What’s on the website?
Understanding Welsh Places presents information on the economy, demographic make-up and local services of more than 300 places in Wales in a quick and easy format. While other data websites present information at a local authority level, Understanding Welsh Places allows people to analyse statistics for every place in Wales with more than 2,000 residents.
The statistics provide information on a wide range of topics including the number of school places, shops and charities in the area, employment, commuting distances, national identity, and the number of Welsh speakers. As well as exploring data about individual places, visitors to the website can compare towns and find out about their place’s relationships with towns in the surrounding area.
The Institute of Welsh Affairs is contracted by Carnegie UK Trust to manage the Understanding Welsh Places project. The website has been built by a contract team led by the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) at Cardiff University with support from the Centre for Local Economic Strategies in Manchester.
More data coming in 2020...