Updated Wales indicators

  • In receipt of tax credits:
    • first graph (over time): the number of working households who are in receipt of tax credits has doubled over the last decade.
    • second graph (by local authority): every local authority has at least a sixth of its working-age households in receipt of tax credits.
    • third graph (compared with the UK): Wales has a slightly higher proportion of households who are in receipt of tax credits than the average for the whole of the UK.
  • 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 (compared with the UK): the proportion of children who are in workless households in Wales is somewhat higher than the UK average.
  • Work and disability:
    • third graph (shares): among those who are aged 25 to retirement and not working, around half are disabled.
  • Work and lone parents:
    • first graph (over time): just over half of lone parents are working.
    • second graph (compared with the UK): around a fifth of lone parents in Wales lack, but want, paid work, a similar proportion to the UK average.
  • Workless households:
    • first graph (over time by household type): single adult households – both with and without children – are much more likely to be workless than couple households.
    • second graph (shares by household type): half of all workless, working-age households are single adults without dependent children.