date: 27 November 2018
  • Period covered: 2017/2018
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 2017, 17.5 per cent of households in Wales were workless. This compares with 14.7 per cent of households in the UK.
  • In 2017, Neath Port Talbot and Blaenau Gwent had the largest percentages of workless households in Wales, at 24.1 per cent and 24.0 per cent respectively. Monmouthshire (11.7 per cent) had the lowest percentages of workless households.
  • In 2017, 12.6 per cent of children in Wales lived in a workless household compared with 10.9 per cent in the UK.
  • In 2015-17, the overall percentage of lone parent families was higher in Wales (8.2 per cent) than in the UK (8.0 per cent). Merthyr Tydfil (13.0 per cent) and Neath Port Talbot (10.4 per cent) had the highest percentages of lone parent households.


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