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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Children living in workless households by area, variable and household status
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Area 1
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[Collapse]United KingdomUnited Kingdom5,854,10048.0
WalesIsle of Anglesey(!) 4,700(!) 41.2
Gwynedd(!,!!) 8,200(!,!!) 40.1
Conwy(!,!!) 7,700(!,!!) 44.1
Flintshire(!) 12,300(!) 44.0
Wrexham(!) 12,000(!) 48.3
Powys(!,!!) 5,700(!,!!) 28.5
Ceredigion(!,!!) 3,400(!,!!) 30.9
Pembrokeshire(!,!!) 9,600(!,!!) 47.7
Carmarthenshire(!) 15,400(!) 51.9
Neath Port Talbot18,60073.0
Vale of Glamorgan(!,!!) 8,100(!,!!) 35.3
Rhondda Cynon Taf25,60064.7
Merthyr Tydfil(!) 7,500(!) 76.2
Blaenau Gwent(!) 9,100(!) 75.4
Torfaen(!) 7,700(!) 49.5
Monmouthshire(!,!!) 4,700(!,!!) 31.3
Newport(!) 18,100(!) 65.6


Workless households by Welsh local authority

Last update
27 November 2018 27 November 2018

Next update
November 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
This dataset gives details on workless households in Wales.

Data collection and calculation
The Annual Population Survey is an annual sample survey of households living at private addresses in the UK. The annual survey uses results from those sampled for the main quarterly Labour Force Survey and since 2001 additional persons have been sampled on an annual basis to provide a more robust (boosted) annual dataset across the UK, with estimates subject to much lower sampling variability. For Wales, the data are now based on an enhanced sample (around 350 per cent larger) compared to earlier years.

The additional persons sampled in the APS are based on four waves, over four years of the survey. For the first wave, the response rate in Wales is around 65%, with around 80% of these remaining by the fourth wave. In total, approaching 18,000 households are sampled each year for the APS in Wales.

By collecting information about each member of participating households, the LFS also provides family and household-level statistics that describe the combined economic activity status of family and household members. In autumn 2008, ONS launched new annual local area datasets called the Annual Population Survey (APS) household datasets. They allow production of family and household labour market statistics at local areas and for small sub-groups of the population across the UK. It is also the main source of statistics on ‘working’ households (where all the adults are working); ‘mixed’ households (containing both working and non-working adults); and ‘workless’ households (where none of the adults is working).

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
2004 to 2017

Statistical quality
As the data come from a survey, the results are sample-based estimates and therefore subject to differing degrees of sampling variability, i.e. the true value for any measure lies in a differing range about the estimated value. This range or sampling variability increases as the detail in the data increases, for example individual local authority data are subject to higher variability than Wales data.

Workless Households;