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Wales Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Wales in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

3,105,500

Population

8.6%

Unqualified

3.5%

Unemployment

£30,281

Salary

£212,396

Property

Quick answer: Wales is a country in the United Kingdom. The population of Wales is 3,105,500. The population per square mile of Wales is 387. The average salary in Wales is £30,281 per year. The average property price in Wales is £212,396.


Books about Wales: Numerous fiction and non-fiction books have been produced about the culturally rich history of Wales. Here is a link to some of the books about Wales.


Wales Demographics


The population of Wales is 3,105,500. The population per square mile of Wales is 387. The population has decreased by 71,900 in the past year. The population has increased by 315,900 since 1981.


There are more females in Wales. They account for 51.1% of the population.


Wales Employment


73.8% of the people in Wales are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Wales is 3.5%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Wales Student Population


The student population of Wales is 116,000. Students account for 23.1% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


85.3% of the people in Wales have an NVQ1 qualification. 74.8% have an NVQ2 qualification. 57.2% have an NVQ3 qualification. 38.2% have an NVQ4 qualification.


8.6% of the people in Wales have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Wales Economy


There are 108,050 businesses in Wales. 88.9% are micro businesses. 8.6% are small businesses. 0.9% are medium businesses. 0.0% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Wales are human health and social work activities businesses.


Wales Salary


The average salary in Wales is £30,281 per year. Males earn 13.3% more.


Salaries in Wales are 8.9% less than the national average of £33,384.


Wales Property


The average property price in Wales is £212,396. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Wales: £344,378 for detached houses. £216,161 for semi-detached houses. £172,596 for terrace houses. £116,450 for flats.

Authority Population Change
Bridgend 145,800

Caerphilly 176,000

Cardiff 359,500

Carmarthenshire 188,200

Ceredigion 70,700

Conwy 114,800

Denbighshire 96,000

Flintshire 155,100

Gwynedd 117,100

Isle Of Anglesey 68,900

Merthyr Tydfil 58,900

Monmouthshire 93,200

Neath Port Talbot 141,900

Newport 159,700

Pembrokeshire 123,700

Powys 133,600

Rhondda Cynon Taff 237,500

Swansea 237,800

Torfaen 92,500

Vale Of Glamorgan 132,500

Wrexham 135,100