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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Summary of economic activity in Wales by year and ethnicity
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Year ending 31 Dec 200472.969.527.165.658.034.4
Year ending 31 Dec 200573.369.726.761.551.538.5
Year ending 31 Dec 200673.669.826.458.952.641.1
Year ending 31 Dec 200773.769.626.363.156.836.9
Year ending 31 Dec 200873.769.126.363.356.436.7
Year ending 31 Dec 200973.067.027.068.659.831.4
Year ending 31 Dec 201072.966.827.167.359.932.7
Year ending 31 Dec 201173.367.226.766.258.033.8
Year ending 31 Dec 201274.168.025.962.253.537.8
Year ending 31 Dec 201375.569.524.564.055.036.0
Year ending 31 Dec 201475.370.124.761.155.438.9
Year ending 31 Dec 201575.470.924.664.357.935.7
Year ending 31 Dec 201675.571.924.561.158.238.9
Year ending 31 Dec 201776.873.223.262.958.537.1
Year ending 31 Dec 201877.173.722.967.762.632.3
Year ending 31 Dec 201977.173.822.966.163.233.9
Year ending 31 Dec 2020(†) Annual Population Survey (APS) responses are weighted to official population projections. As the current population projections are 2018-based they are based on demographic trends that pre-date the COVID-19 pandemic. This will particularly affect estimates for country of birth, nationality, ethnicity and disability. See Metadata for more information.76.3(†) Annual Population Survey (APS) responses are weighted to official population projections. As the current population projections are 2018-based they are based on demographic trends that pre-date the COVID-19 pandemic. This will particularly affect estimates for country of birth, nationality, ethnicity and disability. See Metadata for more information.73.3(†) Annual Population Survey (APS) responses are weighted to official population projections. As the current population projections are 2018-based they are based on demographic trends that pre-date the COVID-19 pandemic. This will particularly affect estimates for country of birth, nationality, ethnicity and disability. See Metadata for more information.23.7(†) Annual Population Survey (APS) responses are weighted to official population projections. As the current population projections are 2018-based they are based on demographic trends that pre-date the COVID-19 pandemic. This will particularly affect estimates for country of birth, nationality, ethnicity and disability. See Metadata for more information.67.1(†) Annual Population Survey (APS) responses are weighted to official population projections. As the current population projections are 2018-based they are based on demographic trends that pre-date the COVID-19 pandemic. This will particularly affect estimates for country of birth, nationality, ethnicity and disability. See Metadata for more information.65.4(†) Annual Population Survey (APS) responses are weighted to official population projections. As the current population projections are 2018-based they are based on demographic trends that pre-date the COVID-19 pandemic. This will particularly affect estimates for country of birth, nationality, ethnicity and disability. See Metadata for more information.32.9

Metadata

Title

Annual Population Survey / Local Labour Force Survey summary of economic activity by ethnicity

Last update

14 April 2021 14 April 2021

Next update

June 2021

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics

Contact email

economic.stats@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

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 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

The data in this dataset relates to the economic activity of persons by ethnicity.

Data collection and calculation

These data are taken from the ANNUAL datasets from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The availability of local authority data is dependent upon on an enhanced sample (around 350 per cent larger) for the annual LFS, which commenced in 2001.

For years labelled 2001 to 2003 in this dataset, the actual periods covered are the 12 months running from March in the year given to February in the following year (e.g. 2001 = 1 March 2001 to 28 February 2002).

The local authority and Wales figures for 2001, 2002 and 2003 in these tables may not be the same as published elsewhere, as the numbers here are estimated using Welsh specific weights. These weights better reflect the population estimates for Welsh local authorities in these years.

Since 2004, the annual data have been produced on a rolling annual basis, updated every three months, and the dataset is now referred to as the Annual Population Survey (APS). The rolling annual averages are on a calendar basis with the first rolling annual average presented here covering the period 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2004, followed by data covering the period 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005, with rolling quarterly updates applied thereafter.

Note therefore that the consecutive rolling annual averages overlap by nine months, and there is also a two-month overlap between the last period presented on the former March to February basis, and the first period on the new basis.

Nomis is the ONS's official portal for labour market statistics. Note that some estimates from Nomis for the APS may differ slightly from those presented here due to differences in how local authority geographies are constructed.

Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Data reference periods

2001 to 2020

Rounding applied

Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred and so there may be some apparent slight discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and the totals as shown.

Statistical quality

Annual Population Survey (APS) responses are weighted to official population projections. As the current projections are 2018-based they are based on demographic trends that pre-date the COVID-19 pandemic. ONS are analysing the population totals used in the weighting process and intend to make adjustments where appropriate. Rates published from the APS remain robust; however, levels and changes in levels should be used with caution. This will particularly affect estimates for country of birth, nationality, ethnicity and disability. The latest data showed changes in employment for some groups that could be a result of the population weighting issue, and not reflect true changes.

The survey asks respondents what they consider to be their ethnic origin. 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.

Note: Data for 2011 Q1-3 removed due to change in questions resulting in discontinuity in the series.

Keywords

Labour market; Ethnicity