Well-being Assessment 2017

Published in March 2017, Cardiff’s Local Well-being Assessment provides an analysis of Cardiff’s social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being and identifies the key opportunities and challenges facing Cardiff as the city grows.

The assessment provides the basis for developing a local well-being plan to manage Cardiff’s growth and its impacts in a sustainable and resilient way.

It comprises of

  • Summary Document providing the context for the development of the Assessment and highlighting some of its main findings
  • Cardiff’s Liveable City Report 2017 which gives an overview of Cardiff’s well-being.
  • Neighbourhood Well-being Assessments which looks in more detail at the well-being of each of Cardiff’s six neighbourhood partnership areas, in order to highlight some of the differences between the city’s communities

Evidence Base

The evidence base used to inform Cardiff’s Well-being Assessment, includes:

  • The 46 National Indicators for well-being (where data was available);
  • Ask Cardiff survey indicators; and
  • Indicators recommended by Public Services Board partners and other stakeholders.


The following additional data sources and reviews were also taken into account:

  • Ask Cardiff Survey 2016
  • Climate change risk assessment for Wales
  • Natural Resources Wales (NRW) Area statement
  • Childcare sufficiency assessment
  • Nursery Provision
  • Play Sufficiency Assessment
  • Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 Population Needs Assessment
  • Crime and Disorder Act 1998 – Strategic assessments
  • Local Development Plan
  • Welsh Government Future Trends Report
  • 2015 What Matters Strategic Needs Assessment