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Snowdonia National Park Authority

Building a picture of the local population

The Snowdonia National Park Authority (SNPA) works to protect the national park so that we, and future generations, can enjoy it.

Census information plays an important role in this work. The SNPA uses the census to help build a picture of the local population. They’re interested in everything from the number of Welsh speakers living in the area, to the health and well-being of the population.

The census information allows the SNPA to address issues affecting the area. They can then make changes to the National Park Plan to tackle these issues. This includes things like producing more national park information and organising projects looking into the population distribution within the park.

By using information from the census, the SNPA makes sure the park plays an important role in the well-being of the communities within its boundaries, both socially and economically.

The SNPA Partnerships Manager Angela Jones, said: “Census data is vital for helping us make sure that Snowdonia National Park is the best it can be for those living in and around it. By using census data, the SNPA makes sure the park plays an important part in the social and economic well-being of the local communities within it now – and in the future.”