Wellbeing July 2012
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Figure 2.1 Average (mean) subjective well-being ratings: by sex1, 2011–12 2, 3, 4
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United Kingdom
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Life satisfactionWorthwhileHappy yesterdayAnxious yesterday
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Men7.47.57.33.0
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Women7.57.87.33.3
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1 Adults aged 16 and over were asked 'Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays?', 'Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile?', 'Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday?' and 'Overall, how anxious did you feel yesterday?' where nought is 'not at all' and 10 is 'completely'.
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2 Data from April 2011 to March 2012.
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3 All data weighted.
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4 Non-respondents not included.
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Source: Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics
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Figure 2.3a Proportion of respondents reporting very low (0–4) life satisfaction and worthwhile ratings1: by age group, 2011–12 2, 3, 4
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United KingdomPercentages
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Life satisfactionWorthwhile
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16–193.94.3
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20–246.25.4
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25–294.73.7
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30–345.73.8
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35–396.64.3
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40–447.44.9
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45–499.16.0
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50–549.15.5
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55–599.35.9
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60–646.14.5
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65–694.63.5
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70–744.94.0
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75–795.15.0
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80 and over7.18.1
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1 Adults aged 16 and over were asked 'Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays?', 'Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile?', where nought is 'not at all' and 10 is 'completely'.
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2 Data from April 2011 to March 2012.
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3 All data weighted.
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4 Non-respondents not included.
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Source: Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics
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Figure 2.2b Average (mean) happy yesterday and anxious yesterday ratings1: by age group, 2011–12 2, 3, 4
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United Kingdom
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Happy yesterdayAnxious yesterday
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16–197.52.8
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20–247.23.0
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25–297.23.1
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30–347.23.2
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35–397.23.2
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40–447.13.4
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45–497.03.4
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50–547.03.5
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55–597.13.4
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60–647.53.1
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65–697.72.9
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70–747.72.8
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75–797.82.8
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80 and over7.52.9
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1 Adults aged 16 and over were asked 'Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday?' and 'Overall, how anxious did you feel yesterday?' where nought is 'not at all' and 10 is 'completely'.
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2 Data from April 2011 to March 2012.
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3 All data weighted.
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4 Non-respondents not included.
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Source: Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics
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