July 25, 2012 9.00 am This story is over 136 months old

UK survey reveals 70% of people in Lincolnshire are happy

Content: Lincolnshire residents have been found to be 70% happy, but it’s still below the national average.

A survey by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that over 70% of people in Lincolnshire are happy with their current lives.

The ONS Annual Experimental Subjective Wellbeing report suggests that people who are married, have a job, and own their own homes are the ones most likely to be satisfied with their present circumstances.

Measured on a scale of 1 to 10, where 0 is ‘not at all’ and 10 is ‘completely’, the survey aggregates the overall life satisfaction levels among people in the United Kingdom.

The results of the survey, which are available on the ONS website, reveal that Lincolnshire’s life satisfaction levels are just below the national average of 74%.

By comparison, people living in Nottinghamshire achieved a lower satisfaction rating, between 65 and 68 per cent.

In Rutland, however, people rated their overall life satisfaction levels between 80 and 83 per cent; well above the national average.

Glenn Everett, ONS Wellbeing Project Director, said: “By examining and analysing both objective statistics as well as subjective information, a more complete picture of national wellbeing can be formed.”

“Understanding people’s views of wellbeing is an important addition to existing Official Statistics and has potential uses in the policy making  process and to aid other decision making.”

Full results from the national survey can be found on the ONS website.