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  • Release date: 27 June 2018
  • Period covered: 2017-18
  • Next update: August 2018
Each year the National Survey for Wales involves over 11,000 people 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 results are based on interviews carried out from April 2017 to March 2018.

Latest releases

Population health: Lifestyle 2017-18 results

Adult lifestyle results from the 2017-18 survey are now available.

Discontinuities in results for health-related lifestyle and general health between the Welsh Health Survey and National Survey for Wales

This report looks at whether the new National Survey provides different results for health-related lifestyle and general health variables from the Welsh Health survey.

Future updates

We’ll report on the results in more detail over the coming months.

Summer 2018

  • Internet use
  • Welsh language: Confidence and attitudes
  • Use of non-GP primary care services and medicines

Autumn 2018

  • Education
  • Health services
  • Illnesses
  • Access to services and facilities
  • Sport

Winter 2018-19

  • Housing
  • Play
  • Poverty

Spring 2019

  • Arts and culture

June 2019

  • First results from 2018-19

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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