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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 2022 to March 2023

Results are based on telephone interviews and online questionnaires asked of people across Wales.


Results viewer

All the available National Survey results can be accessed through our results viewer.

Results by topic

Below is a list of the broad topic areas covered in the National Survey. Each link includes all the reports related to that topic area by survey year.

Local area, community and environment
Local authorities, access to services and facilities, feeling safe, community cohesion, active travel, environmental action, and recycling.

Wellbeing and finances
Wellbeing, loneliness, deprivation, volunteering, job satisfaction, caring, finances, and pets.

Accommodation and energy.

Democracy and government
Decision making, satisfaction with local authority and public services, taxes, and the Welsh Government.

Population health
People's health status, illnesses, and health-related lifestyles.

Internet, skills and media
Internet access, skills and use.

Culture and Welsh language
Welsh language, arts, heritage sites, libraries, and museums.

Sport and recreation
Sport participation and demand.

Children and education
Childcare, play, online safety, and education.

NHS and social care
Health and social care services.

Results by year

From April 2016 to March 2017 onwards, the National Survey replaced 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 2022 to March 2023

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

Datasets and alternative viewer formats

More information

If you have any questions, please contact the National Survey team at on our General enquiry Line 0300 025 2021.