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Summary

  • Residents this year are as happy as the last wave (reporting a score of 9-10). However, the proportion of residents giving a score of 0-2 has increased slightly
  • Happiness generally increases with age (except for respondents aged 45-54). A fifth of over 64s report a happiness score of 9 or 10.
  • Males and residents with no disability are generally slightly happier

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

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

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)

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

Weighted base: 16-24: 214 | 25-34: 361 | 35-44: 284 | 45-54: 277 | 55-64: 260 | Over 64: 340

This chart shows that:
Of 16-24 year olds, 5% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 46% gave a score of 7 to 8, 38% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 11% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of 25-34 year olds, 12% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 30% gave a score of 7 to 8, 42% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 17% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of 35-44 year olds, 13% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 30% gave a score of 7 to 8, 39% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 18% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of 45-54 year olds, 8% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 31% gave a score of 7 to 8, 43% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 17% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of 55-64 year olds, 13% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 or 10), 30% gave a score of 7 to 8, 45% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 12% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of over 64 year olds, 20% 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 9% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)

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

Weighted base: Male: 896 | Female: 865

This chart shows that:
Of male residents, 14% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 35% gave a score of 7 to 8, 36% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 15% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of female residents, 11% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 31% gave a score of 7 to 8, 45% 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: 275 | No disability: 1,430

This chart shows that:
Of those with a disability, 7% felt completely happy yesterday (score of 9 to 10), 23% gave a score of 7 to 8, 47% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 23% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all happy)
Of those with no disability, 13% felt completely happy yesterday (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 happy)