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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
National Well-being wheel of measures, March 2014 (Pdf 2801Kb)
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
18 Mar 14 Report
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
Human Capital Estimates, 2012
The valuation of the UK's Human Capital Stock from 2004 to 2012. This release is part of a programme of work within the Measuring National Well-being Programme and updates previous estimates released by ONS in December 2011.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK and GB
12 Dec 13 Article
Families and Households, 2013
Recent estimates of the number of families by type, people in families by family type and children in families by type. Types of family include married couple families, cohabiting couple families and lone parent families. Tables on household size, household types and people in different household types are also provided. These include estimates of people living alone and multi-family households.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
31 Oct 13 Statistical bulletin
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
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.
Coverage: England
Geographic breakdown: Lower Super Output Area, Other, Region
21 Aug 13 Article
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
The Economy - International Comparisons, 2011
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: International
Geographic breakdown: Country
14 May 13 Report
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
Measuring National Well-being - Older people and loneliness, 2013
Article examining the well-being of older people. It provides an analysis of reported feelings of loneliness by older people using data from Wave 5 of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). More information about the Measuring National Well-being Programme and the measures of well-being can be found in the ‘National Well-being Wheel of measures’.
Coverage: England
Geographic breakdown: Country
11 Apr 13 Article
Measuring National Well-being: Older people’s leisure time and volunteering, 2013
This is part of a series of short articles examining the well-being of older people aged 50 and over using measures related to the Measuring National Well-being Programme. The Office for National Statistics measures of well-being are organised into ten domains with each domain having between three and five separate indicators. More information about all the measures can be found in the ‘National Well-being wheel of measures’.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
11 Apr 13 Article
Measuring National Well-being - Older People’s Neighbourhoods, 2013
This is the first in a series of short articles examining the well-being of older people aged 50 and over using measures related to the Measuring National Well-being Programme. The Office for National Statistics measures of well-being are organised into ten domains with each domain having between three and five separate indicators. More information about all the measures can be found in the ‘National Well-being wheel of measures’.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
14 Mar 13 Article
Household Satellite Accounts, Valuing Informal Childcare in the UK, 2010
The measurement and valuation of the output of the household production of childcare.This includes all care given by parents, family members, friends and focuses on the numbers of children looked after, rather than those giving the care.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
15 Feb 13 Article
Social Trends - e-Society (Pdf 151Kb)
Social Trends - e-Society
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK and GB
12 Feb 13 Book
Families and Households, 2012
Recent estimates of the number of families by type, people in families by family type and children in families by type. Types of family include married couple families, cohabiting couple families and lone parent families. Tables on household size, household types and people in different household types are also provided. These include estimates of people living alone and multi-family households.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Other
01 Nov 12 Statistical bulletin
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, The Economy, 2012
How economic well-being has evolved over the last decade focusing on the period beginning with the 2008 recession.
Coverage: International
Geographic breakdown: Country
23 Oct 12 Article
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 - Personal Finance, 2012
This article is published as part of the ONS Measuring National Well-being Programme - it 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. Personal Finance can have a significant impact on our sense of well-being, incomes that allow us to afford basic needs and requirements or be free of financial concerns can allow us to live happier lives.
Coverage: International
Geographic breakdown: Country
20 Sep 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
First Annual ONS Experimental Subjective Well-being Results
This article presents estimates of subjective well-being from the first annual experimental Annual Population Survey (APS) Subjective Well-being dataset for April 2011 to March 2012
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK and GB
24 Jul 12 Article
Pre-release Access List: Measuring National Well-being, First ONS Annual Experimental Subjective Well-being Results (Pdf 77Kb)
Measuring National Well-being - First ONS Annual Experimental Subjective Well-being Results - Pre-release access list
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK and GB
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
Comparison of UK and EU at-risk-of-poverty rates, 2005-2010
A comparison of the UK and EU at-risk-poverty-rates covering the period 2005-2010 using data from EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (SILC).
Coverage: International
Geographic breakdown: Country
07 Jun 12 Report
Measuring National Well-being - Households and Families, 2012
This article on ‘Households and families’ is the third in 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. It firstly focuses on family and household formation and then on individual aspects of these such as births, children and carers
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country
26 Apr 12 Article
Pre-release access list (Pdf 41Kb)
PDF download - Pre-release access list for Measuring Subjective Wellbeing in the UK, Analysis of Experimental Subjective Well-being Data from the Annual Population Survey, April - September 2011
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK and GB
11 Apr 12 Report
Analysis of Experimental Subjective Well-being Data from the Annual Population Survey, April to September 2011
This report presents initial estimates of subjective well-being from six months of the Annual Population Survey (APS) carried out between April and September 2011. This six monthly subjective well-being dataset, as well as the subjective well-being statistics derived from it, are considered experimental statistics
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
28 Feb 12 Report
Measuring National Well-being - Our Relationships, 2012
This article on ‘Our relationships’ is the first in 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. It firstly focuses on close family relationships, both the form that those relationships take as well as the quality of those relationships. However, these relationships do not operate in isolation, and for this reason friendships and other relationships in the wider community and the workplace are also analysed.
Coverage: International
Geographic breakdown: Country
28 Feb 12 Article
Families and Households, 2001 to 2011
Recent estimates of the number of families by type, people in families by family type and children in families by type. Types of family include married couple families, cohabiting couple families and lone parent families. Tables on household size, household types and people in different household types are also provided.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Jan 12 Statistical bulletin
Comparing Data Sources on Families and Households (Pdf 171Kb)
The ONS publishes estimates of families and households using the Labour Force Survey between ten yearly censuses. The LFS has been chosen as the preferred source of estimates on these topics due to its large sample size, long time series and timeliness, and because it provides estimates on a consistent basis for the whole UK. However the LFS is not the only source of data on families and households. This document provides a brief guide to the LFS and to alternative sources of data on this topic.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Jan 12 Report
Human Capital Estimates, 2010
This release presents experimental estimates of the UK’s human capital stock.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
20 Dec 11 Article
Social Capital Indicators Review
This paper describes ONS’s work on developing statistics on social capital in the UK.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country
19 Sep 11 Article
Time-Use Surveys and the Measurement of National Well-being, Article by Jonathan Gershuny (Pdf 690Kb)
This article establishes how time-use data can be used to measure National Well-being. It describes the potential uses of time-use data and concludes that time diaries provide a means for integrating various distinct, potentially opposing, views of economic output and aggregate well-being.
Coverage: International
Geographic breakdown: Country
12 Sep 11 Article
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