Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
- “Get vaccinated against the flu”, Wales’ top doctor urges
- 0808 80 10 800 - 24 hour help for domestic abuse victims
- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Travelling to better health
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
- Independent Living Fund – future arrangements to support recipients in Wales
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Annual data which presents information by age of mother, births outside of marriage, fertility rates and weight of baby.
This report has been discontinued. Annual data will continue to be available on StatsWales.
- There were 35,238 live births to Welsh residents in 2012.
- Fertility rates rose generally during the 2000s but fell slightly in 2011 and 2012, with the average number of children per woman, the Total Fertility Rate (TFR), standing at 1.88.
- 58 per cent of live births in 2012 were outside marriage, although most of these were jointly registered by both parents.
- Although the rates fluctuate from year to year, generally during the 2000s infant mortality rates have fallen; in 2012 the infant mortality rate stood at 4.1 per thousand live births.
- The stillbirth rate has fluctuated during the 2000s between 4.6 and 5.7 per 1,000 total births.
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