Updated Wales indicators

  • Impact of qualifications on work:
    • first graph (lack of work): the lower a person’s qualifications, the more likely they are to be lacking but wanting paid work.
    • second graph (low pay): the lower their level of qualifications the more likely a person is to be low paid.
  • Not in education, employment or training:
    • first graph (over time): around one in nine 16- to 19-year-olds are not in education, employment or training.
    • second graph (compared to the rest of the UK): the proportion of 16- to 19-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training in Wales is similar to most of the rest of the UK.
  • Blue collar jobs:
    • third graph (by gender): four in ten full-time male workers are in production industries, compared to around one in ten full-time female workers and part-time workers.
    • fourth graph (by industry): manufacturing, construction and other production industries are the areas which are dominated by full-time male workers.
  • Low pay by industry:
    • first graph (risks): more than half of employees in the hotel, restaurant, retail and wholesale sectors are paid less than £7 per hour, around two-thirds of them being women.
    • second graph (shares): two-fifths of all low paid workers work in the hotel, restaurant, retail and wholesale sectors. A further quarter work in the public sector.
  • Insecure at work:
    • third graph (temporary/part-time): most part-time employees do not want a full-time job – but only a quarter of temporary employees do not want a permanent job.
    • fourth graph (temporary contracts): the number of people in temporary contracts is somewhat lower than a decade ago.
    • fifth graph (union membership): only one in six workers earning less than £7 an hour belong to a trade union, a much smaller proportion than for those on higher earnings.
  • Access to training:
    • first graph (by level of qualification): the lower a person’s level of educational qualifications, the less likely they are to receive job-related training.
    • second graph (by occupation): access to training differs significantly by occupation, being least in elementary (routine) occupations, plant & machine operatives and skilled trades.
    • third graph (by industry): the best access to training is in the public sector.