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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Adult lifestyles by area deprivation, 2020-21 onwards
Area code[Filter]
WIMD deprivation quintile[Filter]
Variable 1
Click here to sortQuintile 1 (most deprived)Click here to sortQuintile 2Click here to sortQuintile 3Click here to sortQuintile 4Click here to sortQuintile 5 (least deprived)
[Collapse]Smoking & e-cigarette useSmoker8568554030
Never smoked190207229247252
E-cigarette user2524211214
[Collapse]AlcoholAverage weekly alcohol consumption - none8164534937
Average weekly alcohol consumption - some, up to 14 units (moderate drinkers)180196194196206
Average weekly alcohol consumption - hazardous (over 14 units, up to 50 (m) / 35 (f))3133454851
Average weekly alcohol consumption - harmful (over 50 (m) / 35 (f) units)87987
Average weekly alcohol consumption - above 14 units (over guidelines)3940535558
Average annual alcohol consumption (units) - drinkers onlymean not %1,4491,3971,5351,5871,535
[Collapse]Fruit & vegetablesAte no fruit & veg the previous day3024161511
Ate some but less than 5 portions fruit & veg the previous day202200190190183
Ate at least 5 portions fruit & veg the previous day68769495106
[Collapse]Physical activityActive less than 30 minutes in previous week124104898371
Active 30-149 minutes in previous week4041444446
Active at least 150 minutes in previous week135154167173183
[Collapse]Body mass indexBMI under 18.5 (underweight)87454
BMI 18.5 - under 25 (healthy weight)93102105122124
BMI 25 - under 30 (overweight but not obese)109105119103114
BMI 30+ (obese)8986727058
BMI 25+ (overweight or obese)199192191173172
[Collapse]Combined healthy lifestylesFewer than 2 healthy behaviours3224241716
2 or more healthy behaviours268276276283284


General description

Information on health related lifestyle among adults in Wales by WIMD deprivation quintile.

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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National Survey for Wales – adult lifestyle by WIMD deprivation quintile

Last update

July 2023 July 2023

Next update


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


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

Statistical quality

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