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  • The proportion of residents who find the things they do ‘completely’ worthwhile (score of 9 or 10) has increased since the wave 4 (23% up from 17%)
  • Over 64s are most likely to feel the things they do are worthwhile (31% scoring 9 or 10) whilst 16–34-year-olds are least likely (17%-18%)
  • Females, residents with no disability, those on the highest incomes, from white ethnic groups and property owners are most positive

Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile? - all waves

Weighted base: W1: 1,900 | W2: 1,291 | W3: 775 | W4: 1,760 | W5: 2,049

This chart shows that:
Of wave 1 residents, 25% felt the things they do in their life are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 37% gave a score of 7 to 8, 29% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 9% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of wave 2 residents, 21% felt the things they do in their life are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 30% 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 worthwhile)
Of wave 3 residents, 21% felt the things they do in their life are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 26% gave a score 7 to 8, 40% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 13% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of wave 4 residents, 17% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 32% 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 worthwhile)
Of wave 5 residents, 23% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 29% gave a score of 7 to 8, 33% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 15% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)

Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile? - 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, 17% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 19% gave a score of 7 to 8, 31% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 33% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of 25–34-year-olds, 18% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 25% gave a score of 7 to 8, 43% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 15% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of 35-44 year olds, 23% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 32% gave a score of 7 to 8, 35% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 10% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of 45-54 year olds, 21% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 31% gave a score of 7 to 8, 33% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 15% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of 55-64 year olds, 26% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 29% gave a score of 7 to 8, 35% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 11% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of over 64 year olds, 31% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 38% gave a score of 7 to 8, 25% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 6% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)

Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile? - by sex

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

This chart shows that
Of males, 20% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 27% gave a score of 7 to 8, 35% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 18% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of females, 26% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 30% gave a score of 7 to 8, 32% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 13% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)

Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile? - by disability

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

This chart shows that
Of residents with a disability, 14% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 21% gave a score of 7 to 8, 38% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 28% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of residents with no disability, 25% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 31% gave a score of 7 to 8, 32% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 12% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)

Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile? - 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, 16% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 25% gave a score of 7 to 8, 30% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 30% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of households with an annual income of £20,000 – £39,999, 22% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 22% gave a score of 7 to 8, 38% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 17% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of households with an annual income of £40,000 – £59,999, 21% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 35% gave a score of 7 to 8, 33% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 11% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of households with an annual income of £60,000 or more, 28% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 36% gave a score of 7 to 8, 30% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 7% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)

Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile? - by ethnic group

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

This chart shows that
Of those from white ethnic groups, 24% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 31% gave a score of 7 to 8, 32% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 13% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of those from ethnic minority groups, 11% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 16% gave a score of 7 to 8, 42% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 31% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)

Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile? - by housing status

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

This chart shows that
Of property owners, 27% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 34% gave a score of 7 to 8, 30% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 9% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of those renting from the local authority or a housing association, 11% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 26% gave a score of 7 to 8, 32% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 31% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of those renting privately, 15% feel the things they do in their lives are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 21% gave a score of 7 to 8, 41% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 23% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)