The reports provide summary statistics on key topics for Wales and each of the three regions, as defined in the Economic Action Plan.
Statistical data is used widely to support regional planning across Wales. This series of reports bring together in one place key data on the economy, population and infrastructure in Wales to meet user needs for data on the three Welsh economic regions (North Wales, Mid and South West Wales, and South East Wales).
Although these reports are split into chapters, it is important to remember that there is interaction between the various topics and when using the information for planning the data should be put into context.
Differences between parts of Wales can often be down to the demographic or socio-economic characteristics of a region. For example, levels of economic activity are influenced more by qualification levels than where a person lives. An older, less economically active, population in an area will influence levels of economic output per head.
Demographic trends vary across Wales in terms of age distribution and natural change, leading to differences in future population and housing trends across and within the regions.
Geographical context is also important, for example in considering data on infrastructure, either physical or digital. The interconnectedness with the rest of the UK means our economic performance is closely linked to UK and global trends, and in many border areas commuting levels will impact on some measures of economic output.
These reports are one-off releases and will not be updated. However, regional data is available on StatWales and in dashboard format, within the Data section below. These are updated as new data becomes available.
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