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National Survey for Wales

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  • Release date: 12 October 2017
  • Period covered: 2016-17
  • Next update: 18 October 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

Arts, heritage, libraries and museums

This report looks at visits to heritage sites, libraries and museums as well as the attendance and participation at arts events, based on the 2016-17 survey results. The report explores the characteristics of people who visit these places as well as the reasons given for not visiting. In addition the report considers those who are satisfied with their visit and further analysis looks at the factors associated with taking part in arts activities.

Future updates

Autumn 2017

  • Sport
  • People and the environment
  • Barriers faced in society by disabled people
  • Local area and community

Winter 2017-18

  • Poverty
  • Health services
  • Social care services
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Flood risk
  • Climate change
  • 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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