Overall proxy measure of WHQS - The previous housing conditions survey in Wales, the Living in Wales Property Survey 2008, assessed the social housing stock in Wales against elements of the WHQS; Living in Wales 2008: Welsh Housing Quality Standard. In that assessment, a dwelling was considered to have met the WHQS if it passed all 13 primary elements and at least 9 (or 75%) of the 13 secondary elements, as measured by the 2008 Survey. This was a proxy measure since the Survey only assessed a subset of elements in the standard. The same methodology has been followed to calculate an overall proxy measure of WHQS using the data from the 2017-18 Survey. The overall modified proxy measure includes the questions 'Is there a shower as welll as a bath?' and 'Are there adequate facilities for washing, drying and aring clothes?'This report uses only a subset of the elements required to fully assess the WHQS, therefore care should be taken when using the figures provided. Official statistics on WHQS for social landlord housing are produced by the Welsh Government based on returns from social landlords. Users wanting to look at trends in meeting the quality standard for social housing over time should use the Official Statistics, those wanting to compare across tenures should use this report (noting that only a subset of elements have been measured). The two data sources are not directly comparable.