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These pages of maps and statistics are part of our Powys-i project. Here we are creating a central resource of information about Powys, its people and places, on behalf of the Powys Data Observatory, the information sharing task group set up by the Powys Local Service Board.
Latest Statistics News
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.