Sunday, July 22, 2018
News

Half a million Britons suffer poorest levels of well-being

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

London | Thursday, 2018 9:45:23 PM IST
Over half a million people in Britain, representing 1 per cent of the total population, were estimated to suffer the poorest levels of personal well-being, an analysis has revealed.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) used the three-year dataset covering the period from January 2014 to December 2016 from the Annual Population Survey, Britain's largest household survey which estimates personal well-being through four measures: life satisfaction, feeling that the things they do in life are worthwhile, happiness and anxiety, to analyse the characteristics and circumstances of people who reported poorest personal well-being, reports Xinhua news agency.

Three groups of people were identified as being at particular risk of having the poorest personal well-being, the ONS said on Wednesday.

These included unemployed or inactive people in rented homes with self-reported health problems or disabilities, people with jobs in rented homes with self-reported health problems or disabilities and retired home owners with self-reported health problems or disabilities.

The ONS also identified other individual factors that are associated with the lowest levels of personal well-being, including being economically inactive with long-term illness or disability, being middle-aged, being single, separated, widowed or divorced, renting their home and having no or basic education.

"Improving how people feel about their lives is important for the health of our society in so many ways, not least the social and economic implications. Today's findings will help target services to support those in most need," Silvia Manclossi, head of Quality of Life Team of the ONS, said.

--IANS ksk/bg

( 263 Words)

2018-07-12-14:38:08 (IANS)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
FBI releases documents on former Trump a...
Pak general elections: Anti-ISI slogan r...
France's Le Maire says no U.S. trade tal...
U.S. launches campaign to erode support ...
In Senegal, China's President Xi pledges...
Cuba aims to build socialism, not commun...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Pilgrimage to holy cave progressing smo...
Ex-union minister Ramuwalia demands adeq...
MLA expressed anguish over the low quali...
Will smile more often, PM assures social...
Bancroft cleared of serious injury after...
Chennai building collapse: Search conclu...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Perception surveys important, need ... 
Woman burnt alive by husband, mothe... 
Iran's Rouhani warns Trump about 'm... 
German industry groups warn US on t... 
Israel's LGBT community protests fo... 
Nepal: New education policy soon, s... 
Ahmad Zahid-linked company named in... 
Elections 2018: Over 20000 polling ...