Wellbeing in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) has published the updated Wellbeing in Northern Ireland report.

dn_screenWellbeing in Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland and international data for ONS measures, October 2015’, outlines how Northern Ireland is performing across a range of social, economic and environmental measures.

The report summarises NI and UK data for the 41 indicators produced as part of the National Measuring Wellbeing Programme by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Some points to note in the report include: *  While healthy life expectancies for both males and females were lower in Northern Ireland than the UK, more people in Northern Ireland were satisfied with their health; *  A higher percentage of working age people in Northern Ireland have no qualifications compared to the UK as a whole; *  While similar proportions of people in Northern Ireland and the UK are satisfied with their job, more people in Northern Ireland are satisfied with their amount of leisure time; and *  People in Northern Ireland have higher rates of life satisfaction, happiness and feeling that what they do in life is worthwhile than in the UK as a whole.

The report is available on the NISRA website at: