Wales

Wales has a population of 3,113,000. It has:

  • 150 people per square km;
  • 18% of people aged under 16;
  • 20% of people aged over 65;
  • 14% of people claiming benefits;
  • an average band D council tax of £1,374

This report provides a summary of Wales’ performance. It shows how Wales’ performance compares to previous years and how the gap between the best and worst performing councils in Wales has changed. It also shows how people living in Wales feel about their local council.

Wales' performance compared to last year

In how many of the indicators did Wales perform better than last year?

In how many of the indicators did Wales perform worse than last year?

The gap between the best and worst performing councils in Wales compared to last year

How many indicators show that the gap between the best and worst performing councils has narrowed?

How many indicators show that the gap between the best and worst performing councils has widened?

The National Survey for Wales, which is completed by a sample of people across Wales, included a number of questions about local authority services in Wales to help understand people’s views on those services.

How many people in Wales think that their local council provides high quality services?

How many people in Wales think that their local council is good at letting people know how it is performing?

How many people in Wales think that their local council does all it can to improve the local area?

2016-17

Information is shown to the nearest whole number