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National Survey for Wales

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  • Release date: 30 November 2017
  • Period covered: 2016-17
  • Next update: 20 December 2017
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

Local area and community

The report looks at satisfaction with the local area, whether there was a sense of community, how safe people felt after dark, and views on their local authority services and their local councillor. It is based on National Survey results from 2016-17.

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

Future updates

Winter 2017-18

  • Public perception of climate change
  • Volunteering and caring
  • Health services
  • Loneliness
  • Poverty
  • Social care services
  • Biodiversity

Spring 2018

  • Education
  • Childcare

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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