Updated Wales indicators

  • Underage pregnancies:
    • second graph (by local authority): the conception rate for girls under the age of 16 is highest in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Blaenau Gwent.
  • Education attainment at age 16:
    • first graph (over time): around one in eight 16-year-olds fail to obtain 5 or more GCSEs (or vocational equivalent). This is somewhat lower than a decade ago.
    • third graph (by local authority): twice as many pupils in Blaenau Gwent and Merthyr Tydfil fail to obtain 5 or more GCSEs than in Powys and Vale of Glamorgan.
  • Low pay by gender:
    • first graph (by age): at all ages, at least a third of part-time employees are paid less than £7 per hour. Except for the 18-21 age group, the proportion of full-time employees paid less than £7 per hour is much lower.
    • second graph (shares by gender): more than half of those paid less than £7 per hour are part-time workers, mainly women.
    • third graph (shares by age): half of those on adult rates paid less than £7 per hour are aged 40 or over.
  • Excess winter deaths:
    • first graph (over time): each year around 1,500 more people aged 65 or over die in winter months than in other months.
    • second graph (compared to England): the rate of excess winter deaths amongst those aged 65 and over in Wales is similar to that in all of the English regions.