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National Well-being Measures, March 2014
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.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country
18 Mar 14 Article
Measuring National Well-being: Children's Well-being, 2014
This article proposes a draft set of measures of national well-being for children aged 0 to 15. The measures are the latest output from the ONS Measuring National Well-being (MNW) programme and are released alongside a draft set of measures of national well-being for young people aged 16 to 24.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country
06 Mar 14 Report
Measuring National Well-being - Young People's Well-being, 2014
This publication proposes a draft set of measures of national well-being for young people aged 16 to 24. The measures are the latest output from the ONS Measuring National Well-being (MNW) programme and are released alongside a draft set of measures of national well-being for children  aged 0 to 15.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country
06 Mar 14 Report
Commuting and Personal Well-being, 2014
This article expands on regression analysis previously published by ONS looking at which factors matter most to personal well-being. It uses data from the Annual Population Survey to examine the relationship between commuting and personal well-being when other factors that may affect well-being are held constant.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
12 Feb 14 Article
Household Satellite Accounts - Valuing Voluntary Activity in the UK
Voluntary activity was worth £23.9 billion in the UK in 2012, 1.5% of GDP. Its evolution since 2000 and methodological approaches are discussed in this article.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
12 Dec 13 Article
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.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country, Local Authority and County, Region
23 Oct 13 Statistical bulletin
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.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country
24 Sep 13 Article
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.
Coverage: International
Geographic breakdown: Country
24 Sep 13 Article
National Well-being wheel of measures, September 2013 (Pdf 3754Kb)
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.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country
24 Sep 13 Report
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.
Coverage: International
Geographic breakdown: UK
30 Jul 13 Statistical bulletin
Valuing Informal Adultcare in the UK
Experimental statistics on the output of the household production. This release is part of a programme of work within the Measuring National Well-being Programme to develop and update the Household Satellite Account for the UK originally published by the Office for National Statistics in 2002.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
25 Jun 13 Article
Measuring National Well-being - Health, 2013
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
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Jun 13 Article
Measuring National Well-being - Measuring National Well-being: Self-reported financial situation, 2013
Self-reported financial situation article which analyses two measures currently used for Measuring National Well-being.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
13 Jun 13 Release
Measuring National Well-being - Self reported financial situation, 2013
This article analyses by age two of the current measures of national well-being: ‘satisfaction with income’ and ‘those who are finding their financial situation quite or very difficult’ and their effects on and their relationship to well-being. There will also be some indication of change in perceived financial situation over time and other characteristics of individuals. The data used will be from Understanding Society, the UKHLS.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
13 Jun 13 Article
Measuring National Well-being - What matters most to Personal Well-being?
This article presents the findings from regression analysis undertaken by ONS looking at which factors matter most important to our personal well-being. The analysis uses data from the Annual Population Survey and explores the importance of a range of factors which may affect personal well-being while holding other factors constant.
Coverage: GB
Geographic breakdown: Country
30 May 13 Article
Measuring National Well-being - Review of domains and measures, 2013
This review of domains and measures honours a commitment made in November 2012 in 'Measuring National Well-being: Life in the UK, 2012’ that ONS would ‘review and further refine domains and measures of well-being and the criteria used to select them’.
Coverage: International
Geographic breakdown: Country
30 May 13 Article
Differences in well-being by ethnicity
This short summary article looks at estimates of subjective well-being for different ethnic groups by sex.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
30 Apr 13 Article
National Well-being wheel of measures, November 2012 (Pdf 1051Kb)
The wheel contains all the domains of well-being and the measures contained within each one. In all cases the latest datapoint is shown and where applicable the previous corresponding one. The wheel also contains the units of measurement as these vary depending on the indicator used.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country
20 Nov 12 Report
Pre release access, Life in the UK, 2012 (Pdf 61Kb)
List of those receiving pre-release access to Life in the UK report.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country
20 Nov 12 Report
Measuring National Well-being - Governance, 2012
This article is published as part of the Office for National Statistics (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. This article explores in more detail aspects of governance considered important for understanding National Well-being.
Coverage: International
Geographic breakdown: Country
31 Oct 12 Article
Pre-release Access List: Measuring Young People's Well-being (Pdf 23Kb)
PDF download of the Pre-release Access List for Measuring Young People's Well-being
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country
26 Oct 12 Report
Measuring National Well-being - Measuring Young People's Well-being, 2012
This article presents data and information on the well-being of young people.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: GB
10 Oct 12 Article
Measuring National Well-being, Summary of Proposed Domains and Measures, July 2012
Summary of proposed domains and measures of national well-being
Coverage: International
Geographic breakdown: Country
24 Jul 12 Article
Measuring National Well-being, Summary of Proposed Domains and Measures: Pre-release Access (Pdf 59Kb)
PDF download list of pre release access for Measuring National Well-being, Summary of Proposed Domains and Measures
Coverage: International
Geographic breakdown: Country
24 Jul 12 Report
Measuring National Well-being, Where we Live, 2012
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. This article on 'Where we Live' is part of a series which aims to explore in more detail the different domains that have been considered as important for the measurement of National Well-being. Where we live can have a significant impact on our sense of well-being. Homes which meet our individual needs and provide us with shelter and security are made all the better by having easy access to local shops and services and green spaces to walk or play in, which in turn can help people to live healthier and happier lives.
Coverage: International
Geographic breakdown: Region
24 Jul 12 Article
Measuring National Well-being, Health, 2012
Latest article in a series which aims to explore in more detail the different aspects that have been considered as important for the measurement of National Well-being.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country, UK
24 Jul 12 Article
Measuring National Well-being, Education and Skills
Latest in a series of articles which aim to explore in more detail the different domains that have been considered as important for the measurement of National Well-being. Focusing on various aspects of education and life-long learning.
Coverage: International
Geographic breakdown: Country
05 Jul 12 Article
Initial investigation into Subjective Well-being from the Opinions Survey
This report will outline data obtained from four months of subjective well-being data from the Opinions Survey (April, June, July and August 2011). This data includes the four subjective well-being questions which are asked on the IHS as well as additional subjective well-being questions for each of the four months. The report will focus on assessing the data quality as well as some overall results. This is part of a wider objective to investigate subjective well-being, and to investigate the quality of the 4 IHS subjective well-being questions while they are experimental statistics with a view to informing their progress from experimental to national statistics. This will also be an opportunity to test out presentation of results for users to comment on.
Coverage: GB
Geographic breakdown: GB
01 Dec 11 Report
Measuring National Well-being: A discussion paper on domains and measures
Discussion paper on proposed National Well-being domains and measures
Coverage: International
Geographic breakdown: Country
31 Oct 11 Article
Economic and Labour Market Review July 2010 (Pdf 724Kb)
ELMR July 2010
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK and GB
13 Jul 10 Book
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