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Additional Labour Market Indicators

Commuting; Qualifications.


Data published by Welsh Government from the Annual Population Survey illustrates the strong integration between the Swansea labour market and its neighbour authorities - Neath Port Talbot and Carmarthenshire.  Analysis of travel-to-work patterns suggest that the most significant cross-boundary flows occur into Swansea from these adjacent areas.  In 2022, Swansea had the second highest net inflow of local authority areas in Wales (+11,100), behind only Cardiff.  The data also indicates that 87% of Swansea residents worked within the local authority area, with only Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Gwynedd and Cardiff having a higher equivalent figure.

Table 6: Commuting (Word doc) [25KB]



Statistics on the highest qualification held by people of working age are also available from the Annual Population Survey (APS).  Survey data for the year period ending December 2022 suggests that Swansea has a higher proportion of working age residents with qualifications to Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) level 3 and above than the Wales and UK average.  However, estimates for 2022 cannot be compared to previous years following the introduction of the RQF and changes to the questions on qualifications in the APS.

Table 7: Qualifications (Word doc) [24KB]

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