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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
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- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
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- Improving public services
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Wales's Population, 2009
The report brings together information on the demography of Wales for the period 1971 to 2007. It looks at population and migration estimates, birth and death patterns, and also focuses on the 2006-based national population projections, and the recently published 2006-based local authority projections.
The key points from the latest release are:
- Wales's population increased in 2007 to around 2.98 million.
- Natural change in Wales was positive (more births than deaths) in mid-2006 and mid-2007 for the second successive year, after being negative (more deaths than births) for the whole of the period mid-1998 to mid-2005.
- In Wales, 9 per cent of all live births were to mothers born outside the UK in 2007, an increase on the proportion in 1998 when only 5 percent of births were to mothers born outside the UK.
- The number of deaths occurring in Wales in 2007 was 32,148 which was a small increase on 2006 (31,083). The number of deaths in 2006 was the lowest annual total recorded during the whole of the period 1971-2007.
- In 2007, 15.5 thousand people migrated into Wales from overseas, while 7 thousand people migrated from Wales to overseas destinations.
- The population is projected to increase by 11 per cent from 2006 to 3.3 million in 2031 (projected to cross the 3 million mark between mid-2008 and mid-2009).
- The proportions of births, deaths and marriages registered bilingually all increased during the period from 1975 to 2007, with bilingual birth registrations increasing the most (from 1.5 per cent of all births in 1975 to 9.4 per cent of all births in 2007).
The 2002-2008 mid year estimates were revised in May 2010 as part of ONS’ programme on improving population and migration estimates (IMPS).
This output is based on the unrevised population and migration data and therefore should be treated with caution.
More information on IMPS can be accessed through the related links section.
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