Updated Wales indicators

  • Concentrations of poor children:
    • first graph (over time): almost half of all the primary school children who are eligible for free school meals are concentrated in a fifth of the schools, a similar proportion to a decade ago.
    • first graph (by type of school): poor children are much more concentrated in primary schools than in secondary schools.
    • third graph (by local authority): in some authorities, a third or more of the primary schools have a high proportion of their pupils eligible for free school meals. In other authorities, there are very few such primary schools.
  • Underage pregnancies:
    • first graph (over time): the number of pregnancies to girls conceiving under age 16 is somewhat lower than a decade ago, with all of the reduction having been in births rather than abortions.
    • third graph (compared to Great Britain): the conception rate amongst girls in Wales is higher than in some of Great Britain but lower than in other parts.
  • Educational attainment at age 16:
    • second graph (by deprivation over time): although the gaps are less than a decade ago, GCSE results are still strongly linked with deprivation.
  • Dissatisfaction with local area:
    • second graph (by reason): no reason dominates what people dislike about their local area.
  • Non-participation:
    • first graph (by income): levels of participation in social, political, cultural or community organisations fall as household income falls.
    • second graph (by housing tenure): levels of participation in social, political, cultural or community organisations are higher among owner-occupiers than among renters.