This event is an opportunity to help to test the new Understanding Welsh Places website. The site is intentionally a work in progress, so we are also interested in gathering feedback on what might be added or improved upon in the future.

More about Understanding Welsh Places

We want Understanding Welsh Places to be the first point of call for statistical information about towns, villages and communities in Wales. The website will present information about every place in Wales with 1,000 or more residents.

Understanding Welsh Places will be different to other data portals because people will not need to be experts to use it. The site will also present data at the level of towns and communities, rather than local authorities. A focus on exploring similarities, contrasts and inter-relationships between places will help users to interpret and interact with this data in new and dynamic ways. We are especially excited that the site will include maps of commuter journeys between places, an informative typology of Welsh places and assessments of the interdependence of Welsh places.

The Understanding Welsh Places website is being built by a team led by staff at the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) at Cardiff University. The Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA) is coordinating communications and consultation about the project.