Sport Wales is a producer of Official Statistics, responsible for collecting, compiling, processing, analysing, interpreting and disseminating statistics in line with the principles set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Recent releases

Sport & Active Lifestyles


Statistical release




Sport & Active Lifestyles: State of the Nation Report

Sport & Active Lifestyles: Data tables 



24 October 2017, 09.30

Previous releases

The National Survey for Wales

The National Survey for Wales is a study of over 10,000 adults across Wales.

From 2016-17 onwards, the National Survey replaces the 2012-15 National Survey, the Welsh Health Survey, Active Adults Survey, Arts in Wales Survey, and Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey, as agreed by Cabinet in 2014.

Headline and more in-depth results are published  here. The most up-to-date figures are based on interviews carried out from April 2016 to March 2017.

Further Education

School Sport Survey

 ***Correction Notice***

Table 4 of the School Sport Survey 2015 National Tables previously showed incorrect data for the Vale of Glamorgan and Torfaen.  Figures were shown in reverse for these two rows.

These figures were corrected at 10.30am on 7th December. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Population Data

The latest population estimates for Wales can be found on the StatsWales website.

Free Swimming data

The Local Government Data Unit collate information on participation in the Free Swimming initiative, on behalf of Sport Wales. Participation figures are published regularly on, the Data Unit's information portal.