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About the National Survey for Wales

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  • Release date: 15 May 2018
The National Survey for Wales is a study of people across the whole of Wales. The survey runs all year round, across the whole of Wales. The survey is one of the main ways in which the Welsh Government and Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies can find out about the views and lives of people in Wales.

The main themes of the survey are public services such as education and transport, leisure activities, and health and well-being.

Why are we conducting this research?

This study provides an opportunity for the people of Wales to help to shape the actions we take. The information collected will be used to help develop policies and decide how services are delivered. By taking part, you will be helping us to understand the needs of people in Wales and to make sure that money is spent in the right places and in the most effective way.

This research is being carried out by the Office for National Statistics (external link) on behalf of the Welsh Government, Sport Wales, the Arts Council of Wales, and Natural Resources Wales.

The Welsh Government is the devolved government for Wales.

Sport Wales (external link) is the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales.

The Arts Council of Wales (external link) is the country’s funding and development agency for the Arts.

Natural Resources Wales (external link) purpose is to ensure that the natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, enhanced and used, now and in the future.

Contact us

If you have any further questions about the survey please contact ONS on 0800 496 2119 or by email:

Alternatively, you can contact the Welsh Government directly on 0300 060 4400 or by email at:

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