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Labour market statistics for households

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  • Release date: 4 September 2013
  • Period covered: 2012
  • Next update: November 2014
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 2012, 21.5 per cent of households in Wales were workless.  This compares with 18.1 per cent of households in the UK.
  • In 2012, Blaenau Gwent and Rhondda Cynon Taf had the largest percentages of workless households in Wales, at 28.8 per cent and 26.6 per cent respectively. Monmouthshire (13.8 per cent) and the Wrexham (16.8 per cent) had the lowest percentages of workless households.
  • In 2012, 17.7 per cent of children in Wales lived in a workless household compared with 14.9 per cent in the UK.
  • In 2012, the overall percentage of lone parent families is higher in Wales (9.0 per cent) than in the UK (8.4 per cent). Blaenau Gwent (12.0 per cent) and Neath Port Talbot (11.4 per cent) had the highest percentages of lone parent households.


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