Personal Well-being Across the UK, 2012/13
This bulletin presents experimental statistics from the second Personal Well-being Annual Population dataset, April 2012 to March 2013. Overall estimates of personal well-being are provided for each country of the United Kingdom, as well as for lower level geographies in England, Scotland and Wales.
Measuring National Well-being - Domains and Measures - September 2013
This article is published as part of the ONS Measuring National Well-being Programme. The programme aims to produce accepted and trusted measures of the well-being of the nation - how the UK as a whole is doing. The article outlines the latest changes to the measures of national well-being and is part of the ongoing refinement of measures.
Measuring National Well-being - What we do - September 2013
This article is published as part of the Office for National Statistics Measuring National Well-being Programme (MNWB). The ‘What we do’ domain contains six measures which cover unemployment, employment, volunteering, leisure time and participation in arts and culture and sports. This article summarises these measures and also looks at associated data such as stress at work, work-life balance and free time activities.
National Well-being wheel of measures, September 2013 (Pdf 445Kb)
The wheel contains all the domains of well-being and the measures contained within each one. In all cases the latest datapoint is shown. The wheel also contains the units of measurement as these vary depending on the indicator used.
A Profile of Deprivation in Larger English Seaside Destinations, 2007 and 2010
There is a perception that the economies of English towns and cities which once thrived on seaside resort tourism have declined and are enduring high levels of deprivation as a result of people going abroad for their holidays. Such is the perceived extent of this decline that during the 2010 election campaign all three major political parties discussed the problems facing British seaside and coastal settlements. In this article the Office for National Statistics defines the 57 largest English seaside destinations in terms of resident population. These destinations are then analysed, put into the context of the national picture, using the English Indices of Deprivation for 2007 and 2010 to ascertain whether this widely held belief holds true. In particular, are the larger seaside destinations more deprived than the rest of England and if so how does that deprivation vary across destinations.
Personal Well-being in the UK, 2012/13
This bulletin presents experimental statistics from the second annual Subjective Well-being Annual Population dataset, April 2012 to March 2013. Overall estimates of people’s views about their own well-being are provided as well as estimates for key personal characteristics and circumstances that are important for measuring national well-being, such as personal relationships, work and health.