Karen Blakeman on November 26th, 2012

StatsWales is the key website to visit for statistics on Wales. A new version of the site, StatsWales ‘Beta’, has been launched with a full launch planned for Monday 3rd December. New features include: improved search capability enhanced charting direct URI access to data catalogue and reports better sharing of reports including those personally tailored/configured […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 3rd, 2012

August is usually a quiet month for me with respect to work. Time for a holiday away and then a couple of weeks ambling along the Thames Path or pottering around the garden. This year, though, as soon as I was I back from my travels I was knuckling down and updating my notes for two […]

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Karen Blakeman on November 10th, 2010

When looking for UK official statistics many of us immediately think of If you are looking for data on Wales, though, you really should be heading for the Welsh Assembly’s StatsWales at This is a free-to-use service that allows you to “view, manipulate, create and download tables from the most detailed official data […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 2nd, 2010

In February 2010 the Welsh Assembly Government’s Flexible Support for Business ( will become a “supersite”.  The aim is to provide Wales’s businesses with “an unprecedented level of tailored online information and support”. The site will supersede the current FS4B web site but will remain at the current web address. According to the press release: […]

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