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National Survey for Wales

The National Survey for Wales involves around 12,000 people each year and covers a wide range of topics. It runs all year round, across the whole of Wales. The results are used by the Welsh Government to help make Wales a better place to live.

Latest results

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National Survey for Wales: April 2021 to March 2022

Results are based on telephone interviews carried out across Wales.


View by topic

Local area and environment
Results on local authorities, access to services and facilities, and active travel. 

Wellbeing and finances
Results on wellbeing, loneliness, deprivation, and finances.

Results on housing.

Democracy and government
Results on local authorities, taxes, and the Welsh Government.

Population health
Results on people's health status, illnesses, and health-related lifestyles.

Internet and media
Results on internet access and use.

Culture and Welsh language
Results on the Welsh language, arts, and culture.

Sport and recreation
Results on participation within sport.

Children and education
Results about children and education.

NHS and social care
Results about health and social care services.

View by year

From April 2016 to March 2017 onwards, the National Survey replaces the  April 2012 to March 2015 National Survey, the Welsh Health Survey, Active Adults Survey, Arts in Wales Survey, and Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey, as agreed by Cabinet in 2014.

April 2021 to March 2022

May 2020 to March 2021

April 2019 to March 2020

April 2018 to March 2019

April 2017 to March 2018

April 2016 to March 2017

April 2014 to March 2015

April 2013 to March 2014

April 2012 to March 2013

Background information

Details about how the survey is developed and carried out.


Technical information

Development work

Cognitive testing

User feedback


More information

If you have any questions, please contact the National Survey team at or on 0300 025 2021.