Measuring National Well-being
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Categories: Children, Education and Skills, School and College Education, School and College Skills and Qualifications, Crime and Justice, Crime, Crime Trends, Economy, Personal Finances, Personal Income and Wealth, Government, Central and Local Government, Elections (Local, National and European), Health and Social Care, Health of the Population, Lifestyles and Behaviours, Disability and Self-reported Health, Labour Market, People not in Work, Unemployment, People and Places, Communities, Societal Wellbeing
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Geographical coverage: International
Geographical breakdown: Country
In 2011, 71.8% of adults aged 16 and over in the UK rated their life satisfaction as 7 or more out of 10, higher than the EU–28 average of 69.3%.
The average rating of satisfaction with family life by people aged 16 and over in the UK in 2011 was 8.2 out of 10, higher than the EU–28 average of 7.8 out of 10.
Over 6 in 10 people (62.7%) aged 16 and over in the UK rated their health status as very good or good in 2011, lower than the EU–28 average of 64.0%.
In 2011, 58.4% of people aged 16 and over in the UK reported that they felt close to other people in the area where they lived, lower than the EU–28 average of 66.6%.
A fifth (20.2%) of households in the UK in 2012 reported great difficulty or difficulty in making ends meet, lower than the estimated EU–28 average of 27.7%.