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Summary

  • The proportion of residents who find the things they do ‘completely’ worthwhile has decreased since the last wave (21% down to 17%)
  • Over 64s are most likely to feel the things they do are worthwhile (25% scoring 9 or 10) whilst 25-34 year olds are least likely (8%)
  • Residents with no disability are more likely to feel the things they do in their life are worthwhile compared to those with a disability

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

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 9% 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)

Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile? - 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, 14% feel the things they do in their life are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 32% gave a score of 7 to 8, 49% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 4% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of 25-34 year olds, 8% feel the things they do in their life are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 35% gave a score of 7 to 8, 39% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 19% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of 35-44 year olds, 17% feel the things they do in their life are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 34% gave a score of 7 to 8, 34% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 16% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of 45-54 year olds, 15% feel the things they do in their life are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 26% gave a score of 7 to 8, 39% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 19% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of 55-64 year olds, 19% feel the things they do in their life are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 30% 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 worthwhile)
Of over 64 year olds, 25% feel the things they do in their life are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 33% gave a score of 7 to 8, 31% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 11% 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: 896 | Female: 865

This chart shows that:
Of male residents, 18% feel the things they do in their life are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 30% gave a score of 7 to 8, 36% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 17% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of female residents, 15% feel the things they do in their life are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 34% 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 worthwhile)

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

Weighted base: Disability: 275 | No disability: 1,430

This chart shows that:
Of those with a disability, 13% feel the things they do in their life are completely worthwhile (score of 9 to 10), 21% gave a score of 7 to 8, 43% gave a score of 3 to 6, and 12% gave a score of 0 to 2 (not at all worthwhile)
Of those with no disability, 17% feel the things they do in their life are completely worthwhile (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 worthwhile)