Quarterly estimates of life satisfaction, feeling that the things done in life are worthwhile, happiness and anxiety at the UK level, created using the Annual Population Survey (APS). Covering the periods from Quarter 2 (April to June) 2011 through to Quarter 3 (July to September) 2020. The updated estimates allow for further understanding of the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on personal well-being in the UK. A technical paper has been published alongside this release to inform users of the difference between these estimates and those created using the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OPN).




  • Data collection changes due to the pandemic and their impact on estimating personal well-being

    During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Office for National Statistics has published estimates of personal well-being using both the Annual Population Survey and the weekly module of the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey. This methodology article considers the impact that the pandemic has had on data collection, how this has influenced estimates of personal well-being and the comparability of these estimates.