Updated Wales indicators

  • Children in workless households:
    • first graph (over time): around 110,000 children live in workless households. Two-thirds of them are in lone parent households.
    • second graph (by household type): half of all children of lone parents live in households which are workless. This compares to one in twelve for children of couples.
    • third graph (by region): the proportion of children who are in workless households in Wales is somewhat higher than the UK average.
  • School exclusions:
    • first graph (over time): in the last few years, the annual number of children permanently excluded from school has halved, fallen around 400 to around 200.
  • Work and lone parents:
    • first graph (over time): around 55% of lone parents are working, up from around 45% a decade ago.
    • second graph (compared to the UK): almost a quarter of lone parents in Wales lack, but want, paid work, a somewhat higher proportion than in most of the rest of the UK.
  • Workless households:
    • first graph (over time): single adult households – both with and without children – are much more likely to be workless than couple households.
    • second graph (shares): half of workless, working-age households are single adults without dependent children.