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1.4 Well-being

Observations

Over time, the mean life satisfaction score for the UK has generally shown an increasing trend until recently (around 2016) when the scores started to stabilise. The proportion of respondents reporting very high life satisfaction is highest in Northern Ireland.

The proportion of respondents reporting they are ‘mostly satisfied’ with their health has remained the highest since 2002. 

Indicator 1.4.1 - Life satisfaction

Metric 1.4.1a shows the proportion of respondents reporting to have ‘low’, ‘medium’, ‘high’ and ‘very high’ satisfaction when asked the following question, 'overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays?’ Metric 1.4.1b shows the proportion of respondents reporting a very high life satisfaction score. Data are from the Annual Population Survey.

Metric 1.4.1b — Proportion of respondents reporting very high life satisfaction, UK by region, 2018-2019 (%)

Source: ONS

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Indicator 1.4.2 - Health satisfaction

Adults aged 16 and over were asked to rate their health satisfaction from "Completely dissatisfied" to "Completely satisfied".

Metric 1.4.2b — Proportion of people with high levels of health satisfaction, UK by region, 2016 - 2017 (%)

Source: ONS

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