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Launch of 10-year plan for early years, childcare and play workforce
Today the Welsh Government sets out its ambitious, long-term vision for the early years, childcare and play workforce
- First Minister news conference
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- Draft 10-year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales
- Inappropriate admissions guidance
- Draft guidance on housing association board member remuneration
- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government
- Consultation on improving the availability of allotments and community gardens
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A report that includes information by household type, population and average size.
Estimated households for Wales
- The number of households for Wales increased by around 99,000 (or 8 per cent), to around 1.3 million by 2012.
- Over half of this increase was due to an increase in 1-person households, whilst just under a third was due to 2-person households without children.
- There were decreases in the numbers of larger households containing 2 adults with children and some types of lone parent households.
Estimated households by local authority
- The estimated number of households increased for all authorities in Wales between mid-2001 and mid-2012.
- Overall increases ranged from over 18,000 for Cardiff and around 10,000 for Swansea to a few hundred households for Ceredigion and Denbighshire.
- For a number of authorities household growth has been lower from mid-2008 onwards.
- At a Wales level the private household population has increased by over 150,000 (or over 5 per cent) to over 3 million between mid-2001 and mid-2012.
- At a local authority level there were increases of around 35,000 (over 11 per cent) for Cardiff and 15,000 (nearly 7 per cent) for Swansea whilst Pembrokeshire and Bridgend saw increases of 8 per cent over the same period.
- Carmarthenshire and Caerphilly also saw increases of around 10,000 in their household population between mid-2001 and mid-2012.
Average household size
- Average household size for Wales decreased from 2.36 to 2.32 persons per household between mid-2001 and mid-2010, and to 2.30 persons per household in 2012.
- This is a smaller decrease than based on previous estimates which indicated an average household size for Wales of 2.24 persons per household by mid-2010.
- Average household size was highest relative to the Wales average for Flintshire in mid-2001 but decreased so that by mid-2012 average household size was highest for Merthyr Tydfil.
- Average household size has been lowest in Conwy since mid-2001 and showed a slight decrease in mid-2011 to mid-2012.
Detailed information is available via the interactive StatsWales website, including projected population broken down by age and sex.
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