Wellbeing in the UK is improving, according to ONS survey

Happiness

Life satisfaction in the UK is improving year-on-year, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.

In addition, people in the UK are also slightly happier on average than they were last year, with those in Northern Ireland reporting the highest average well-being ratings, across the countries.

These findings form part of a statistical bulletin published yesterday, entitled, Personal Well-being in the UK: April 2016 to March 2017.

While the above improvements were recorded, ratings for anxiety and ‘feelings that the things we do in life are worthwhile’ remain unchanged from last year.

The ONS also provides a breakdown of well-being estimates for specific regions across the UK. The highest ratings of life satisfaction were found in Craven (8.45 out of 10), North Warwickshire (8.36) and the Orkney Islands (8.25), while the lowest were in Wolverhampton (7.12), Lewisham (7.18) and Hertsmere (7.24).

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