Sport & Active Lifestyles

The National Survey for Wales is a household survey involving face-to-face interviews with around 12,000 randomly-selected adults aged 16 and over. The survey covers a wide range of issues affecting people and their local area.

This release contains only a selection of results related to sports and active lifestyles; additional tables of results have been published (see the National Survey for Wales 'Results Viewer'), and further analysis on particular topics will be published throughout the year by the Welsh Government.

These 'Sport and Active Lifestyles' results from the National Survey for Wales provide one of the main sources of data used by Sport Wales to strategically monitor and track trends in sport in Wales, as well as forming a base from which to shape policy and practice.

In fact some of the results are used to measure progress towards the goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015. The Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015 is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.

Under section (10) (1) of the Act, the Welsh Ministers must publish indicators ("national indicators") for the purpose of measuring progress towards the achievement of the Wellbeing goals.

The percentage participating in sporting activities three or more times a week is one of the 46 national indicators. This survey has shown that 32% of adults (16+) achieve this level of participation.

Further findings can be found in our State of the Nation report or by viewing the data tables.