Table 1.2: Adult WEMWBS mean score, 2018, by age and sex

Base: Aged 16 and over
2018
WEMWBS Scorea Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
Men Mean 50.7 48.6 47.2 47.6 50.0 51.7 51.2 49.3
SE of the mean 0.79 0.55 1.57 0.58 0.61 0.49 0.66 0.35
Standard deviation 8.87 7.46 10.53 8.56 9.67 8.22 8.70 9.06
Women Mean 48.2 49.6 49.5 49.6 49.1 51.4 49.7 49.6
SE of the mean 0.65 0.52 0.48 0.47 0.52 0.47 0.56 0.21
Standard deviation 8.53 7.75 8.49 9.03 10.00 8.91 8.88 8.86
All adults Mean 49.5 49.1 48.4 48.6 49.5 51.6 50.3 49.4
SE of the mean 0.53 0.40 0.86 0.39 0.43 0.37 0.44 0.21
Standard deviation 8.78 7.62 9.60 8.86 9.85 8.58 8.82 8.96
Unweighted base Men 141 205 255 344 342 349 220 1856
Women 191 328 375 428 444 416 261 2443
All adults 332 533 630 772 786 765 481 4299
Weighted base Men 273 341 324 378 340 260 160 2076
Women 276 360 336 402 359 285 212 2229
All adults 549 701 660 780 698 545 373 4305

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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