Table 8.7 Life satisfaction mean scores, 2016, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2016
Life satisfactiona Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+

% % % % % % % %
Men
Above average (9-10) 36 28 26 29 32 40 36 32
Average (8) 32 37 37 33 32 30 31 33
Below average (0-7) 32 35 37 38 36 30 33 35
Mean score 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.5 7.6 7.9 7.9 7.7
SE of mean 0.13 0.11 0.11 0.12 0.11 0.11 0.12 0.05
Women
Above average (9-10) 38 35 32 29 38 41 37 35
Average (8) 37 38 33 31 27 31 28 32
Below average (0-7) 25 28 35 39 35 28 35 33
Mean score 8.1 7.9 7.7 7.4 7.7 7.9 7.8 7.8
SE of mean 0.12 0.09 0.11 0.11 0.10 0.11 0.13 0.05
All adults
Above average (9-10) 37 31 29 29 35 41 36 34
Average (8) 35 37 35 32 29 30 29 33
Below average (0-7) 28 31 36 39 36 29 34 34
Mean score 8.1 7.9 7.7 7.5 7.6 7.9 7.8 7.8
SE of mean 0.10 0.08 0.08 0.09 0.08 0.08 0.10 0.04
Bases (weighted):
Men 286 338 319 378 326 254 167 2069
Women 283 352 336 407 343 280 235 2237
All adults 569 690 655 786 669 534 402 4306
Bases (unweighted):
Men 168 213 264 340 360 336 208 1889
Women 198 324 346 440 432 398 282 2420
All adults 366 537 610 780 792 734 490 4309

a Life satisfaction was assessed using a 0-10 scale where 0 was "extremely dissatisfied" and 10 "extremely satisfied"


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