Labour market intelligence (LMI) in Wales

CITB co-ordinates a CSN (Construction Skills Network), which was formed to assist the industry and its stakeholders with planning to meet future employment and skills requirements.

LMI and the ConstructionSkills Network

CSN provides sector intelligence based upon robust data and by analysing capacity, productivity and skills. You can find out more about the work of the CSN.

Wales outputs

CSN findings report that the Welsh construction industry is expected to see output rise at an average rate of 2.7% per year over the five years to 2017. This is largely predicated on main construction work starting at Wylfa in Anglesey towards the end of 2016. New work output is forecast to rise by 3.6% per year on average, compared with a weaker increase of 0.3% for the repair and maintenance (R&M) sectors.

Construction employment in Wales is expected to decline at an average rate of 1.5% per year over the same period, as strong growth in output comes towards the end of the forecast period and it is in a low labour-intensive sector. The annual recruitment requirement (ARR) is 2,950, which is equivalent to 3.1% of base 2013 employment in Wales.

Download the full report:

Wales LMI report 2013-2017 (PDF,1MB)