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National Survey for Wales

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  • Release date: 6 November 2014
  • Period covered: 2012-13 and 2013-14
  • Next update: 27 November 2014
The National Survey for Wales is a study of adults across the whole of Wales.

Headline and more in-depth results are published here.  The most up-to-date figures are based on interviews from April 2013 to March 2014.  

Latest publication

Results from the first two years of the survey combined (2012-13 and 2013-14) were published on 6 November 2014. The latest results available continue to be the 2013-14 results, the combined results are not intended as an update of these but allow more detailed analysis of the existing results.

Next publication

Report on Education results, due to be published in December 2014.

More information

For more details about the survey see 'Background information.

Headline and in-depth results on a range of topics from 2012-13 see 'Past releases'.

Update on plans for 2015-16

We are currently looking at different options for delivering a number of large-scale surveys of people in Wales. These surveys include the National Survey for Wales, the Welsh Health Survey, and regular surveys commissioned by some WG-funded bodies such as Sport Wales, Arts Council Wales, and Natural Resources Wales.

To allow us to develop and introduce the new approach, fieldwork under the current National Survey contract will end in March 2015, with the results of the 2014-15 interviews to be published shortly afterwards. There will be no National Survey undertaken in 2015-16.

In late 2014, we expect to start consulting with users on some of the details of the new approach to surveys. We will then work with survey users in 2015-16 to clarify their information needs and develop the survey content. The aim is for fieldwork under the revised approach to begin in 2016-17.

To contact the Welsh Government team that runs the National Survey, email or call 029 2082 6685.

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