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Summary

  • Nearly half of respondents are satisfied with their life nowadays (47% scoring between 7 and 10), the highest level since wave 1
  • Satisfaction with life generally increases with age
  • Females, residents with no disability, those on higher incomes, from white ethnic groups and property owners are more satisfied with life

Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays? - all waves

Weighted base: W1: 1,910 | W2:1,268 | W3: 774 | W4: 1,760 | W5: 2,049

This chart shows that:
Of wave 1 residents, 12% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 39% gave a score of 7 to 8, 39% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 10% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of wave 2 residents, 9% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 28% gave a score of 7 to 8, 46% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 17% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of wave 3 residents, 11% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 31% gave a score of 7 to 8, 45% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 12% gave a score 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of wave 4 residents, 11% are completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 31% gave a score of 7 to 8, 44% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 14% gave a score 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of wave 5 residents, 14% are completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 33% gave a score of 7 to 8, 39% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 13% gave a score 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)

Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays? - 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% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 34% gave a score of 7 to 8, 37% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 22% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of 25-34 year olds, 8% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 28% gave a score of 7 to 8, 53% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 11% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of 35-44 year olds, 13% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 35% gave a score of 7 to 8, 40% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 12% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of 45-54 year olds, 13% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 31% gave a score of 7 to 8, 40% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 15% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of 55-64 year olds, 18% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 35% gave a score of 7 to 8, 36% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 12% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of over 64 year olds, 25% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 38% gave a score of 7 to 8, 31% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 6% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)

Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays? - by sex

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

This chart shows that
Of males, 12% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 31% gave a score of 7 to 8, 43% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 14% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of females, 16% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 36% gave a score of 7 to 8, 35% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 13% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)

Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays? - by disability

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

This chart shows that
Of residents with a disability, 7% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 22% gave a score of 7 to 8, 42% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 28% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of residents with no disability, 16% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 36% gave a score of 7 to 8, 39% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 10% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)

Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays? - by household income

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

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Of households with an annual income of under £20,0000, 11% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 26% gave a score of 7 to 8, 33% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 30% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of households with an annual income of £20,000 – £39,999, 12% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 28% gave a score of 7 to 8, 49% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 12% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of households with an annual income of £40,000 – £59,999, 13% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 36% gave a score of 7 to 8, 39% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 12% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of households with an annual income of £60,000 or more, 18% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 44% gave a score of 7 to 8, 34% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 4% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)

Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays? - by ethnic group

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

This chart shows that
Of those from white ethnic groups, 16% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 36% gave a score of 7 to 8, 37% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 12% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of those from ethnic minority groups, 4% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 19% gave a score of 7 to 8, 54% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 22% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)

Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays? - by housing status

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

This chart shows that
Of property owners, 18% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 38% gave a score of 7 to 8, 37% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 7% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of those renting from the local authority or a housing association, 6% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 26% gave a score of 7 to 8, 34% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 34% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)
Of those renting privately, 8% were completely satisfied with their life nowadays (score of 9 to 10), 24% gave a score of 7 to 8, 47% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 21% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all satisfied)