Table 8.2 Adult WEMWBS mean scores, 2016, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2016
WEMWBS scoresa Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
Men
Mean 50.7 50.3 48.8 49.3 49.9 50.3 49.8 49.8
SE of the mean 0.68 0.65 0.61 0.56 0.56 0.49 0.79 0.25
Standard deviation 7.76 7.16 8.37 8.97 8.99 8.29 9.83 8.44
Women
Mean 49.1 49.9 50.3 48.8 49.9 51.2 49.9 49.8
SE of the mean 0.91 0.55 0.56 0.50 0.50 0.49 0.57 0.24
Standard deviation 9.35 8.32 8.61 8.94 9.01 8.49 8.27 8.77
All Adults
Mean 49.9 50.1 49.6 49.0 49.9 50.8 49.8 49.8
SE of the mean 0.63 0.44 0.46 0.38 0.38 0.38 0.51 0.18
Standard deviation 8.63 7.77 8.52 8.95 8.99 8.40 8.96 8.61
Bases (weighted):
Men 260 304 301 322 297 229 146 1859
Women 265 318 301 375 316 256 193 2023
All adults 525 622 602 697 614 485 338 3882
Bases (unweighted):
Men 154 197 248 297 326 305 181 1708
Women 184 298 317 405 395 366 227 2192
All adults 338 495 565 702 721 671 408 3900

a WEMWBS scores range from 14 to 70. Higher scores indicate greater wellbeing. Mean WEMWBS score is part of the national mental health indicator set for adults


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