The report looks at satisfaction with the local area and whether there was a sense of community.

It also looks at how safe people felt after dark, and views on their local authority services and their local councillor.

Key points

  • People living in rural areas are more likely to be satisfied with their local areas (90%) than those living in urban areas (83%).
  • Older people and those who volunteer are more likely to have a strong sense of community cohesion.
  • Men and those who live in more affluent areas are more likely to feel safe.
  • Those who feel they belong to their local area more likely to contact their local councillor.


Local area and community (National Survey for Wales), April 2016 to March 2017
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