Measuring National Well-being
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Categories: Environmental Accounts, Higher Education Attainment and Behaviour, Victims of Crime, Property Crime, Main Aggregates of National Accounts, Income Inequality of Households, UK Parliamentary Elections, Health Expectancy, Unemployment Rates, Measuring Societal Well-being
Frequency of release: Ad-hoc
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Country
Real household actual income per head (RHAI) in the UK grew from £16,865 to £18,159 between 2002 and 2008, before falling to near 2005 levels in 2011 (£17,862).
UK Public Sector Net Debt grew between 32.5% and 42.8% of GDP between 2003 and 2008 before rising to 65.7% in 2011.
GDP per head increased during the first part of the millennium, fell by 6.1% between 2007 and 2009, before rising again between 2009 and 2011.
There has been a shift from employment to unemployment since the beginning of the recession, with the young being the worst affected. In Jun-Aug 2012 the UK unemployment rate for those aged 16-24 was 20.5% compared with 7.9% for those aged 16 and over.
In the 2009/10 in the UK, 12.3 per cent were finding it quite or very difficult to manage financially.
In 2011, just over three-quarters (75.9 per cent) of people aged 16 and over in the UK rated their overall life satisfaction at the medium or high level.
In the UK in 2009/10, 68.3 per cent were somewhat, mostly or completely satisfied with their health.
Healthy life expectancy at birth in 2008-2010 was age 63.5 for males and 65.7 for females, in the UK, increases of 2.8 and 3.3 years respectively since 2000-02.