Personal Wellbeing in Northern Ireland: 2018/19

Date published: 23 October 2019


An individual’s thoughts and feelings about their quality of life is an important aspect of their personal wellbeing.  How satisfied people are with their lives, their levels of happiness and anxiety, and whether or not they think the things they do are worthwhile all have strong links with many elements of wellbeing, for example, people’s health, employment and relationships.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Measuring National Wellbeing Programme monitors and reports “how the UK as a whole is doing”.  The measures monitored through the Programme are organised into 10 domains, including one domain focusing on personal (subjective) wellbeing. 

This release presents headline 2018/19 personal wellbeing data for Northern Ireland.