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Release: Measuring National Well-being, What we do, 2013

Released: 24 September 2013

Contact

Chris Randall

Measuring National Well-being

chris.randall@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455880

Categories: Economy, People and Places, Travel and Transport, Labour Market, Communities, Societal Wellbeing, Measuring Societal Well-being

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: International

Geographical breakdown: Country

Survey name(s): Retail Prices Index Survey, Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, Labour Force Survey, Integrated Household Survey, General Lifestyle Survey

Correction

Please note, for the purposes of clarity, the word 'people' was replaced by 'the workforce' in relation to the unemployment rate.

Key points

The key points from this release are:
  • The percentage of the workforce aged 16 and over in the UK who were unemployed was 7.8% in April to June 2013, equivalent to 2.51 million people, a fall of 4,000 from January to March 2013.

  • In 2010/11, 78.5% of adults aged 16 and over in the UK who were in work reported being somewhat, mostly or completely satisfied with their job.

  • 16.8% of adults aged 16 and over in the UK reported they had done voluntary work several times a year or more in 2010/11, while 81.5% had never or almost never done any voluntary work.

  • Just over 6 in 10 (60.9%) of adults aged 16 and over in the UK were somewhat, mostly or completely satisfied with their amount of leisure time in 2010/11.

  • Over 8 in 10 (83.2%) adults aged 16 and over in England engaged with, or participated in, arts or cultural activity at least three times in the year prior to interview in 2012/13.

  • Between October 2011 and October 2012, 36.0% of adults aged 16 and over in England participated in at least 30 minutes of sport at moderate intensity at least once a week, equivalent to 15.51 million people.
Information on the selected domains and indicators that measure National Well-being. Articles draw together social and economic data from a wide range of government departments and other organisations; they paint a broad picture of UK society today, and how it has been changing.
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