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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Adult lifestyles by age and gender, 2020-21 onwards
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[Collapse]Smoking & e-cigarette useSmoker494424415447254545412338
Never smoked187161150169186156134164187167163174
E-cigarette user131251114114101212611
[Collapse]AlcoholAverage weekly alcohol consumption - none373545383129343144405445
Average weekly alcohol consumption - some, up to 14 units (moderate drinkers)140122120129137111116124143132123134
Average weekly alcohol consumption - hazardous (over 14 units, up to 50 (m) / 35 (f))203630282851433911231917
Average weekly alcohol consumption - harmful (over 50 (m) / 35 (f) units)375549662533
Average weekly alcohol consumption - above 14 units (over guidelines)234335333360494514282221
Average annual alcohol consumption (units) - drinkers onlymean not %7761,2211,1051,0049871,5961,4551,296548850750700
[Collapse]Fruit & vegetablesAte no fruit & veg the previous day141381214148131311811
Ate some but less than 5 portions fruit & veg the previous day123128136128119126133125127129139131
Ate at least 5 portions fruit & veg the previous day636056606760596360605358
[Collapse]Physical activityActive less than 30 minutes in previous week486978624269685755698668
Active 30-149 minutes in previous week342429303121292737283032
Active at least 150 minutes in previous week1181069310812811010311610810384100
[Collapse]Body mass indexBMI under 18.5 (underweight)623441237345
BMI 18.5 - under 25 (healthy weight)816175737547706587758181
BMI 25 - under 30 (overweight but not obese)688080758095928855656862
BMI 30+ (obese)455742484057364550574852
BMI 25+ (overweight or obese)113137122123121152128133106122116114
[Collapse]Combined healthy lifestylesFewer than 2 healthy behaviours121913151326161811131111
2 or more healthy behaviours188181187185187174184182189187189189



National Survey for Wales – adult lifestyle by age and gender

Last update

July 2022 July 2022

Next update

July 2023

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

National Survey for Wales, Welsh Government

Contact email


National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation


Geographical coverage


Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description

Information on health related lifestyle among adults in Wales by age and gender.

Data collection and calculation

Information is collected via the National Survey for Wales. Based on a sample survey. Sample sizes for some groups are relatively small, and the results should be treated with caution. 95% confidence intervals and sample sizes are also shown to give an indication of the precision of results. The National Survey 2020-21 was adapted due to the coronavirus pandemic, and results from 2020-21 onwards should not be compared with results from previous editions of the National Survey for Wales. See weblinks.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

Data is shown from 2020-21 onwards

Users, uses and context

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Rounding applied


Revisions information

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Statistical quality

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National Survey for Wales; National Survey; Future Generations; National Indicators; Well-being; Health; Lifestyle