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National Survey for Wales

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  • Release date: 24 May 2018
  • Period covered: 2016-17
  • Next update: 20 June 2018
The National Survey for Wales is a study of over 10,000 adults each year across Wales.

The National Survey from 2016-17 onwards incorporates the Welsh Health Survey, Active Adults Survey, Arts in Wales Survey, and Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey.

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

Education: views and parental support

This report looks at children in primary and secondary schools, and parental involvement in their education. Parents and non-parents were asked about their views on the education system in Wales.

Analysis covers:

  • parents satisfaction with schools
  • parental support with literacy and numeracy
  • parental confidence in helping their child with English, Welsh and Maths
  • satisfaction with the education system in Wales.

Future updates

June 2018

First results from 2017-18

Previously released

Publications on the following topics have already been published based on 2016-17 data.

  • GP services
  • Hearing and eye care
  • Barriers faced in society by disabled people
  • Arts, heritage, libraries and museums
  • Mental well-being
  • Outdoor recreation (Natural Resources Wales)
  • Child health - Lifestyle
  • Illnesses
  • Internet access and online public services
  • Sport (Sports Wales)
  • Attitudes to flood risk (Natural Resources Wales)
  • Local area and community
  • Perceptions of climate change (Natural Resources Wales)
  • Volunteering and caring
  • Childcare
  • Active travel
  • Perceptions of Biodiversity (Natural Resources Wales)
  • People who need care and support
  • Loneliness
  • Ambulance services
  • Poverty
  • Hospital services
  • Education

More information

For more details about the survey see 'Background information'.

For tables of results, use our Results viewer.

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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