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Jane Hutt, Minister for Finance and Government Business

First published:
11 June 2015
Last updated:

This was published under the 2011 to 2016 administration of the Welsh Government



The National Survey results published today provide some very encouraging findings. The National Survey for Wales has run since 2012 and is based on interviews with more than 14,000 people across Wales each year. This produces robust, detailed information on the views and experiences of people in Wales on a wide range of subjects.


The survey shows that 91% of people in Wales were satisfied with the care they received from their GP and 92% were satisfied with the care they received at their last NHS hospital appointment. Other health findings show that 96% of hospital patients felt treated with dignity and respect; and that 79% of people, who had used the ambulance service, were satisfied with the time taken for the ambulance to arrive.

Survey questions on education and parental support showed that 81% of parents helped their children with reading and writing at least several times a week. Over 75% of parents were confident helping their primary school aged child to read or write in English; 60% were confident in their ability to help their child with maths.

An encouraging statistic was that more people (60%) than in previous years had no difficulties keeping up with their bills and financial commitments – up from 50% in 2013-14 and 48% in 2012-13.

Internet access and use continues to increase with 78% of households accessing the internet – up from 75% in 2013-14 and 73% in 2012-13.

A new question in the 2014-15 survey showed that 35% of people aged 16 to 65 would like to start their own business.

The survey found that 83% of people in Wales are satisfied with their daily lives.

The release can be found on the new look National Survey webpages.