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Banding data for 2013 released by Welsh Government
Secondary school Banding data for 2013 has today been published by the Welsh Government.
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- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
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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.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Priority sector statistics
An annual report which includes data on Gross Value Added (GVA), employee jobs, hourly earnings by gender, employment by qualification level and some local authority estimates.
- Just under two thirds of VAT or PAYE registered enterprises were in a priority sector in 2012. The largest sector in terms of registered enterprises was Energy & Environment (due to a large number of zero employee and micro size enterprises). The Life Sciences sector was the smallest.
- The structure of registered enterprises varied greatly between the priority sectors; 80 per cent of employees in Construction were in Small-Medium Enterprises, compared with 41 per cent in Advanced Materials & Manufacturing and 38 per cent in the whole economy.
- The priority sector with the largest number of employee jobs in 2011 was the Financial & Professional Services sector (with 135,300). The sector with the smallest was Life Sciences with 9,200.
- In 2012 Food & Farming had the greatest proportion of self-employment at 44 per cent, followed by 41 per cent in Construction. The smallest proportion was in Advanced Materials & Manufacturing (4 per cent), with the figure for the whole economy being 14 per cent.
- 12 per cent of employment in Wales was in the Energy & Environment sector, compared to 1 per cent for the Life Sciences sector. The priority sectors accounted for 43 per cent of employment in Wales in 2012.
- Full-time gross mean weekly earnings for employees in the priority sectors were slightly higher than those in non-priority sectors in 2012 (£524 vs. £518). The sector with the highest earnings was the ICT sector (£627) whilst the lowest were in the Tourism sector (£379). The figure for the whole economy was £521.
- In 2011 the business birth rate for the priority sectors was above that of the non-priority sectors (9.6 per cent vs. 8.1 per cent). The priority sector with the highest birth rate was the Financial & professional services sector (16.2 per cent), whilst the lowest was in the Food & farming Sector (0.3 per cent – however agriculture is not covered by the business demography statistics).
- GVA per hour worked in the priority sectors was higher than that of the non-priority sectors (£27 vs £20). The Financial and Professional Services sector has the highest GVA per hour worked (£45) whilst the Creative Industries has the lowest (£10).
- The local authority with the greatest proportion of employment in the priority sectors in 2012 was Flintshire (55 per cent), whilst the lowest was in Conwy, Ceredigion and Merthyr Tydfil (all 37 per cent).
- The largest priority sub-sector was in the Finance and Professional Services with just over 60,000 people working in the Professional Business Services sub-sector.
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