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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2013-14 »
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- Statistics & Research
An annual report presenting data by age, gender, qualification, ethnicity, disability status, Welsh language and UK country and region.
- Overall, qualification levels in Wales increased in 2012, continuing the general increase seen in recent years.
- An estimated 11 per cent of working age adults in Wales reported having no qualifications, unchanged from in 2011.
- 75 per cent of working age adults in Wales held at least level 2 qualifications compared with 74 per cent in 2011.
- 54 per cent of working age adults in Wales were qualified to the level 3 threshold compared with 52 per cent in 2011.
- The proportion holding degree-level qualifications (NQF levels 4 or above) was 33 per cent compared with 32 per cent in 2011.
- 59 per cent of persons with no qualifications (who are not in full time education) are either ILO unemployed or economically inactive. This compares to 27 per cent across the population as a whole.
- In general, qualification levels were highest in Monmouthshire, Ceredigion, The Vale of Glamorgan, Gwynedd and Cardiff, and lowest in the South Wales valleys authorities.
- In general, qualification levels in Wales were lower than in England, Scotland and the UK as a whole, but higher than in Northern Ireland.
This information is derived from the Annual Population Survey.
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