Newly released figures indicate that Britain’s least satisfied people reside in Wales.
The Office for National Statistics today released its figures for personal well-being across the UK before breaking them down individually for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
They asked how people across the country rate their lives in terms of their sense of overall life satisfaction, the sense that what they are doing is worthwhile and how happy they feel – as well as how anxious they are.
A higher proportion of people in Wales reported low levels of life satisfaction, worthwhile and happiness in 2017 compared with the UK average
The surveys were carried out between March 2012 and December 2017 commissioned by the ONS and carried out by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in collaboration with the What Works Centre for Well-being.
While the amount of people feeling that the things done in life are worthwhile and in happiness increased, this was largely driven by results from Scotland.
Scotland was the only nation to show improvements in average ratings of life satisfaction, worthwhile and happiness during 2017.
There were no changes for any measure of reported personal well-being in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
The average life satisfaction, worthwhile and happiness ratings in Britain ending in 2017
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