Table 8.1 Adult WEMWBS mean scores, 2008 to 2016

Aged 16 and over 2008 - 2016
WEMWBS scoresa 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Men
Mean 50.2 49.9 50.2 50.2 50.4 50.3 50.1 49.9 49.8
SE of the mean 0.20 0.16 0.19 0.19 0.24 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
Standard deviation 8.55 8.02 8.37 8.35 8.34 8.56 8.49 8.40 8.44
Women
Mean 49.7 49.7 49.6 49.7 49.4 49.7 49.9 49.9 49.8
SE of the mean 0.16 0.16 0.17 0.17 0.22 0.21 0.22 0.22 0.24
Standard deviation 8.48 8.51 8.67 8.37 8.63 8.72 8.47 8.69 8.77
All adults
Mean 50.0 49.7 49.9 49.9 49.9 50.0 50.0 49.9 49.8
SE of the mean 0.14 0.12 0.14 0.14 0.18 0.17 0.18 0.19 0.18
Standard deviation 8.52 8.28 8.54 8.36 8.50 8.65 8.48 8.55 8.61
Bases (weighted):
Men 2785 3282 3171 3191 2063 2110 2001 2117 1859
Women 3026 3586 3478 3540 2256 2351 2204 2326 2023
All adults 5812 6868 6649 6731 4319 4461 4205 4443 3882
Bases (unweighted):
Men 2539 2994 2842 2900 1909 1938 1851 1961 1708
Women 3248 3886 3805 3845 2431 2561 2369 2452 2192
All adults 5787 6880 6647 6745 4340 4499 4220 4413 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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