The latest on national well-being

By Administrator posted 28-02-2012 16:12

The ONS have published initial estimates of 'subjective well-being'. This aims to complement traditional indicators of economic and social progress with information about how people assess their own well-being. Among the results:

- Adults living in London reported the highest levels of anxiety in the previous day compared with other regions in England and constituent countries of the UK
- Younger and older adults in the UK reported higher levels of 'life satisfaction', 'worthwhile' and 'happiness' on average than people in their middle years.

'Close family relationships' is the first aspect of national well-being to be considered in ONS's series of analyses. It focuses on the form that those relationships take, as well as the quality of those relationships.

Also published are the initial findings from the consultation on proposed domain and measures national well-being.

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