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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
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- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Local Authority Population Projections for Wales (2008-based): Local Authority Report
Population projections provide estimates of the size of the future population, and are based on assumptions about births, deaths and migration. The assumptions are based on past trends, and so the projections only indicate what may happen should the recent trends continue. Projections done in this way do not make allowances for the effects of local or central government policies on future population levels, distribution and change.
The population projections are based on the revised population and migration estimates, which were released by ONS on May 13th 2010.
Overall Population Change
- Between mid-2008 and mid-2023, it is projected that the majority of local authorities in Wales will experience an increase in their overall population.
- Torfaen’s population is projected to remain roughly the same from mid-2008 to mid-2023.
- Five local authorities are projected to see increases of 10 per cent or more between mid-2008 and mid-2023.
- Cardiff is the local authority projected to have the largest population growth. Its population is projected to increase from 330,500 in mid-2008 to 410,500 in mid-2023 (a 24 per cent increase since mid-2008). This is a reflection of the high net inflows of migrants in recent years.
Fertility Rate and Expectation of Life
- Replacement level fertility (2.08 for England and Wales) represents the approximate number of children per woman needed for the population to replace itself in the long-term given constant mortality rates and the absence of migration. Over the course of the projection period, 13 local authorities in Wales are projected to see a TFR at or above replacement level fertility for one or more years.
- Across Wales it is projected that expectation of life will increase year on year throughout the whole projection period, and all local authorities are predicted to see continual increases in expectation of life throughout the whole projection period.
- In each year of the projection period it is projected that the majority (17) of local authorities within Wales will experience more people moving in than moving out.
- Cardiff will see the greatest net inflow of migrants (around 2,400 more people arriving than leaving each year).
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