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					Living in Wales
VALUES AND OPINIONS First Release tables
Produced by the Local Government Data Unit on 20/05/08
Table 12.1: Respondents' scores for personal value statements (per cent)
                                                          Score 1-5                 Score 6-9            Score 10         Don't know      N\A            Total

Your health                                                                0.8%               12.0%               86.7%           0.4%           0.1%        100.0%
Having a lot of money                                                     43.6%               46.7%                9.2%           0.4%           0.2%        100.0%
Having children                                                           15.8%               21.9%               58.6%           0.7%           3.0%        100.0%
Having a fulfilling job                                                   11.2%               39.9%               40.0%           1.0%           7.9%        100.0%
Being independent                                                          3.3%               30.7%               64.9%           0.7%           0.3%        100.0%
Owning own home                                                           15.6%               29.0%               53.5%           0.6%           1.3%        100.0%
Having a good partnership or marriage                                      8.2%               16.4%               69.9%           1.0%           4.5%        100.0%
Having good friends                                                        2.5%               24.1%               72.6%           0.7%           0.1%        100.0%
Source: Living in Wales survey 2007
* Please note: Scores range from Not important at all (score = 1) to very important (score = 10) on a 10 point scale

Table 12.1: Respondents' scores for personal value statements (count)
                                                          Score 1-5                 Score 6-9            Score 10         Don't know      N\A            Total

Your health                                                              10,650             150,999           1,093,878           4,947            795    1,261,270
Having a lot of money                                                   549,607             588,432             116,228           4,904          2,100    1,261,270
Having children                                                         198,774             276,596             739,527           9,092         37,281    1,261,270
Having a fulfilling job                                                 141,827             503,106             504,035          12,966         99,335    1,261,270
Being independent                                                        41,913             387,004             819,053           9,123          4,177    1,261,270
Owning own home                                                         196,716             365,651             675,076           7,695         16,130    1,261,270
Having a good partnership or marriage                                   103,913             206,658             881,395          12,715         56,589    1,261,270
Having good friends                                                      31,266             303,456             915,945           8,814          1,790    1,261,270
Source: Living in Wales survey 2007
* Please note: Scores range from Not important at all (score = 1) to very important (score = 10) on a 10 point scale
Living in Wales
VALUES AND OPINIONS First Release tables
Produced by the Local Government Data Unit on 20/05/08
Table 12.2: Respondents' attitudes to their neighbourhood by level of agreement (per cent)
                                                                                                Neither agree nor
                                                             Strongly agree    Tend to agree        disagree        Tend to disagree   Strongly disagree   Don't know      Total

Attitudes about neighbourhood - respondent feels like they
                                                                      47.8%             34.1%               8.6%               5.9%                3.0%            0.7%        100.0%
belong (Q196)
Attitudes about neighbourhood - friendships mean a lot to
                                                                      41.9%             34.9%              11.3%               8.6%                2.8%            0.6%        100.0%
respondent (Q196)
Attitudes about neighbourhood - can seek advice from
                                                                      36.2%             35.1%               8.6%              13.1%                6.1%            0.9%        100.0%
someone (Q196)
Attitudes about neighbourhood - borrow and exchange
                                                                      23.2%             28.5%               9.7%              21.5%               16.5%            0.5%        100.0%
favours with neighbours (Q196)
Attitudes about neighbourhood - willing to work with
                                                                      40.4%             41.6%               8.7%               5.4%                2.7%            1.1%        100.0%
neighbours to improve neighbourhood (Q196)
Attitudes about neighbourhood - think of myself as similar
                                                                      33.1%             41.5%              10.3%               9.1%                4.8%            1.2%        100.0%
to others (Q196)
Source: Living in Wales survey 2007

Table 12.2: Respondents' attitudes to their neighbourhood by level of agreement (count)
                                                                                                Neither agree nor
                                                             Strongly agree    Tend to agree        disagree        Tend to disagree   Strongly disagree   Don't know      Total

Attitudes about neighbourhood - respondent feels like they
                                                                     602,621          430,207            108,010              74,060             37,561            8,810    1,261,270
belong (Q196)
Attitudes about neighbourhood - friendships mean a lot to
                                                                     528,453          439,849            142,129             108,080             34,931            7,828    1,261,270
respondent (Q196)
Attitudes about neighbourhood - can seek advice from
                                                                     456,475          442,725            109,018             165,038             76,502           11,512    1,261,270
someone (Q196)
Attitudes about neighbourhood - borrow and exchange
                                                                     293,033          360,036            122,480             271,233            208,269            6,219    1,261,270
favours with neighbours (Q196)
Attitudes about neighbourhood - willing to work with
                                                                     509,853          524,428            110,043              68,698             33,748           14,499    1,261,270
neighbours to improve neighbourhood (Q196)
Attitudes about neighbourhood - think of myself as similar
                                                                     417,450          523,994            129,895             114,345             61,066           14,519    1,261,270
to others (Q196)
Source: Living in Wales survey 2007
Living in Wales
VALUES AND OPINIONS First Release tables
Produced by the Local Government Data Unit on 20/05/08
Table 12.3: Respondents' reasons for liking their neighbourhood (per cent) (a)                                          Table 12.3: Respondents' reasons for liking their neighbourhood (count) (a)

Friendly people or neighbours                                         46.5%                                             Friendly people or neighbours                                        586,971
Sense of community                                                    19.3%                                             Sense of community                                                   243,964
Close to family                                                       11.5%                                             Close to family                                                      145,232
Well-maintained or clean or tidy                                       7.9%                                             Well-maintained or clean or tidy                                       99,405
Safe or secure or lack of crime                                       14.0%                                             Safe or secure or lack of crime                                      176,908
Quiet                                                                 50.6%                                             Quiet                                                                638,811
Close to work                                                          5.1%                                             Close to work                                                          64,636
Nice countryside                                                      35.0%                                             Nice countryside                                                     441,913
Good or close to shops                                                29.7%                                             Good or close to shops                                               374,809
Good or close to public transport                                     14.6%                                             Good or close to public transport                                    183,823
Facilities for children                                                3.7%                                             Facilities for children                                                46,626
Facilities for teenagers                                               1.5%                                             Facilities for teenagers                                               18,629
Schools                                                               10.2%                                             Schools                                                              128,726
Close to park or open spaces                                          10.7%                                             Close to park or open spaces                                         134,973
Car parking                                                            2.4%                                             Car parking                                                            29,845
Other                                                                  4.0%                                             Other                                                                  50,789
Everything                                                             1.5%                                             Everything                                                             18,827
Nothing                                                                3.1%                                             Nothing                                                                38,869
Don't know                                                             0.3%                                             Don't know                                                              3,674
The area is Welsh speaking or multilingual                             1.3%                                             The area is Welsh speaking or multilingual                             16,378
Good standard of housing                                               9.7%                                             Good standard of housing                                             122,015
Low levels of traffic congestion                                       3.5%                                             Low levels of traffic congestion                                       44,725
Close to motorways or main roads                                       7.0%                                             Close to motorways or main roads                                       87,728
Calm roads or lack of speeding traffic                                 2.7%                                             Calm roads or lack of speeding traffic                                 33,809
Good leisure facilities                                                7.1%                                             Good leisure facilities                                                88,960
Good / healthy environment                                             6.9%                                             Good / healthy environment                                             87,539
Good or close to religious amenities                                   2.7%                                             Good or close to religious amenities                                   34,083
Good or close to doctor / hospital                                     5.6%                                             Good or close to doctor / hospital                                     70,505
Location                                                              31.8%                                             Location                                                             401,119
Always lived here / it's home                                         11.8%                                             Always lived here / it's home                                        148,207
Affordable                                                             2.7%                                             Affordable                                                             33,499
View                                                                   0.4%                                             View                                                                    4,802
(a) These percentages do not necessarily add to 100 per cent as respondents were able to provide more than one answer   (a) These do not necessarily add to the total number of respondents as respondents were able to provide more than one answer
Source: Living in Wales survey 2007                                                                                     Source: Living in Wales survey 2007
Living in Wales
VALUES AND OPINIONS First Release tables
Produced by the Local Government Data Unit on 20/05/08
Table 12.4: Respondents’ reasons for disliking their neighbourhood (per cent) (a)                                       Table 12.4: Respondents’ reasons for disliking their neighbourhood (count) (a)

People / neighbours                                                    5.4%                                             People / neighbours                                                    68,515
No sense of community                                                  2.6%                                             No sense of community                                                  32,661
Not well-maintained or dirty or littered                               8.4%                                             Not well-maintained or dirty or littered                             106,392
Children or young people hanging around                               12.5%                                             Children or young people hanging around                              157,104
Drug users or pushers                                                  5.1%                                             Drug users or pushers                                                  64,780
Not safe or secure or lot of crime                                     6.4%                                             Not safe or secure or lot of crime                                     81,258
Noisy or not peaceful                                                  5.9%                                             Noisy or not peaceful                                                  74,141
Isolated                                                               1.4%                                             Isolated                                                               17,315
No or poor shops                                                       6.7%                                             No or poor shops                                                       84,799
Poor public transport                                                  5.8%                                             Poor public transport                                                  72,523
No or poor facilities for children                                     8.4%                                             No or poor facilities for children                                   106,085
No or poor facilities for teenagers                                    8.9%                                             No or poor facilities for teenagers                                  112,637
Poor schools                                                           0.5%                                             Poor schools                                                            6,185
Car parking                                                            6.9%                                             Car parking                                                            87,001
Other                                                                 11.7%                                             Other                                                                147,125
Everything                                                             0.4%                                             Everything                                                              5,218
Nothing                                                               37.7%                                             Nothing                                                              475,407
Don't know                                                             0.3%                                             Don't know                                                              3,294
Far away from family                                                   0.8%                                             Far away from family                                                    9,462
There are language barriers                                            0.3%                                             There are language barriers                                             3,409
Poor standard of housing                                               0.9%                                             Poor standard of housing                                               11,170
High levels of traffic congestion                                      6.0%                                             High levels of traffic congestion                                      75,285
Far away from motorways or main roads                                  0.7%                                             Far away from motorways or main roads                                   8,885
Dangerous roads or speeding traffic                                    9.8%                                             Dangerous roads or speeding traffic                                  124,188
Far away from parks / open spaces                                      1.0%                                             Far away from parks / open spaces                                      12,666
Poor leisure facilities                                                5.9%                                             Poor leisure facilities                                                74,634
Immigrants / non nationals                                             1.2%                                             Immigrants / non nationals                                             15,622
Poor / no street lighting                                              1.0%                                             Poor / no street lighting                                              13,016
Geography / weather                                                    1.3%                                             Geography / weather                                                    15,896
Poor access to / insufficient medical service                          1.4%                                             Poor access to / insufficient medical service                          17,892
Ineffective council                                                    3.6%                                             Ineffective council                                                    45,045
Few employment opportunities                                           2.2%                                             Few employment opportunities                                           28,239
Not affordable / costs                                                 0.6%                                             Not affordable / costs                                                  7,775
Not enough police                                                      5.1%                                             Not enough police                                                      63,818
Animals                                                                0.9%                                             Animals                                                                11,900
Over development                                                       0.5%                                             Over development                                                        6,506
Condition of roads                                                     0.1%                                             Condition of roads                                                      1,682
(a) These percentages do not necessarily add to 100 per cent as respondents were able to provide more than one answer   (a) These do not necessarily add to the total number of respondents as respondents were able to provide more than one answer
Source: Living in Wales survey 2007                                                                                     Source: Living in Wales survey 2007
Living in Wales
VALUES AND OPINIONS First Release tables
Produced by the Local Government Data Unit on 20/05/08
Table 12.5: Respondents' rating of their area as a place to bring up children, by type of location (per cent)
                                                                                                 Neither good nor
                                                              Very good         Fairly good            poor         Fairly poor      Very poor      Don't know      Total

Urban >10k                                                           33.1%              43.0%               9.6%             5.9%            3.9%           4.4%        100.0%
Town and fringe                                                      45.4%              39.6%               6.1%             4.3%            1.9%           2.7%        100.0%
Village                                                              61.7%              28.8%               3.9%             1.6%            0.8%           3.3%        100.0%
Hamlet & isolated dwellings                                          65.0%              28.3%               2.1%             2.5%            0.2%           1.9%        100.0%

Total                                                                41.1%              39.6%               7.7%             4.9%            2.9%           3.8%        100.0%
Source: Living in Wales survey 2007

Table 12.5: Respondents' rating of their area as a place to bring up children, by type of location (count)
                                                                                                 Neither good nor
                                                              Very good         Fairly good            poor         Fairly poor      Very poor      Don't know      Total

Urban >10k                                                          266,381            346,192             76,818           47,551         31,686          35,724      804,351
Town and fringe                                                      93,084             81,250             12,490            8,897          3,840           5,524      205,085
Village                                                              98,266             45,820              6,173            2,609          1,198           5,206      159,272
Hamlet & isolated dwellings                                          60,165             26,210              1,911            2,295            194           1,787       92,561

Total                                                               517,895            499,471             97,392           61,353         36,917          48,241    1,261,270
Source: Living in Wales survey 2007
Living in Wales
VALUES AND OPINIONS First Release tables
Produced by the Local Government Data Unit on 20/05/08
Table 12.6: Respondents' opinions of their local facilities/services by type of service/facility (per cent)
                                                                                                                   Neither good nor
                                                                              Very good          Fairly good             poor         Fairly poor     Very poor      Don't know      Total

Opinion of local service quality - schools (Q192)                                     36.3%                31.8%              4.4%             2.6%           1.0%          23.8%        100.0%
Opinion of local service quality - medical facilities (Q192)                          37.4%                41.6%              6.9%             7.4%           3.6%           3.2%        100.0%
Opinion of local service quality - public transport services (Q192)                   24.9%                37.3%              9.7%             9.0%           6.3%          12.8%        100.0%
Opinion of local service quality - shopping facilities (Q192)                         26.5%                40.9%              9.0%            14.2%           8.7%           0.8%        100.0%
Opinion of local service quality - sports facilities (Q192)                           16.0%                35.0%              9.6%            11.6%          10.4%          17.5%        100.0%
Opinion of local service quality - arts facilities (Q192)                              6.6%                17.5%             11.9%            12.7%          22.2%          29.0%        100.0%
Source: Living in Wales survey 2007

Table 12.6: Respondents' opinions of their local facilities/services by type of service/facility (count)
                                                                                                                   Neither good nor
                                                                              Very good          Fairly good             poor         Fairly poor     Very poor      Don't know      Total

Opinion of local service quality - schools (Q192)                                   458,466             401,067              55,679          32,984         13,186         299,887    1,261,270
Opinion of local service quality - medical facilities (Q192)                        471,270             524,156              86,746          93,575         45,556          39,967    1,261,270
Opinion of local service quality - public transport services (Q192)                 313,723             470,746             122,856         113,471         79,112         161,360    1,261,270
Opinion of local service quality - shopping facilities (Q192)                       334,229             515,470             112,966         178,628        109,631          10,346    1,261,270
Opinion of local service quality - sports facilities (Q192)                         201,709             440,971             120,948         145,913        130,776         220,952    1,261,270
Opinion of local service quality - arts facilities (Q192)                            83,490             221,139             150,346         160,170        280,410         365,715    1,261,270
Source: Living in Wales survey 2007

				
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