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#Happiness in the UK
Official Well-being Statistics
Money
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Fr
Education
Control
Equalit
Purpose
Employment
Equality
Relig...
Source: Measuring National Well-being: Life in the UK: 2016
Happiness in the UK
We monitor 41 headline measures of well-be...
Happiness in the UK
What might the
happiest person in
the UK look like
5 characteristics
associated with
happiness in the ...
Happiness in the UK
Source: Personal Well-being in the UK, 2012 to 2015
People aged 65 to 74 reported
the highest levels o...
Happiness in the UK
Source: Personal Well-being in the UK, 2014 to 2015
People married or civil partnered
reported the hig...
Happiness in the UK
Source: Personal Well-being in the UK, 2014 to 2015
People in very good health
reported the highest le...
Happiness in the UK
Source: Personal Well-being in the UK, 2014 to 2015
People who are employed
reported the highest level...
Happiness in the UK
0 20 40 60 80 100
%
Northern Ireland 78.6
South East 76.2
East of England 75.8
South West 75.3
East Mi...
Happiness in the UK
Source: Children’s Well-being Measures, 2016
We also monitor the well-being of children and young
peop...
Happiness in the UK
Follow our
Well-being expert
on Twitter
Or email:
personal.well-being@ons.gsi.gov.uk
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#Happiness in the UK

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We use national, official Well-being statistics to look at Happiness in the UK. Happiness is one of 41 headline measures to monitor Well-being in the UK. Using official statistics, we look at what the happiest person in the UK might look like- five characteristics associated with happiness in the UK.

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#Happiness in the UK

  1. 1. #Happiness in the UK Official Well-being Statistics Money E Fr Education Control Equalit Purpose Employment Equality Religion Religion Security Freedom Freedom Purpose Education Health Family Community Belief Environment Friends SecurityEquality Control Respect Respect Education Education Choices Choices Respect Choices Freedom Happiness Money Employment Employm Equality Religion Religio Security Freedom Freedom Purpose Education HealthFamily Happiness Community Mon Be Belief Employment Environment Friends Security Equality Purpose Control Respect Respect Edu Education Choices Choices R Choi Employment Equality Religion Religion Security Freedom Freedom Freedom Purpose Education HealthFamily Happiness Community Money Belief Belief Employment Environment Friends Security Equality Purpose Control Respect Respect Education Education Choices Choices Respect Choices National Well-being Control Security Choices Respect Choices Money Control Control
  2. 2. Source: Measuring National Well-being: Life in the UK: 2016 Happiness in the UK We monitor 41 headline measures of well-being in the UK. Happiness is one of them
  3. 3. Happiness in the UK What might the happiest person in the UK look like 5 characteristics associated with happiness in the UK...
  4. 4. Happiness in the UK Source: Personal Well-being in the UK, 2012 to 2015 People aged 65 to 74 reported the highest levels of happiness Average ‘happiness yesterday’ rating by age, 2012 to 2015, United Kingdom The lowest reported rating of happiness was amongst those aged between 45 to 59
  5. 5. Happiness in the UK Source: Personal Well-being in the UK, 2014 to 2015 People married or civil partnered reported the highest levels of happiness Married or Civil partnership Cohabiting or same sex couple Widow or surviving civil partner Single Divorced or separated/former or separated civil partner Marital Status % of people rating their happiness as high or very high 79.7% 74.7% 70.3% 69.2% 65.8%
  6. 6. Happiness in the UK Source: Personal Well-being in the UK, 2014 to 2015 People in very good health reported the highest levels of happiness Very Good Good Fair Bad Very Bad 83.0% 75.6% 64.8% 46.4% 35.8% Self-reported Health % of people rating their happiness as high or very high
  7. 7. Happiness in the UK Source: Personal Well-being in the UK, 2014 to 2015 People who are employed reported the highest levels of happiness In employment Economically inactive Unemployed 75.9% 73.2% 63.8% Economic Activity % of people rating their happiness as high or very high
  8. 8. Happiness in the UK 0 20 40 60 80 100 % Northern Ireland 78.6 South East 76.2 East of England 75.8 South West 75.3 East Midlands 74.6 Scotland 73.9 Wales 73.9 West Midlands 73.8 London 73.4 Yorkshire and the Humber 73.2 North West 73.0 North East 72.2 >78.0 Happiness rating (%) 76.1 to 78.0 74.1 to 76.0 <74.0 Source: Personal Well-being in the UK, 2014 to 2015 People who live in Northern Ireland reported the highest levels of happiness Personal Well-being data is available at local authority district level. Explore the data for the UK in our interactive maps: www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk % of people rating their happiness as high or very high © Crown copyright and database rights 2016 Ordnance Survey 100019153. Contains LPS Intellectual Property © Crown copyright and database right 2016. This information is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence.
  9. 9. Happiness in the UK Source: Children’s Well-being Measures, 2016 We also monitor the well-being of children and young people in the UK 3 in 4 children aged 10 to 15 in the UK rated their happiness as high or very high in 2015
  10. 10. Happiness in the UK Follow our Well-being expert on Twitter Or email: personal.well-being@ons.gsi.gov.uk

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