Table 8.8 Life satisfaction mean scores (age-standardised), 2016, by area deprivation and sex

Aged 16 and over 2016
Life satisfactiona Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
5th (Least deprived) 4th 3rd 2nd 1st (Most deprived)

% % % % %
Men
Above average (9-10) 35 38 37 25 23
Average (8) 38 30 30 33 35
Below average (0-7) 27 31 33 42 42
Mean score 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.5 7.4
SE of mean 0.08 0.08 0.11 0.12 0.12
Women
Above average (9-10) 44 40 37 29 28
Average (8) 34 32 34 37 25
Below average (0-7) 22 28 30 34 46
Mean score 8.2 8.0 7.8 7.6 7.3
SE of mean 0.07 0.11 0.10 0.09 0.13
All adults
Above average (9-10) 40 39 37 27 26
Average (8) 36 31 32 35 30
Below average (0-7) 24 30 31 38 45
Mean score 8.1 8.0 7.8 7.5 7.3
SE of mean 0.06 0.08 0.08 0.09 0.10
Bases (weighted):
Men 443 386 446 382 411
Women 471 385 454 429 498
All adults 914 771 900 811 909
Bases (unweighted):
Men 421 421 430 324 293
Women 509 504 549 437 421
All adults 930 925 979 761 714

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


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