Key social, economic and environmental data about the Wrexham County Borough area and its 49 electoral divisions/wards.
Overview of Wrexham County Borough
There are around 136,000 people living in Wrexham County Borough. This includes Wrexham town, some areas in the countryside and other smaller communities. In some of these areas the Welsh language and culture is very important to people.
Over a quarter of us are in the 45 to 64 years age group, and the latest data tells us that there are slightly more women than men overall.
Our county borough has 70 schools and over a third of employment in our county is in the public sector (for example in local government, schools, hospitals or doctors’ surgeries). Manufacturing is also important, 20% of jobs in our county are in this category and Wrexham Industrial Estate is one of the largest in Europe.
StatsWales is the Welsh Government’s online catalogue of detailed statistical data for Wales. The most recent population data for Wrexham local authority area is provided via the StatsWales population estimates (external link).
You can find initial results from the Census 2021 via Office for National Statistics: Census (external link).
More Census 2021 data is due to be released in the autumn and winter of 2022, you can find further information about this via Office for National Statistics: Census release plans (external link).
You can also find a full range of data sourced from 2011 Census key statistics for Wrexham on the Nomis website (an Office for National Statistics service).
Summary profiles of 2011 census data for all wards in Wrexham County Borough. This information is based on ward boundaries before the 2022 local elections. Census 2021 data for the new ward boundaries is not yet available.
Wrexham Public Services Board well-being assessment
We (Wrexham Council) are required to act jointly via the Wrexham public services board (external link) to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wrexham County Borough.
We do this by contributing to the achievement of the well-being goals, as laid out in the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.
A well-being assessment is prepared every five years as part of achieving this duty.
What is a well-being assessment?
Well-being assessments capture the state of well-being in the area. Our well-being assessment can draw on census data and statistics; academic work; and qualitative research and evidence. It is produced in consultation with local communities and groups.
Our assessment should also set out expected future trends and refer to the national well-being indicators.
This is the second well-being assessment produced by Wrexham Public Services Board. The first one was in 2017.
Wrexham Public Services Board have reflected on:
- where we’ve come from – learning from both the 2017 well-being assessment and our well-being plan and what we are doing.
- where we are now – what do we know about how things look and feel now.
- where we’re heading – what are the future trends and dynamics that are likely to affect Wrexham County Borough.
Based on this assessment Wrexham Public Services Board will develop a plan to improve well-being in our area.
Following the production of our well-being assessment, our well-being plan looks at local well-being and sets objectives in consultation with the Future Generations Commissioner to maximise local well-being.
Our current well-being plan is for 2018-2023.
Progress is reported on an annual basis (this annual report is also published on the Wrexham Public Services Board website).
Wrexham Public Services Board’s next well-being plan is due to be published in May 2023.