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Summary

  • Residents are, comparatively, slightly happier than the previous two waves (reporting a score of 9-10)
  • Happiness generally increases with age. Over a quarter of over 64s report a happiness score of 9 or 10
  • Residents without a disability, those on the highest incomes, those from white ethnic groups and property owners are generally happier

 

Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday? - all waves

Weighted base: W1: 1,903 | W2: 1,264 | W3: 771 | W4: 1,760 | W5: 2,049

This chart shows that:
Of wave 1 residents, 19% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to10), 38% gave a score of 7 to 8, 32% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 11% gave a score of 0-2 (not at all happy)
Of wave 2 residents, 17% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 24% gave a score of 7 to 8, 41% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 18% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of wave 3 residents, 12% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 34% gave a score of 7 to 8, 42% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 11% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of wave 4 residents, 13% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 33% gave a score of 7 to 8, 40% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 14% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of wave 5 residents, 15% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 36% gave a score of 7 to 8, 36% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 13% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)

Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday? - by age

Weighted base: 16-24: 395 | 25-34: 353 | 35-44: 334 | 45-54: 309 | 55-64: 284 | Over 64: 374

This chart shows that
Of 16-24 year olds, 7% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 31% gave a score of 7 to 8, 33% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 29% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of 25-34 year olds, 8% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 43% gave a score of 7 to 8, 39% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 9% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of 35-44 year olds, 12% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 38% gave a score of 7 to 8, 41% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 10% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of 45-54 year olds, 17% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 33% gave a score of 7 to 8, 35% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 15% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of 55-64 year olds, 18% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 34% gave a score of 7 to 8, 38% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 10% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of over 64 year olds, 27% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 38% gave a score of 7 to 8, 30% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 6% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)

Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday? - by sex

Weighted base: Male: 1,045 | Female: 1,004

This chart shows that
Of males, 13% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 39% gave a score of 7 to 8, 34% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 14% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of females, 16% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 34% gave a score of 7 to 8, 37% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 13% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)

Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday? - by disability

Weighted base: Disability: 410 | No disability: 1,639

This chart shows that
Of residents with a disability, 9% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 23% gave a score of 7 to 8, 41% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 27% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of residents with no disability, 16% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 40% gave a score of 7 to 8, 34% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 10% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)

Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday? - by household income

Weighted base: Up to £19k: 325 | £20k to £39k: 642 | £40k to £59k: 410 | £60k+: 441

This chart shows that
Of households with an annual income of under £20,0000, 13% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 21% gave a score of 7 to 8, 39% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 28% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of households with an annual income of £20,000 – £39,999, 12% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 38% gave a score of 7 to 8, 37% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 14% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of households with an annual income of £40,000 – £59,999, 14% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 40% gave a score of 7 to 8, 37% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 10% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of households with an annual income of £60,000 or more, 18% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 43% gave a score of 7 to 8, 34% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 5% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)

Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday? - by ethnic group

Weighted base: White: 1,772 | Ethnic minority: 277

This chart shows that
Of those from white ethnic groups, 16% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 36% gave a score of 7 to 8, 37% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 11% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of those from ethnic minority groups, 6% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 35% gave a score of 7 to 8, 29% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 30% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)

Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday? - by housing status

Weighted base: Property owners: 1,190 | LA renters: 147 | Private renters: 545

This chart shows that
Of property owners, 20% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 40% gave a score of 7 to 8, 35% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 6% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of those renting from the local authority or a housing association, 7% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 18% gave a score of 7 to 8, 45% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 30% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of those renting privately, 6% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 32% gave a score of 7 to 8, 38% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 25% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)