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The report helps us assess whether we are making progress against the 7 national wellbeing goals. As well as commentary on where we expect to see changes since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The 7 wellbeing goals are:

  • a prosperous Wales
  • a resilient Wales
  • a healthier Wales
  • a more equal Wales
  • a Wales of cohesive communities
  • a Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language
  • a globally responsible Wales

These goals have been put in place to improve the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of Wales. They are contained in law under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

National indicators

The report considers progress against the 46 national indicators, which were set by Welsh Ministers in 2016, alongside a range of other relevant data. The national indicator pages include data for all of the national indicators, alongside links to the data sources and, where available, statistical publications where the indicators are analysed in more detail. 


The data that have been used to measure the national indicators are mostly available on StatsWales. Breakdowns are by geographical area or population group where this has been possible.

Uses of the report

We are always looking of ways to improve the report, and make the information we publish more accessible and suitable for a wide ranging audience. Understanding how the report is used is key to this.

How is the Wellbeing of Wales report used?


Datasets and interactive tools

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