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28/10/2013 Powys Registers of People with Disabilities

On 23rd October, 2013, the Welsh Government published the latest data on registers of people with disabilities. These refer to registers for 31st March 2013.

In 2013, Powys had 793 persons registed with a learning disability (652 in 2012).

In 2013, Powys had 690 persons with a sight impairment (679 in 2012), 1459 with a hearing impairment (1434 in 2012) and 5333 with a physical disability only(5525 in 2012).

These registers may be an underestimate of the total number of people with a disability as registraion is voluntary.

A bulletin of these results can be found here.

16/102013 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.9% September 2013

There were 1,460 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in September 2013, equivalent to 1.9% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in October 2013 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.1%), Newtown LCFA (2.8%) and Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.4%).

Newtown South electoral division was the 65th worst area in Wales. 

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

9/10/13 Licensing and vehicle ownership, 2012

The latest National Statistics on Licensing and vehicle ownership at end of 2012 were produced by the Welsh Government were released on 8 October 2013.

This includes information on new vehicle registrations, type of vehicle, age of vehicle and engine size.

Powys has the second highest percentage of old vehicles among local authorities in Wales, 23.7% being 2000 or older (Ceredigion 25.9%, Wales 17.7%).

Powys has the highest percentage of large engine sized light vehicles among local authorities in Wales with 23.4% being 2001cc or larger (Wales 16.5%).

For further details please refer to the Welsh Government bulletin here

1/10/2013 Rurality of Local Authorities

2011 rural-urban classifications for small area geographies in England and Wales were released on 2nd September 2013.

Areas are classified as Rural or Urban. Rural (or less sparse) is defined as if the area falls within a built-up area with a population of 10,000 or more people.

Sparse areas are subdefined into Town & Fringe, Village and hamlet and isolated dwellings.

Powys had the 3rd highest percentage of its population living within rural areas among local authorities in England & Wales at 87%, behind The Isles of Scilly and North Norfolk.

Powys had the highest percentage of it population living in Rural hamlets and isolated dwellings among local authorities in England & Wales at 28%.

For further details please refer to our Census Rurality bulletin.

12/9/2013 Absenteeism from secondary schools, 2012/13

The latest National Statistics on absenteeism from secondary schools in Wales produced by the Welsh Government was published on 10 September 2013.

The bulletin included statistics on absenteeism for secondary schools in Wales.

In 2012/13, Powys had 6.8% of school sessions due to all absences (Wales 7.4%), a fall from 7.1% in 2011/12 (Wales 7.8%). This was the 15th lowest rate among local authorities in Wales.

In 2012/13 Powys had 0.6% of school sessions due to unauthorised absences (Wales 1.3%), an increase from 0.4% in 2011/12 (Wales 1.4%). This was the 5th lowest rate among local authorities in Wales.

The full bulletin can be found here.

12/9/2013 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.9% August 2013

There were 1,524 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in August 2013, equivalent to 1.9% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in September 2013 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.3%), Newtown LCFA (2.6%) and Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.6%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 68th worst area in Wales. 

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

4/9/13 Labour Market Statistics for Households, 2012

On 4th September 2013 the Welsh Assembly Government published Labour Market Statistics for Households using data from the Labour Force Survey.

In 2012, 7,700 households (18.9%) in Powys were workless (Wales 21.5%, UK 18.1%). This was a fall from 19.6% in 2011. This was the 7th best rate among UAs in Wales.

In 2012, 6.1% of children in Powys were living in workless households (Wales 17.7%, 14.9%). This was the lowest rate among UAs in wales.

For further details please refer to the Welsh Government report found here.

23/8/2013 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.0% July 2013

There were 1,602 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in July 2013, equivalent to 2.0% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in August 2013 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.7%), Newtown LCFA (2.7%) and Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.6%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 39th worst area in Wales. 

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

19/08/2013 Powys population projected to rise to 134,600 by 2036

On 23 July 2013 the Welsh Assembly Government published population projections for the 22 local authority areas in Wales, replacing previous projections published in 2010

They are based on the mid-2011 estimates of population from the Office for National Statistics and give projections of the population by single year of age and gender, for a span of 25 years to 2036.

The Powys population is projected to rise by 1.2% from 133,100 in 2011 to 134,600 in 2036.

For full details see our report  "WAG Population Projections for Powys (2011-based)"

17/7/2013 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.0% June 2013

There were 1,635 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in June 2013, equivalent to 2.0% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in July 2013 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.6%), Newtown LCFA (2.9%) and Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.4%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 48th worst area in Wales. 

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

26/06/2013 Powys Mid-2012 Population Estimate = 132,952

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released their 2012 mid-year population estimates at 9.30 am on 26th June 2013.   

Key points from the mid-2012 population estimates for Powys are as follows:

  • There were an estimated 132,952 people resident in Powys in June 2012.
  • The estimated number of children in Powys aged 0 to 15 was 22,400 or 16.8%  (Wales 18.1%) of the population in mid-2012.
  • The estimated population aged 16-64 was 78,806 or 59.3% (Wales 62.8%) of the mid-2012 population.
  • The estimated population aged 65-84 was 27,489 or 20.7% (Wales 16.6%) of the mid-2012 population.
  • The estimated population aged 85+ was 4,257 or 3.2 % (Wales 2.5%) of the mid-2012 population.


For more detail please see the bulletins in our Powys-i statistics library

12/6/2013 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.2% May 2013

There were 1,765 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in May 2013, equivalent to 2.2% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in June 2013 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.8%), Newtown LCFA (3.2%) and Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.6%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 11th worst area in Wales. 

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

29/5/13 Road Traffic Casualties 2012

Data on road traffic casualties for Unitary Authorities in Wales has been published for 2012.

A document from Welsh Government with this data can be found here.

A report using this data and some further statistics can be found here.

From 1994-98 to 2012, Powys experienced a 19% fall in casualties, worst among LAs in Wales, compared to Wales 37% and a 31% fall in Killed or Seriously Injured casualties (compared to Wales 49%)

For casualties involving motorcycles, from 1994-98 to 2012 Powys experienced a 3% fall (worst among LAs in Wales) compared to an 38% fall for Wales, and a 24% fall in the number of Killed or Seriously Injured compared to a 42% fall for Wales.

Figures for Unitary Authorities should be treated with caution, relatively small changes in the number of casualties can generate large percentage changes. The data should be monitored over a period of time

17/5/2013 Powys Internet Access 2013

On 15th May 2013, the Office for National Statistics published a report about Internet Access by adults.

Adults in Powys reported that 85.7% were internet users in January-March 2013, up from 70.4% in Januray-March 2012.

Powys was ranked 60th out of 123 NUTS3 areas in 2013, up from 123rd and last in 2012.

17/5/2013 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.3% April 2013

There were 1,871 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in April 2013, equivalent to 2.3% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in May 2013 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.1%), Newtown LCFA (3.4%) and Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.9%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 21st worst area in Wales.  Newtown Central and Newtown South were also within the worst 100 areas.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

29/4/2013 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.5% March 2013

There were 1,972 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in March 2013, equivalent to 2.5% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in April 2013 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.1%), Newtown LCFA (3.6%) and Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.9%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 32nd worst area in Wales.  Newtown Central was also within the worst 100 areas.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

29/4/13 Sub-Regional Productivity

On 10th April 2013, the Office for National Statistics published a report based on data from the Sub-regional Gross Value Added (GVA) data on GVA per hour worked and GVA per filled job for NUTS2 and NUTS3 areas.

Powys GVA per hour worked was 65.5% of the UK average in 2011, the lowest in Wales and the lowest in Great Britain among NUTS3 areas.

Powys GVA per filled job was 64.0% of the UK average in 2010, the lowest in Wales and the lowest in the UK among NUTS3 areas.

Powys GVA per hour worked fell from 70.2% of the UK average in 2007 to 65.5% in 2011.

Powys GVA per filled job fell from 71.3% of the UK average in 2006 to 64.0% in 2010.

For more information please see our report.

28/3/2013 Teenage Conceptions in Wales, 2011

The latest report on teenage conceptions produced by the Welsh Government was released on 28 March 2013.

The rate of conceptions to under 18s in Powys is 21.3 per 1000 in 2011.

Powys ranked 21st among Welsh Unitary Authorities for 2011 for average rate per 1000 female residents compared to Wales 34.2, above only Monmouth.

25/3/2013 Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Count, January 2012

Statistics on the number of Gypsy and Traveller caravans in Wales produced by the Welsh Assembly Government were released on 14 March 2013. The report can be found here.

On 17th January 2013, Powys had 42 caravans. 32 were on authorised sites and 10 on unauthorised spread over 17 pitches.

This compares to January 2012 when Powys had 27 authorised and 2 unauthorised caravans and July 2012 when Powys had 29 authorised and 38 unauthorized.

22/3/2013 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.6% February 2013

There were 2,049 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in February 2013, equivalent to 2.6% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in March 2013 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.4%), Newtown LCFA (3.5%) and Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.1%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 15th worst area in Wales.  Newtown South was also within the worst 100 areas.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

22/3/2013 Deliberate Fires 2011-12

The latest National Statistics on Deliberate Fire, 2011-12 produced by the Welsh Government was published on 28th February 2013.

The bulletin includes data on deliberate fires by fire service area.

Powys had 158 deliberate fires in 2011-12 (Wales 10,629), down from 159 in 2010-12 (Wales 14,297) and up from 131 in 2009-10 (Wales 12,912).

This was an increase of 21% since 2009-10, compared to a fall across Wales of 18% and was the 3rd largest increase among local authorities in Wales.

Powys had 99 chimney fire in 2011-12, the highest number among local authorities in Wales.

The full bulletin can be found here.

27/2/13 Wales Children in Need Census report

The latest Wales Children in Need Census report has been published by the Welsh Government on 27th February, 2013. The Children in Need census collected individual records on all children in need who had an open case with a local authority on the 31 March 2012. 

For 2011-12, Powys had 715 children in need (Wales 20,240) compared to 660 in 2010-11 (Wales 19,710).

Of these, 235 were children with a disability (Wales 5,125) compared with 215 in 2010-11 (Wales 4,980).

For 2011-12, 95% of children in need in Powys were of white ethnicity (Wales 90%).

Powys had the highest percentage of Children in Need with Autistic Spectrum Disorder among UAs in Wales at 14% (Wales 9%)

20/2/2013 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.5% January 2013

There were 2,010 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in January 2013, equivalent to 2.5% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in February 2013 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.3%), Newtown LCFA (3.2%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.9%) and Knighton LCFA (2.9%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 19th worst area in Wales. 

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

23/1/2013 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.4% December 2012

There were 1,943 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in December 2012, equivalent to 2.4% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in January 2013 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.3%), Newtown LCFA (3.2%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.7%) and Knighton LCFA (2.7%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 11th worst area in Wales. 

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

22/1/2013 Absenteeism from primary schools, 2011/12

The latest National Statistics on absenteeism from primary schools in Wales produced by the Welsh Government was published on 22 January 2013.

The bulletin included statistics on absenteeism for primary schools in Wales.

In 2011/12, Powys had 5.4% of school sessions due to all absences (Wales 6.2%), a fall from 6.4% in 2010/11 (Wales 6.7%). This was the third lowest rate among local authorities in Wales.

In 2011/12 Powys had 0.2% of school sessions due to unauthorised absences (Wales 0.7%), a fall from 0.3% in 2010/11 (Wales 0.9%). This was the lowest rate among local authorities in Wales.

The full bulletin can be found here.

13/11/2012 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.4% October 2012

There were 1,862 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in October 2012, equivalent to 2.4% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in November 2012 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.4%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.3%) and Newtown LCFA (2.9%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 47th worst area in Wales. 

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

13/11/2012 50 Facts About Powys 2012 Edition 3

The Second 2012 3rd edition of the 50 Facts About Powys document has been published and can be downloaded from here.

50 Facts About Powys is profile of the county across many areas including Population, Labour Market & Environment. It has been updated to include information from the First Release of 2011 Census data.

08/11/12 Local Authority Municipal Waste Management Report, 2011-12

The latest annual National Statistics bulletin on municipal waste produced by the Welsh Government was published on 08 November 2012.

The bulletin includes information about the amount of local authority municipal waste collected from household and non-household sources and the levels of recycling in Wales. The information presented relates to 2011-12, together with figures for previous years.

In 2011-12, Powys' reuse/recycling/composting rate was 42.6%, a rise from 37.7% in 2010-11 and 42.4% in 2006-07. This reverses the recent trend for Powys of recycling rates having fallen every year since 2006-07. The rate for Wales in 2011-12 was 50%.

The full bulletin can be found here.

31/10/2012 Powys Registers of People with Disabilities

On 31st October, 2012, the Welsh Government published the latest data on registers of people with disabilities. These refer to registers for 31st March 2012.

In 2012, Powys had 652 persons registed with a learning disability (731 in 2011).

In 2011, Powys had 679 persons with a sight impairment (676 in 2011), 1434 with a hearing impairment (1372 in 2011) and 4039 with a physical disability (4108 in 2011).

These registers may be an underestimate of the total number of people with a disability as registraion is voluntary.

A bulletin of these results can be found here.

29/10/2012 Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Count, July 2012

Statistics on the number of Gypsy and Traveller caravans in Wales produced by the Welsh Assembly Government were released on 12 September 2011. The report can be found here. 

On 19th July 2012, Powys had 67 caravans. 29 were on authorised sites and 38 on unauthorised spread over 19 pitches.

This compares to July 2011 when Powys had 32 authorised and 6 unauthorised caravans.

25/10/2012 Welsh Health Survey 2010 to 2011 Local Authority Analysis

On 19th September 2012, the Welsh Government published  the latest data from the Welsh Health Survey for Local Authorities for 2010 to 2011. The report can be found here.

Powys had equal or better results in all major measures of health status, illness and health-related lifestyles compared to Wales on an age standardised basis . These included Heart Conditions, respiratory illness, mental illness, arthritis, diabetes, smoking, passive smoking, consumption of alcohol, consumption of fruit and vegetables, physical activity and obesity.

Further information can be found within the report.

24/10/12 Local Authority Social Services Staff Numbers - Powys falls 2.8% 2011 to 2012

Data on Local Authority Social Services Staff Numbers for 31st March 2012 has been published by the Welsh Government on the 24th October 2012.

Powys employed 787 whole time equivalent staff on the 31st March 2012 (Wales 18,669) made up of 400 full time staff (Wales 10,953) and 762 part time staff (Wales 13,722).

This was a fall of 2.8% in Powys from 2011 compared to a fall across Wales of 4.5%. 14 authorities fell by more than Powys between 2011 and 2012.

On 31st March 2012, Powys employed 880 staff with required or recommended qualifications, a fall of 7.3% from 2011 compared with a fall across Wales of 1.8%. This was the 6th worst fall among authorities in Wales between 2011 and 2012.

A bulletin from the Welsh Government can be found here and data can be downloaded from StatsWales here.

22/10/2012 Powys 2011 Census 7,091 Second Homes

On 22nd October, 2012 the Office for National Statistics released information giving the number of second homes in Powys in the 2011 Census.

There were 7,091 persons usually resident elsewhere who had a second home in Powys, a rate of 53 per 1000 usual residents.

This was the 26th highest rate among authorities in England & Wales out of 348.

Of these, 516 were for work, 2,636 were holiday homes and 3,939 were for other reasons.

There were 2,933 residents in Powys in the 2011 Census who had a second home elsewhere in England and Wales.

Powys had the 22nd highest level of holiday second homes in England & Wales among authorities at 20 per 1,000 usual residents.

The rate of 30 per 1,000 usual residents having a second home for other reasons was 63rd among authorities in England & Wales.

Further information can be found on the Office for National Statistics website here.

18/10/2012 Police Recorded Crime 2012

Data on Police Recorded Crime for the year ending June 2012 was released on the 18th October 2012.

Powys' total offences rose by 7% from 5138 in 2011 to 5497 in 2012. Dyfed Powys fell 1% and England & Wales fell 6% over the same period.

A bulletin of this data can be found here and a report from the Office for National Statistics can be found here http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/crime-stats/crime-statistics/period-ending-june-2012/index.html

Violence against the person and Burglary have fallen by 3% in Powys in the last 12 months.

Other theft offences rose by 11% and fraud and forgery rose by 52% in Powys in the last 12 months.

Drug offences rose by 33% in Powys in the last 12 months.

17/10/2012 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.3% September 2012

There were 1,819 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in September 2012, equivalent to 2.3% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in October 2012 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.2%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.4%), Knighton LCFA and Newtown LCFA (2.9%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 58th worst area in Wales. 

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

1/10/2012 Powys Unauthorised Absenteeism from Secondary Schools, 2011/12 rate 0.4%

Data on Absenteeism from Secondary Schools for 2011/12 for Unitary Authorities in Wales has been published by the Welsh Government.

A document from Welsh Government with this data can be found here.

Powys had a rate of 7.1% in 2011/12 (Wales 7.8%), down from 8.5% in 2010/11 (Wales 8.6%) for all absences.

For unauthorised absences, Powys had a rate of 0.4% in 2011/12 (Wales 1.4%, down from 0.5% in 2010/12 (Wales 1.5%). This is the lowest rate among unitary authorities in Wales.

28/09/2012 Powys Mid-2011 Population Estimate = 133,071

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released their 2011 mid-year population estimates at 9.30 am on 25th September 2012.   

Key points from the mid-2011 population estimates for Powys are as follows:

  • There were an estimated 133,071 people resident in Powys in June 2011.
  • The estimated number of children in Powys aged 0 to 15 was 22,761 or 17.1%  (Wales 18.1%) of the population in mid-2011.
  • The estimated population aged 16-64 was 79,783 or 60.0% (Wales 63.4%) of the mid-2011 population.
  • The estimated population aged 65-84 was 26,362 or 19.8 % (Wales 16.0%) of the mid-2011 population.
  • The estimated population aged 85+ was 4,165 or 3.1 % (Wales 2.5%) of the mid-2011 population.


For more detail please see the bulletins in our Powys-i statistics library

12/9/2012 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.4% August 2012

There were 1,902 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in August 2012, equivalent to 2.4% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in September 2012 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.4%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.6%), Knighton LCFA and Newtown LCFA (3.0%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 50th worst area in Wales. 

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

15/08/2012 50 Facts About Powys 2012

The Second 2012 edition of the 50 Facts About Powys document has been published and can be downloaded from here:

50 Facts About Powys

50 Facts About Powys is profile of the county across many areas including Population, Labour Market & Environment. It has been updated to include information from the First Release of 2011 Census data.

15/8/2012 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.4% July 2012

There were 1,880 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in July 2012, equivalent to 2.4% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in August 2012 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.4%), Knighton LCFA (3.5%) and Ystradgynlais LCFAs (3.2%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 46th worst area in Wales. 

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

7/8/2012 Rail Station Usage, 2010-11 Powys Stations see 4% rise

Data on rail station usage for train stations in Wales has been published for 2010-11.

A document from Welsh Government with this data can be found here.

Between 2009/10 and 2010/11, stations in Powys experienced a 4% rise in the number of station entries/exits, rising from 453,832 to 472,174.

The three busiest stations in Powys all had increases. Machynlleth experienced a 2% rise to 121,390, Newtown rose 4% to 119,194 and Welshpool rose 4% to 105,590.

Sugar Loaf had a fall from 106 to only 84 entries and exits in 2010/11, the tenth quietest station in Great Britain.

18/7/2012 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.4% June 2012

There were 1,825 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in June 2012, equivalent to 2.4% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in July 2012 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.3%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.3%) and Knighton LCFAs (3.1%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 23rd worst area in Wales. 

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

16/7/2012 Powys 2011 Census Population 133,000 Households 58,400

The first release of estimates from the 2011 Census was issued by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 16th July, 2012.

The usual resident population of Powys on Census Day (27th March 2011) was 133,000, representing 4.3% of the Welsh population total of 3,063,500. 

There were 58,400 households in Powys with at least one usual resident on Census Day, representing 4.5% of the Welsh households total of 1,302,700.

The response rate for Powys was 94% (Wales 93%).

Further details, including the population of Powys by 5 year age bands can be found on our 2011 Census page here.

The second release commencing in November 2012 will provide more information from the Census household and person questionnaires for Powys and for local areas. For content and schedule of all releases, see the ONS Census Prospectus here.

 

21/6/2012 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.4% May 2012

There were 1,919 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in May 2012, equivalent to 2.4% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in June 2012 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.3%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.3%) and Knighton LCFAs (3.3%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 18th worst area in Wales. 

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

8/6/12 Road Traffic Casualties 2011

Data on road traffic casualties for Unitary Authorities in Wales has been published for 2011.

A document from Welsh Government with this data can be found here.

A report using this data and some further statistics can be found here.

From 1994-98 to 2011, Powys experienced a 19% fall in casualties (2nd worst among LAs in Wales after Ceredigion) compared to Wales 37% and a 15% fall in Killed or Seriously Injured casualties (compared to Wales 38%)

For casualties involving motorcycles, from 1994-98 to 2011 Powys experienced a 12% rise (worst among LAs in Wales) compared to an 22% fall for Wales, and a 31% rise in the number of Killed or Seriously Injured compared to a 4% fall for Wales.

Figures for Unitary Authorities should be treated with caution, relatively small changes in the number of casualties can generate large percentage changes. The data should be monitored over a period of time

30/5/12 Examination Performance, 2011

The latest report on Examination Performance produced by the Welsh Government were released on 22 May 2012.

At, Key Stage 2, Powys had a higher percentage of pupils achieving expected levels compared to Wales in all subjects

At Key Stage 3, 76% of pupils achieved the Core Subject Indicator, compared to 68% for Wales.

Pupils in Powys aged 15 achieved 63% getting five or more GCSEs grade A*-C or vocational equivalent (Wales 57%). This was the 3rd highest amoung local authroieites in Wales.

96% of pupils aged 17 achieved the level 3 threshold for A levels, the same as Wales.

Much more detailed information can be found with the statistics provided by the Welsh Government

16/5/2012 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.5% April 2012

There were 1,994 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in April 2012, equivalent to 2.5% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in May 2012 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.7%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.5%) and Knighton LCFAs (3.4%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 11th worst area in Wales. Llandrindod South was also among the worst 100 areas.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

18/4/2012 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.6% March 2012

There were 2,070 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in March 2012, equivalent to 2.6% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in April 2012 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.7%), Knighton LCFA (3.9%) and Ystradgynlais LCFAs (3.8%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 9th worst area in Wales. Newtown East was also among the worst 100 areas.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

30/3/12 Social Services Profiles

In March 2012, Data Unit Wales have published a set of local Service Profiles on Social Services across Wales to support the new Annual Council reporting Framework.

The report for Powys can be found here.

Topics covered include general demography, demand for services and expenditure.

28/3/12 Teenage Conceptions in Wales, 2010

The latest report on teenage conceptions produced by the Welsh Government was released on 27 March 2012.

The rate of conceptions to under 18s in Powys has fallen from 38.5 per 1000 female residents in 2007, to 27.6 in 2008, 25.3 in 2009 and 23.7 in 2010.

Powys ranked 21st among Welsh Unitary Authorities for 2008-2010 for average rate with 25.5 per 1000 female residents compared to Wales 40.8, above only Monmouth.

22/3/12 Regional Transport Plans, Baseline Report, 2011

The latest report on Monitoring the Regional Transport Plans produced by the Welsh Government were released on 22 March 2012. This report gives statistics on the regional transport plans for the 22 local authorities and 4 transport consortia in Wales. Topics covered include accessibility to services, mode of transport, public transport usage, road transport usage, safety and environment.

Powys has seen a 4.5% increase in rail passenger numbers between 2008-09 (Wales 3.1%).

Powys had over half a million concessionary bus journeys made in 2010-11.

Powys had 5.4% of its principal A roads requiring close monitoring of its structural condition (Wales 6.6%) and 19.5% of non-principal roads,the highest percentage among local authorities in Wales.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

14/3/2012 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.7% February 2012

There were 2,118 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in February 2012, equivalent to 2.7% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in March 2012 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.9%), Knighton LCFA (4.0%) and Ystradgynlais LCFAs (3.8%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 6th worst area in Wales. Newtown East was also among the worst 100 areas.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

29/2/12 Wales Children in Need Census report

The latest Wales Children in Need Census report has been published by the Welsh Government on 29th February, 2012. The Children in Need census collected individual records on all children in need who had an open case with a local authority on the 31 March 2010. 

For 2010-11, Powys had 660 children in need (Wales 19,710) compared to 745 in 2009-10 (Wales 18,865).

Of these, 215 were children with a disability (Wales 4,980) compared with 175 in 2009-10 (Wales 4,290).

 For 2010-11, 97% of children in need in Powys were of white ethnicity (Wales 90%).

15/2/2012 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.7% January 2012

There were 2,119 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in January 2012, equivalent to 2.7% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in February 2012 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (5.0%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.9%) and Knighton LCFAs (3.8%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 6th worst area in Wales. Newtown East was also among the worst 100 areas.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

13/2/12 Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2011

On 21 August 2011 the Welsh Assembly Government published the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2011.

The Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation is split into 8 Domains, Income, Employment, Health, Education, Access to Services, Housing, Physical Environment and Community Safety. The Housing Domain is not recommended for use by Powys County Council.

Powys has one Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in the worst 10% among Wales overall, Ystradgynlais 1.

There are 5 other LSOAs among the worst 30% of areas overall; St John 2, Newtown South, Welshpool Castle, Newtown Central 2 and Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West.

A report on the Index can be found here.

9/2/12 Mortgage and landlord possession statistics Oct-Dec 2011

The latest report on Mortgage and Landlord possession statistics produced by the Ministry of Justice was released on 9 February 2012.

The annual mortgage possession claims issued per 1,000 households in Powys is 1.83 in 2011, down from 3.33 in 2008. Wales is 3.80 in 2011, 7.87 in 2008.

Powys had the lowest rate of possessions among local authorities in Wales.

20/1/12 Lower Layer Super Output Area Profiles 2011

New profiles of Lower Layer Super Output areas within Powys are now available from the Powys-i website.

There are 80 Middle Super Output Area covered across Powys, covering topics such as;

  • Population,
  • Education,
  • Social & Welfare,
  • Health & Care,
  • Housing,
  • Society,
  • Energy & Industry,
  • Environment,
  • Labour Market,
  • Economy,
  • Transport,
  • Community Safety.

These are an update on profiles first published April 2010 which can now be found here.

18/1/2012 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.5% December 2011

There were 1,991 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in December 2011, equivalent to 2.5% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in January 2012 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.6%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.5%) and Knighton LCFAs (3.4%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 8th worst area in Wales. Newtown East and Welshpool Castle were also among the worst 100 areas.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

22/12/2011 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.5% November 2011

There were 1,982 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in November 2011, equivalent to 2.5% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in December 2011 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.6%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.4%) and Newtown LCFAs (3.4%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 6th worst area in Wales. Newtown East was also within the worst 100 areas.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

30/11/11 Teenage Conceptions in Wales, 2009

The latest report on teenage conceptions produced by the Welsh Government was released on 29 November 2011.

The rate of conceptions to under 18s in Powys has fallen from 38.5 per 1000 female residents in 2007, to 27.6 in 2008 and 25.3 in 2009.

Powys ranked 20th among Welsh Unitary Authorities for 2007-2009 for average rate with 30.4 per 1000 female residents compared to Wales 43.2, above only Ceredigion and Monmouth.

24/11/11 Middle Layer Super Output Area Profiles 2011

New profiles of Middle Layer Super Output areas within Powys are now available from the Powys-i website.

There are 19 Middle Super Output Area covered across Powys, covering topics such as;

  • Population,
  • Education,
  • Social & Welfare,
  • Health & Care,
  • Housing,
  • Society,
  • Energy & Industry,
  • Environment,
  • Agriculture,
  • Labour Market,
  • Economy,
  • Transport,
  • Community Safety.

These are an update on profiles first published April 2010 which can now be found here.

16/11/11 Local Authority Municipal Waste Management Report, 2010-11

The latest annual National Statistics bulletin on municipal waste produced by the Welsh Government was published on 03 November 2011.

The bulletin includes information about the amount of local authority municipal waste collected from household and non-household sources and the levels of recycling in Wales. The information presented relates to 2010-11, together with figures for previous years.

In 2010/11, Powys' reuse/recycling/composting rate was 37.7%, a fall from 39.7% in 2009/10 and 42.4% in 2006/07. Powys was the only authority in Wales whose rate fell in 2010/11 from the previous year.

The full bulletin can be found here.

16/11/2011 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.5% October 2011

There were 1,935 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in October 2011, equivalent to 2.5% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in November 2011 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.5%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.5%) and Knighton LCFAs (3.3%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 10th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

25/10/2011 Newtown Job Losses Announced

BBC News Mid Wales reported on 25 October 2011 that the Newtown based company, Trade Manufacturing Facility closed the previous week with the potential loss of up to 40 jobs.

Statistical background:

The latest unemployment statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that 366 people (247 men, 118 women) were out of work and claiming unemployment benefit in Newtown and its catchment area in September 2011. This represented a claimant rate of 3.1% of working age people in the area compared with 2.5% in September 2010.

According to recently released statistics from the ONS Inter-Departmental Business Register for March 2011, around 370 (4.4%) of all Powys based enterprises are in the production sector and around 210 (2.5%) of all Powys-based enterprises across all sectors employ 20 or more people.

For more details please see:

1) BBC News Mid Wales 25/10/2011  

2) Powys Unemployment Bulletin September 2011

3) ONS UK Business: Activity, Size and Location, 2011

14/10/11 Sub-Regional Productivity

On 10th October 2011, the Office for National Statistics published a report based on data from the Sub-regional Gross Value Added (GVA) data on GVA per hour worked and GVA per filled job for NUTS2 and NUTS3 areas.

Powys GVA per hour worked was 66.9% of the UK average in 2008, the lowest in Wales and the 3rd lowest in Great Britain among NUTS3 areas.

Powys GVA per filled job was 67.9% of the UK average in 2008, the lowest in Wales and the 4th lowest in the UK among NUTS3 areas.

In both the above estimates the two areas with lower productivity than Powys were “Caithness, Sutherland, Ross & Cromarty” and “Lochaber, Skye, Lochalsh, Arran, Cumbrae, Argyll & Bute”.

Powys GVA per hour worked fell from 75.1% of the UK average in 2004 to 66.9% in 2008. This fall was the 3rd largest among NUTS3 areas in Great Britain, only East Sussex and Blackpool performing worse.

Powys GVA per filled job fell from 75.6% of the UK average in 2004 to 67.9% in 2008. This fall was the 2nd largest among NUTS3 areas in the UK, only East Sussex performing worse.

For more information please see our report.

6/10/2011 Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Count, July 2011

Statistics on the number of Gypsy and Traveller caravans in Wales produced by the Welsh Assembly Government were released on 28 September 2011. The report can be found here.

On 28th July 2011, Powys had 38 caravans. 32 were on authorised sites and 6 on unauthorised spread over 18 pitches.

This compares to July 2010 when Powys had 31 authorised and 9 unauthorised caravans.

6/10/2011: 2008 Household Projections - Powys households projected to rise to 74,600 by 2033

On 29 September 2010 the Welsh Assembly Government published 2008-based household projections by household type for the 22 Welsh unitary authorities and for a span of 25 years to 2033.

They are derived from the 2008-based population projections published by the Welsh Assembly Government in May 2010. 

Key Points

  • The number of households in Powys is projected to rise by 26.4% from 59,000 in 2008 to 74,600 in 2033 (Wales 24.9%). This is the 8th highest projected increases amongst all the unitary authorities in Wales, which vary between 7% in Torfaen and 52% in Cardiff.
  • On average, the total number of households in Powys is projected to increase by 0.94% per year between 2008 and 2033 (Wales 0.91%).
  • The average household size in Powys is projected to decrease from 2.20 persons in 2008 (Wales 2.27), to 2.02 persons in 2033, (Wales 1.92)
  • Single parent households in Powys are projected to increase by 52.2% from 3,200 in 2008 to 4,800 in 2033 (Wales 68.8%).
  • The total number of households with 3 or more persons is projected to decrease by 16.0% from 17,200 in 2008 to 14,500 in 2033 (Wales decrease by 6.0%).
  • One and two person households are both projected to continue to increase by 62.7% and 27.6% respectively from 2008 to 2033 (Wales 55.0% and 27.2%).

(All household figures rounded here to nearest 100)

For full details see our report  "WAG Household Projections for Powys (2008-based)"

14/9/2011 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.4% August 2011

There were 1,900 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in August 2011, equivalent to 2.4% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in September 2011 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.3%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.7%) and Knighton LCFAs (3.1%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 13th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

17/8/2011 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.3% July 2011

There were 1,834 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in July 2011, equivalent to 2.3% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in August 2011 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.0%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.6%) and Newtown and Knighton LCFAs (3.0%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 12th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

19/7/2011 Welsh Health Survey 2009: Analysis of the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Adults

On 7th July 2011, the Welsh Government published a report based on data from the Welsh Health Survey on the mental health and wellbeing of adults in Wales. The report can be found here.

Powys had a score of 51.6 for Mental Component Summary for 2008/09, the highest in Wales, next Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire scored 51.3, Wales 49.9.

Further information on mental health by age, sex and deprivation for Wales can be found within the report.

13/7/2011 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.2% June 2011

There were 1,774 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in June 2011, equivalent to 2.2% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in July 2011 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.0%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.4%) and Presteigne LCFA (3.2%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 12th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

30/06/2011 Powys Mid-2010 Population Estimate = 131,313

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released their 2010 mid-year population estimates at 9.30 am on 30th June 2011.   

Key points from the mid-2010 population estimates for Powys are as follows:


  • There were an estimated 131,300 people resident in Powys in June 2010. This represented a decrease of 400, or 0.3% (Wales rose by 7,100 or 0.2%) from mid-2009 to mid-2010.
  • The estimated number of children in Powys aged 0 to 15 fell to 22,600 or 17.2%  (Wales 18.2%) of the population in mid-2010, from 23,000 or 17.5% (Wales 18.3%) of the mid-2009 population.
  • The estimated population aged 16-64 fell slightly to 78,400 or 59.7% (Wales 63.2%) of the mid-2010 population, from 79,200 or 60.1% (Wales 63.4%)  of the mid-2009 population.
  • The estimated population aged 65-84 rose to 26,000 or 19.8 % (Wales 16.0%) of the mid-2010 population from 25,400 or 19.3% (Wales 15.8%) of the mid-2009 population.
  • The estimated population aged 85+ rose to 4,300 or 3.3 % (Wales 2.5%) of the mid-2010 population from 4,100 or 3.1% (Wales 2.5%) of the mid-2009 population.


For more detail please see the bulletins in our Powys-i statistics library

30/6/11 Road Traffic Casualties 2005-2010

Data on road traffic casualties for Unitary Authorities in Wales has been published for 2010.

A document with this data can be found here.

From 1994-98 to 2010, Powys experienced a 12% fall in casualties (compared to Wales 33%) and a 33% fall in Killed or Seriously Injured casualties (compared to Wales 46%)

For casualties involving motorcycles, from 1994-98 to 2010 Powys experienced a 7% rise compared to an 18% fall for Wales, and a 24% rise in the number of Killed or Seriously Injured compared to a 35% fall for Wales.

Figures for Unitary Authorities should be treated with caution, relatively small changes in the number of casualties can generate large percentage changes. The data should be monitored over a period of time.

16/6/11 Powys Mid Year Estimates by Ethnic Group - Experimental

The Office for National Statistics have published experimental statistics for Mid Year Population Estimates by ethnic group. A summary document for Powys for 2001 to 2009 data by age and broad ethnic group can be found here.

In 2001, there were 125,300 White, 300 Asian or Asian British, 100 Black or Black British, 400 Mixed and 200 Other.

By 2009, this had increased to 128,100 White, 1300 Asian or Asian British, 800 Black or Black British, 1000 Mixed and 600 Other.

The estimated percentage of the population that is White has fallen from 99% in 2001 to 97% in 2009

These estimates are "experimental" statistics and should therefore  be used with appropriate caution and awareness of their  limitations. Users are advised to be cautious in interpreting  estimates for subnational areas, particularly in areas like Powys with high  internal migration flows. For further information please see the  PEEG notes on Reliability of Estimates published today by the  Office for National Statistics:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/product.asp?vlnk=14238

 

15/6/2011 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.3% May 2011

There were 1,819 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in May 2011, equivalent to 2.3% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in June 2011 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.8%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.3%) and Presteigne LCFA (3.3%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 30th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

18/5/2011 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.3% April 2011

There were 1,817 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in April 2011, equivalent to 2.3% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in May 2011 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.1%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.6%) and Newtown LCFA (2.9%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 19th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

13/4/2011 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.4% March 2011

There were 1,913 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in March 2011, equivalent to 2.4% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in April 2011 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.3%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.7%) and Newtown LCFA (3.0%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 18th worst area in Wales. Welshpool Castle was also within the worst 100 electoral divisions.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

16/3/2011 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.5% February 2011

There were 1,967 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in February 2011, equivalent to 2.5% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in March 2011 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.3%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.6%) and Newtown LCFA (3.0%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 17th worst area in Wales. Welshpool Castle was also within the worst 100 electoral divisions.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

15/2/2011 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.2% December 2010

There were 1,749 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in December 2010, equivalent to 2.2% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in January 2011 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.4%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.0%) and Machynlleth LCFA (2.8%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 38th worst area in Wales. Welshpool Castle was also within the worst 100 electoral divisions.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

16/12/2010 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.1% November 2010

There were 1,643 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in November 2010, equivalent to 2.1% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in December 2010 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.1%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.7%) and Machynlleth LCFA (2.7%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 60th worst area in Wales. Welshpool Castle was also within the worst 100 electoral divisions.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

17/11/2010 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.0% October 2010

There were 1,601 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in October 2010, equivalent to 2.0% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in November 2010 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.3%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.7%) and Machynlleth LCFA (2.4%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 86th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

13/10/2010 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.1% September 2010

There were 1,646 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in September 2010, equivalent to 2.1% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 according to data released in October 2010 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.5%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.9%) and Newtown LCFA (2.5%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 16th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

2008 to 2009 Internal Migration Data for Powys

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have released supporting information for the 2009 mid-year population estimates giving details on internal UK migration to and from Powys between 2008 and 2009.

The net in migration over the year was 300 people, with 4900 moving into Powys and 4600 moving out. Only the 15-19 age band experiencing a net outflow of persons.

For more details on the flows,  please see the bulletin in our Powys-i statistics library.

27/09/2010 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.1% August 2010

There were 1,671 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in August 2010, equivalent to 2.1% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 (NOTE: this percentage is a change from previous months where the rate was of the estimated resident working age population), according to data released in September 2010 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.6%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.8%) and Newtown LCFA (2.4%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 19th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

23/08/2010 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.0% July 2010

There were 1,602 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in July 2010, equivalent to 2.0% of the estimated resident population aged 16-64 (NOTE: this percentage is a change from previous months where the rate was of the estimated resident working age population), according to data released in August 2010 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.3%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.0%) and Newtown LCFA (2.4%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 30th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

13 July 2010: WAG revision to WIMD 2008 announced

The WAG statistics directorate have announced that an error was discovered in the Physical Environment domain of the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) 2008 in July 2010. As a result, the scores and ranks of the lower-layer super output areas (LSOAs) in the Physical Environment domain were revised on 13th July 2010. The change in LSOA ranking in the Physical Environment domain caused small changes to the Overall WIMD scores and ranks, and also to the Child Index scores and ranks. These were revised on the same date.

See the following page for further details, and revised WIMD 2008 report.

http://wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/theme/wimd/2008/?lang=en

Anyone utilising statistics from WIMD 2008 is advised to review and update their data-sets and reports accordingly.

A WIMD 2008 report using the revised figures will be published shortly on our Powys-i website.

14/07/2010 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.1% June 2010

There were 1,600 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in June 2010, equivalent to 2.1% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in July 2010 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.7%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.6%) and Knighton LCFA (2.5%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 35th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

28/06/2010 Powys Mid-2009 Population Estimate = 131,736

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released their 2009 mid-year population estimates at 9.30 am on 24th June 2010.   

Key points from the mid-2009 population estimates for Powys are as follows:
there were an estimated 131,700  people resident in Powys in June 2009. This represented an increase of 100, or 0.04% (Wales 0.3%) from mid-2008 to mid-2009, lower than the increase  of 700 or 0.5% ( Wales 0.%) in the previous year from  mid-2007 to  mid-2008. The average age was 44.4 years in  Powys in mid-2009 (Wales 41.0) The estimated number of children in Powys aged 0 to 15 fell slightly to 23,000 or 17.5%  (Wales 18.3%) of the population in mid-2009, from 23,400 or 17.8% (Wales 18.5%) of the mid-2008 population.

The estimated number of children aged under 5 in Powys increased slightly to 6,500 or 4.9% (Wales 5.6%) of the mid-2009 population, from 6,400 or 4.9% (Wales 5.7%) of the mid-2008 population.

The estimated working age population (16 to 64 males, 16 to 59 females) fell slightly to 73,600 or 55.9% (Wales 60.0%) of the mid-2009 population, from 74,100 or 56.3% (Wales 60.1%)  of the mid-2008 population.

The estimated retirement age population (65 plus males, 60 plus females) rose to 35,100 or 26.6 % (Wales 21.7%) of the mid-2009 population from 34,200 or 26.0% (Wales 21.4%) of the mid-2008 population.
For more detail please see the bulletins in our Powys-i statistics library

17/06/2010 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.3% May 2010

There were 1,737 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in May 2010, equivalent to 2.3% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in June 2010 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.0%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.7%) and Knighton LCFA (2.8%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 67th worst area in Wales, with Welshpool Castle also in the worst 100 areas.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

01/06/2010 Powys population projected to rise to 146,300 by 2033

On 27 May 2010 the Welsh Assembly Government published population projections for the 22 local authority areas in Wales, replacing previous projections published in 2008

They are based on the mid-2008 estimates of population from the Office for National Statistics and give projections of the population by single year of age and gender, for a span of 25 years to 2033.

The Powys population is projected to rise by 11.1% from 131,700 in 2008 to 146,300 in 2033.

For full details see our report  "WAG Population Projections for Powys (2008-based)"

17/5/10 New Mid Year Population Estimates

New revised mid year population estimates have been published by the Office for National Statistics in May 2010. All estimates for the years 2002 to 2008 have been revised.

In 2008, Powys now has a population of 131,677. Wales has a population of 2,990,077.

Further data can be downloaded from the StatsWales website including data for all 22 Welsh Unitary Authorities, or reports can be downloaded from the Powys-i website.

Key points from the mid-2008 population estimates for Powys are as follows:

  • There were an estimated 131,677  people resident in Powys in June 2008.
  • This represented an increase of 711, or 0.54% (Wales 0.47%) from mid-2007 to mid-2008.
  • The average age was 44.2 years in  Powys in mid-2008 (Wales 40.9)
  • The estimated number of children in Powys aged 0 to 15 was 23,420 or 17.8%  (Wales 18.5%) of the population in mid-2008.
  •  The estimated number of children aged under 5 in Powys was to 6,449 or 4.9% (Wales 5.6%) of the mid-2008 population.
  • The estimated working age population (16 to 64 males, 16 to 59 females) was 74,086
  • The estimated retirement age population (65 plus males, 60 plus females) was to 34,171 or 26.0 % (Wales 21.4%) of the mid-2008 population.

21/05/2010 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.5% April 2010

There were 1,881 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in April 2010, equivalent to 2.5% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in May 2010 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.1%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.9%) and Newtown LCFA (2.9%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 67th worst area in Wales, with Welshpool Castle also in the worst 100 areas.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

21/04/2010 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.6% March 2010

There were 1,981 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in March 2010, equivalent to 2.6% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in April 2010 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.4%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.1%) and Newtown LCFA (3.3%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 74th worst area in Wales, with Welshpool Castle also in the worst 100 areas.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

01/04/10 Super Output Area Profiles

New profiles of small areas within Powys are now available from the Powys-i website.

There are 19 Middle Super Output Area and 80 Lower Super Output Area profiles covered across Powys, covering topics such as;

  • Population,
  • Education,
  • Social & Welfare,
  • Health & Care,
  • Housing,
  • Society,
  • Energy & Industry,
  • Environment,
  • Agriculture,
  • Labour Market,
  • Economy,
  • Transport,
  • Community Safety.

17/03/2010 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.8% February 2010

There were 2,099 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in February 2010, equivalent to 2.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in March 2010 by the Office for National Statistics.

This represents a fall of 7 persons from the previous year, the first year on year fall since July 2008.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.4%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.3%) and Newtown LCFA (3.4%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West electoral division was the 80th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

18/02/2010 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.8% January 2010

There were 2,112 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in January 2010, equivalent to 2.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in Febuary 2010 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.5%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.4%) and Newtown LCFA (3.5%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West and was the 47th worst area in Wales, with Welshpool Castle also in the worst 100 Electoral Divisions.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

20/01/2010 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.7% December 2009

There were 2,028 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in December 2009, equivalent to 2.7% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in January 2010 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.3%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.3%) and Newtown LCFA (3.4%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West and was the 25th worst area in Wales, with Welshpool Castle also in the worst 100 Electoral Divisions.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

21/12/2009 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.7% November 2009

There were 2,041 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in November 2009, equivalent to 2.7% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in December 2009 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.5%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.2%) and Newtown LCFA (3.7%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West and was the 33rd worst areas in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

19/11/2009 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.8% October 2009

There were 2,097 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in October 2009, equivalent to 2.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in November 2009 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.8%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.5%) and Newtown LCFA (4.1%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West & Newtown South Electoral Divisions were the 77th worst areas in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

19/11/2009 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.8% September 2009

There were 2,080 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in September 2009, equivalent to 2.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in October 2009 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.7%), Newtown LCFA (4.2%) and Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.0%).

Newtown South Electoral Division was the 62nd worst area in Wales, with Newtown East and Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West also in the worst 100 Electoral Divisions.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

06/10/2009 50 Facts About Powys 2009

The 2009 edition of the 50 Facts About Powys document has been published and can be downloaded from here:

50 Facts About Powys

50 Facts About Powys is profile of the county across many areas including Population, Labour Market & Environment.

24/09/2009 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.8% August 2009

There were 2,136 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in August 2009, equivalent to 2.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in August 2009 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.6%), Newtown LCFA (4.3%) and Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.1%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West and Newtown South Electoral Divisions were the 74th worst areas in Wales, with Newtown East also in the worst 100 Electoral Divisions.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

12/08/2009 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.8% July 2009

There were 2,094 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in July 2009, equivalent to 2.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in August 2009 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.7%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.1%) and Newtown LCFA (3.9%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West Electoral Division was the 33rd worst area in Wales, with Newtown East and Newtown South also in the worst 100 Electoral Divisions.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

10/08/2009 Powys Social Services Areas Population

Powys County Council's Statistical Research Unit have published estimates for the population of the five PCC Social Services Areas (SSA) for 2006 and 2007, based upon Office for National Statistics population estimates for Lower Super Output Areas.

The estimated populations for 2007 are;

  • Brecon SSA- 26,400
  • Llandrindod Wells SSA - 31,500
  • Newtown SSA - 29,900
  • Welshpool SSA - 32,300
  • Ystradgynlais SSA - 10,300

For more details, see the Powys SSA Population Estimates in our Powys-i statistics library.

For a map of the Powys Social Services Area, go to here

23/07/2009 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.8% June 2009

There were 2,112 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in June 2009, equivalent to 2.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in July 2009 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Knighton LCFA (4.5%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.4%) and Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.2%).

Newtown South Electoral Division was the 32nd worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

23/06/2009 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.8% May 2009

There were 2,131 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in May 2009, equivalent to 2.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in June 2009 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.7%), Newtown LCFA (4.1%) and Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.0%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West Electoral Division was the 52nd worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

16/06/2009 Powys households projected to rise to 77,300 by 2031

On 11 June 2009 the Welsh Assembly Government published 2006-based household projections by household type for the 22 Welsh unitary authorities and for a span of 25 years to 2031.

They are derived from the 2006-based population projections published by the Welsh Assembly Government in June 2008. 

Key Points

  • The number of households in Powys is projected to rise by 33.7% from 57,800 in 2006 to 77,300 in 2031 (Wales 25.0%). This is one of the highest projected increases amongst all the unitary authorities in Wales, which vary between 10% in Merthyr Tydfil and 36% in Carmarthenshire.
  • On average, the total number of households in Powys is projected to increase by 1.3% per year between 2006 and 2031 (Wales 1.0%).
  • The average household size in Powys is projected to decrease from 2.24 persons in 2006 (Wales 2.30), to 1.96 persons in 2031, (Wales 2.03)
  • Single parent households in Powys are projected to increase by 69.8% from 3,100 in 2006 to 5,200 in 2031 (Wales 70.3%).
  • The total number of households with 3 or more persons is projected to decrease by 9.1% from 17,700 in 2006 to 16,100 in 2031 (Wales decrease by 7.9%).
  • One and two person households are both projected to continue to increase by 71.2% and 36.5% respectively from 2006 to 2031 (Wales 56.0% and 29.7%).

(All household figures rounded here to nearest 100)

For full details see our report  "WAG Household Projections for Powys (2006-based)"

14/05/2009 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.9% April 2009 (updated 23/6/09)

There were 2,189 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in April 2009, equivalent to 2.9% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in May 2009 by the Office for National Statistics. This is the highest count since February 1997.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.9%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.1%) and Newtown LCFA (3.9%).

Newtown South Electoral Division was the 38th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

27/04/2009 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.9% March 2009 (updated 23/6/09)

There were 2,178 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in March 2009, equivalent to 2.9% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in April 2009 by the Office for National Statistics. This is the highest count since February 1997.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.7%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.3%), Newtown LCFA and Knighton LCFA (3.5%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West Electoral Division was the 52nd worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

23/03/2009 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.8% February 2009

There were 2,106 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in February 2009, equivalent to 2.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in March 2009 by the Office for National Statistics. This is the highest count since February 1999.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.5%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (4.3%), Newtown and Knighton LCFA (3.4%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West and Llandrindod South Electoral Divisions was the 101st worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

16/02/2009 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.5% January 2009

There were 1,854 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in January 2009, equivalent to 2.5% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in February 2009 by the Office for National Statistics. This is the highest count since February 2000.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (4.0%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.7%), Newtown LCFA (2.5%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West Electoral Division was the 95th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

22/01/2009 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.2% December 2008

There were 1,666 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in December 2008, equivalent to 2.2% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in January 2009 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.6%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.4%), Newtown LCFA (2.5%).

Welshpool Castle Electoral Division was the 87th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

05/01/2009 Powys claimant unemployment rate 2.0% November 2008

There were 1,474 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in November 2008, equivalent to 2.0% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in December 2008 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.2%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.8%), Newtown LCFA (2.3%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West Electoral Division was the 46th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

14/11/2008 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.8% October 2008

There were 1,318 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in October 2008, equivalent to 1.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in November 2008 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.2%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.8%), Newtown LCFA (2.0%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West Electoral Division was the 46th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

20/10/2008 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.7% September 2008

There were 1,237 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in September 2008, equivalent to 1.7% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in October 2008 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.2%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.8%), Newtown LCFA (1.9%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West Electoral Division was the 27th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

29/09/2008 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.6% August 2008

There were 1,206 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in August 2008, equivalent to 1.6% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in September 2008 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.1%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.7%), Newtown LCFA (1.9%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West Electoral Division was the 29th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

20/08/2008 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.4% July 2008

There were 1,128 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in July 2008, equivalent to 1.4% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in August 2008 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.8%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.8%), Newtown LCFA (1.8%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West Electoral Division was the 24th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

28/07/2008 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.4% June 2008

There were 1,038 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in June 2008, equivalent to 1.4% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in July 2008 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.8%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.2%), Newtown LCFA (1.7%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West Electoral Division was the 44th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

08/07/2008 Powys population projected to rise to 154,300 by 2031

On 30 June 2008 the Welsh Assembly Government published population projections for the 22 local authority areas in Wales for the first time.

They are based on the mid-2006 estimates of population from the Office for National Statistics and give projections of the population by single year of age and gender, for a span of 25 years to 2031.

The Powys population is projected to rise by 17.6% from 131,100 in 2006 to 154,300 in 2031.

For full details see our report  "WAG Population Projections for Powys (2006-based)"

16/06/2008 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.4% May 2008

There were 1,053 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in May 2008, equivalent to 1.4% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in June 2008 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.4%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.4%), Newtown LCFA (1.8%) and Knighton LCFA (1.8%).

Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West Electoral Division was the 25th worst area in Wales.

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

16/05/2008 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.4% April 2008

There were 1,081 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in April 2008, equivalent to 1.4% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in May 2008 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.6%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.5%), and Newtown LCFA (1.8%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

24/04/2008 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.5% March 2008

There were 1,114 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in March 2008, equivalent to 1.5% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in April 2008 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.7%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.6%), and Newtown LCFA (1.8%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

26/03/2008 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.5% February 2008

There were 1,133 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in February 2008, equivalent to 1.5% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in March 2008 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.0%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.7%), and Newtown LCFA (1.8%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

18/02/2008 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.5% January 2008

There were 1,146 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in January 2008, equivalent to 1.4% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in January 2008 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.3%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.9%), and Newtown LCFA (1.9%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

 

22/01/2008 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.4% December 2007

There were 1,055 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in December 2007, equivalent to 1.4% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in January 2008 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.7%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.5%), and Newtown LCFA (1.8%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

19/12/2007 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.4% November 2007

There were 1,069 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in November 2007, equivalent to 1.4% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in December 2007 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.9%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.6%), and Builth Wells LCFA (1.6%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

16/11/2007 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.4% October 2007

There were 1,063 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in October 2007, equivalent to 1.4% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in November 2007 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.0%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.6%), and Machynlleth LCFA (1.7%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

23/10/2007 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.7% September 2007

There were 1,113 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in September 2007, equivalent to 1.7% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in October 2007 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.3%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.6%), and Machynlleth LCFA (1.7%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

25/09/2007 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.7% August 2007

There were 1,152 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in August 2007, equivalent to 1.7% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in September 2007 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.0%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.5%), and Newtown LCFA (1.9%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

16/08/2007 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.7% July 2007

There were 1,142 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in July 2007, equivalent to 1.7% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in August 2007 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.1%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.3%), and Newtown LCFA (2.1%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

01/08/2007 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.7% June 2007

There were 1,090 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in June 2007, equivalent to 1.7% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in July 2007 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.0%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.2%), and Newtown LCFA (1.9%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

15/06/2007 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.7% May 2007

There were 1,145 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in May 2007, equivalent to 1.7% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in June 2007 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.0%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.3%), and Newtown LCFA (2.1%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

17/05/2007 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.7% April 2007

There were 1,208 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in April 2007, equivalent to 1.7% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in May 2007 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.1%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.6%), and Newtown LCFA (2.2%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

19/04/2007 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.7% March 2007

There were 1,286 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in March 2007, equivalent to 1.7% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in April 2007 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.1%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.9%), Machynlleth LCFA and Newtown LCFA (2.1%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

27/03/2007 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.8% February 2007

There were 1,333 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in February 2007, equivalent to 1.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in March 2007 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.4%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.1%) and Newtown LCFA (2.4%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

16/02/2007 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.8% January 2007

There were 1,305 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in January 2007, equivalent to 1.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in February 2007 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.2%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.0%), Machynlleth LCFA (2.4%) and Newtown LCFA (2.4%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

18/1/2007 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.7% December 2006

There were 1,275 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in December 2006, equivalent to 1.7% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in January 2007 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.2%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.9%) and Machynlleth LCFA (2.2%).

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

18/12/2006 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.7% November 2006

There were 1,260 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in November 2006, equivalent to 1.7% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in December 2006 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.0%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (2.9%) and Machynlleth and Newtown LCFAs (2.1%).

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

16/11/2006 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.8% October 2006

There were 1,317 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in October 2006, equivalent to 1.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in November 2006 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.3%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.2%) and Machynlleth LCFA (2.1%).

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

19/10/2006 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.8% September 2006

There were 1,352 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in September 2006, equivalent to 1.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in October 2006 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.2%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.2%) and Newtown LCFA (2.4%).

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

19/09/2006 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.8% August 2006

There were 1,431 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in August 2006, equivalent to 1.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in September 2006 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.6%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.4%) and Newtown LCFA (2.4%).For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

17/08/2006 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.8% July 2006

There were 1,382 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in July 2006, equivalent to 1.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in August 2006 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.4%), Llandrindod Wells LCFA (3.3%) and Newtown LCFA (2.4%).

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin.

21/07/2006 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.7% June 2006

There were 1,289 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in June 2006, equivalent to 1.7% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in July 2006 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod LCFA (3.5%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.9%) and Newtown LCFA (2.2%).

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits
Claimants bulletin
.

16/06/2006 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.8% May 2006

There were 1,332 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in May 2006, equivalent to 1.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in June 2006 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod LCFA (3.3%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.7%) and Rhayader LCFA (2.4%).

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits
Claimants bulletin
.

22/05/2006 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.8% April 2006

There were 1,372 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in April 2006, equivalent to 1.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in May 2006 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the  highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod LCFA (3.8%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.7%) and Newtown LCFA (2.4%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin

21/04/2006 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.9% March 2006

 There were 1,413 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in March 2006, equivalent to 1.9% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in April 2006 by the Office for National
Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the  highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod LCFA (3.7%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.7%) and Newtown LCFA (2.4%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin which can be downloaded from here

16/03/2006 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.9% February 2006

 There were 1,439 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in February 2006, equivalent to 1.9% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in March 2006 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the  highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs) were in

Llandrindod LCFA (3.4%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.9%) and Newtown LCFA (2.4%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin which can be downloaded from here

15/02/2006 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.9% January 2006

 There were 1,400 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in January 2006, equivalent to 1.9% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in February 2006 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the  highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs)were in

Llandrindod LCFA (3.6%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (3.0%) and Knighton LCFA (2.3%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin which can be downloaded here

31/01/2006 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.8% December 2005

 There were 1,280 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in December 2005, equivalent to 1.8% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in January 2006 by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the  highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs)were in

Llandrindod LCFA (3.5%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.5%) and Knighton LCFA (2.2%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin which can be downloaded here

03/01/2006 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.7% November 2005

There were 1,275 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in November 2005, equivalent to 1.7% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in December by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the  highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs)were in

Llandrindod LCFA (3.2%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.7%) and Knighton LCFA (2.4%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin which can be downloaded here

17/11/2005 Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.6%* October 2005

There were 1,197 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in October 2005, equivalent to 1.6% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in November* by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the  highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs)were in

Llandrindod LCFA (3.2%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.6%) and Knighton LCFA (2.2%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin which can be downloaded here

* 3/1/2006 errata
title line: unemployment rate = 1.6% not 1.5%
first paragraph: data released in November not October

20/10/2005: Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.5% September 2005

There were 1,140 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in September 2005, equivalent to 1.5% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in October by the Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the  highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 Local Community Forum Areas (LCFAs)were in

Llandrindod LCFA (3.1%), Ystradgynlais LCFA (2.5%) and Builth Wells LCFA (2.0%)

For further details please refer to our monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin which can be downloaded here

15/09/2005: Powys claimant unemployment rate 1.6% August 2005

There were 1175 people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits in Powys in August 2005, equivalent to  1.6% of the estimated resident workforce, according to data released in September by the  Office for National Statistics.

The Council's  Research and Information Unit estimate that the  highest claimant unemployment rates among the county's 15 local community forum areas were in

Llandrindod area (3.0%), Ystradgynlais area (2.7%) and Newtown area (2.1%)

For further details please refer to our  monthly Unemployment Benefits Claimants bulletin which can be downloaded here