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.
The average age of someone living here is 42 years and over a quarter of us are in the 45 to 64 years age group. There are slightly more men than women overall.
Our county borough has 68 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 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).
Statistics on our performance as a council
Our Public Accountability Measures are published annually by the Welsh Government and can be found via the mylocalcouncil website (external link).
Summary profiles of 2011 census data for all wards in Wrexham County Borough.
Wrexham PSB well-being assessment
We (Wrexham Council) are required to act jointly via the Wrexham public services board (PSB) (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.
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.
Progress is reported on an annual basis (this annual report is also published on the Wrexham PSB website).
The next well-being assessment for Wrexham is due to be published in May 2022, and Wrexham PSB’s next well-being plan is due to be published in May 2023.