- 3.1 million people (mid 2011).
- The main urban areas are Cardiff (346,100), Swansea (239,000) and Newport (145,700).
- About 1 in 20 of the UK population live in Wales.
- The total land surface of Wales comprises nearly 2.1 million hectares, of which some 80 per cent is devoted to agriculture.
- Life expectancy from birth in Wales is 78.2 years for males and 82.2 years for females (2010-12).5
- Just over 52 per cent of local authority municipal waste was prepared for reuse, recycling or composting in 2012-13.8
- 1,656 maintained schools, and approx 465,000 pupils. More than 500 schools teach through the medium of Welsh.
- There were nearly 129,000 enrolments at higher education institutions in Wales in 2012/13.
- In 2013 there were 9.5 million sheep and lambs about one quarter of the UK total.
- There were around 35,200 babies born in 2012.
- Around one fifth of the population of Wales say they can speak Welsh.
- There were 9.6 million domestic UK tourist trips to Wales in 2012.
Need data on Wales?
Wales Government: http://wales.gov.uk/statistics-and-research/?lang=en
Data Unit Wales: http://www.dataunitwales.gov.uk/data
Stats Wales: https://statswales.wales.gov.uk/Catalogue
Census 2011: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/key-statistics-for-unitary-authorities-in-wales/stb-2011-census-key-statistics-for-wales.html