March has been a busy month for wellbeing research and statistics in the UK and Europe.
New releases from the Office for National Statistics include:
- An overview of Life in the UK 2015, incorporating changes in wellbeing indicators from across all ten domains of the Wellbeing Wheel, including a new summary of improvement, deterioration or no change in the wellbeing indicators (released 25th March).
- For the first time, statistics on the personal wellbeing of victims of crime will be available in an article focusing on the latest data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (released 26th March)
- Another first is analysis of the new 3-year personal wellbeing dataset covering the period from April 2011 to March 2014, along with interactive graphs and maps enabling more robust analysis of local areas and specific population groups (released 27th March)
- The latest quarterly estimates of economic wellbeing (released on 31st March)
To coincide with International Day of Happiness on 20th of March, Eurostat published new findings on Quality of Life in Europe, including estimates of life satisfaction across the European Union based on data from the European Union Standards of Living Conditions Survey (EU SILC).
And finally, NISRA will be publishing the latest findings on wellbeing in Northern Ireland on the 31st of March.