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National Survey for Wales

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  • Release date: 20 February 2018
  • Period covered: 2016-17
  • Next update: 30 January 2018
The National Survey for Wales is a study of over 10,000 adults across Wales.

From 2016-17 onwards, the National Survey replaces the 2012-15 National Survey, the Welsh Health Survey, Active Adults Survey, Arts in Wales Survey, and Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey, as agreed by Cabinet in 2014.

Headline and more in-depth results are published here. The most up-to-date figures are based on interviews carried out from April 2016 to March 2017.

Latest release

Emergency ambulance service

This bulletin looks at the emergency ambulance service, using results from the 2014-15 and 2016-17 surveys. Analysis covers satisfaction with ambulance response time, the service received, and trust in the crew’s professional skills.

Previously released

Publications on the following topics have already been published based on 2016-17 data.
  • Barriers faced in society by disabled people
  • Arts, heritage, libraries and museums
  • Mental well-being 
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Child health - Lifestyle
  • Illnesses
  • Internet access and online public services
  • Sport
  • Flood risk
  • Local area and community
  • Public perception of climate change
  • Volunteering and caring
  • Childcare
  • Loneliness
  • Ambulance services

Future updates

Winter 2017-18

  • Biodiversity
  • Poverty
  • Social care services

Spring 2018

  • GP Services
  • Hospital services
  • Education

June 2018

First results from 2017-18

More information

For more details about the survey see Background information.

For National Survey results from previous years see Past releases.

If you have any questions, please contact the National Survey team at or on 0300 025 6685.

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