Updated Wales indicators

  • School exclusions:
    • second graph (compared with Great Britain): the rate of permanent exclusion is much lower in Wales than in most of the English regions but higher than in Scotland.
  • Blue collar jobs:
    • first graph (over time – by industry): while the total number of jobs is higher than a decade ago, the number of jobs in manufacturing, construction and other production industries has fallen.
    • second graph (over time – within production): within production, it is manufacturing which has been declining, with the number of jobs in construction similar to a decade ago.
    • third graph (compared with the UK): the pattern of an increase in total jobs, combined with a decrease in the number of jobs in the production industries, has occurred throughout the most of the United Kingdom as well as in Wales.
  • Insecure at work:
    • first graph (job insecurity – proportions): half of the men, and a third of the women, making a new claim for Jobseeker’s Allowance were last claiming less than six months previously.
    • second graph (job insecurity – numbers): the number of people making a new claim for Jobseeker’s Allowance who were last claiming less than six months previously has risen substantially since 2008.
  • Homelessness:
    • fifth graph (in temporary accommodation): although falling, the number of homeless households in temporary accommodation is still more than twice that of a decade ago.
  • Burglaries:
    • first graph (compared with England): the burglary rate is lower in Wales than in any of the English regions.
    • second graph (by local authority): burglary appears to be much more common in Newport than elsewhere.