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As well as covering findings from the well-being questions themselves, the report looks at how well-being relates to other topics covered in the survey for March 2013 to April 2015.

Main points

  • 45% of women recorded high levels of feeling that things done in life are worthwhile, compared with 40% of men. (Based on the 2014-15 survey)
  • Two-adult households were happier than people living on their own, with married couple pensioners having the highest average rating of happiness at 8.1 (on scale of 0 to 10). (2014-15) Infographic: 2014-15 National Survey for Wales
  • 74% of men and 46% of women feel very safe walking alone after dark in rural areas compared with 51% of men and 21% of women who feel very safe walking alone after dark in urban areas. (2014-15)
  • People who felt calm and peaceful all of the time had a significantly higher level of trust in other people than those who felt down-hearted and depressed all of the time. An average score of 7.4 compared with 4.8 (on scale of 0 to 10). (2013-14)
  • 66% of people who were highly satisfied with their present job were also highly satisfied with their commuting time. This compares with 41% of people who had low satisfaction with their present job and also had low satisfaction with their commuting time. (2013-14)


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