Wellbeing; economic risks, 2003-2012

Wellbeing; economic risks, 2003-2012

Economic risks Personal characteristics Periods Happiness Not happy (%) Happiness Happy (%) Satisfaction with life Not satisfied with life (%) Satisfaction with life Satisfied with life (%)
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign western background 2003 17 83 16 84
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign western background 2004 14 86 16 84
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign western background 2005 17 83 15 85
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign western background 2006 13 87 16 84
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign western background 2007 15 85 16 84
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign western background 2008 15 85 15 85
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign western background 2009 12 88 17 83
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign western background 2010 old method 15 85 18 82
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign western background 2010 new method 19 81 18 82
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign western background 2012 19 81 21 79
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 28 72 25 75
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 28 72 27 73
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 28 72 27 73
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 22 78 28 72
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 25 75 19 81
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 23 77 19 81
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 22 78 24 76
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method 23 77 22 78
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method 26 74 20 80
Total of economic risks Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 23 77 25 75
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign western background 2003 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign western background 2004 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign western background 2005 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign western background 2006 17 83 17 83
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign western background 2007 21 79 21 79
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign western background 2008 16 84 19 81
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign western background 2009 16 84 20 80
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign western background 2010 old method 19 81 20 80
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign western background 2010 new method 21 79 20 80
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign western background 2012 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 28 72 32 68
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 33 67 26 74
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 30 70 24 76
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 26 74 26 74
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method 26 74 27 73
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method 30 70 24 76
Economic self-reliance: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2003 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2004 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2005 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2006 10 90 15 85
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2007 10 90 12 88
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2008 13 87 11 89
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2009 8 92 14 86
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2010 old method 12 88 16 84
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2010 new method 13 87 15 85
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2012 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 . . . .
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 14 86 23 77
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 17 83 12 88
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 17 83 14 86
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 19 81 23 77
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method 21 79 18 82
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method 19 81 15 85
Economic self-reliance: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 . . . .
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign western background 2003 . . . .
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign western background 2004 . . . .
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign western background 2005 . . . .
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign western background 2006 17 83 16 84
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign western background 2007 22 78 21 79
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign western background 2008 14 86 20 80
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign western background 2009 17 83 21 79
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign western background 2010 old method . . . .
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign western background 2010 new method 19 81 19 81
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign western background 2012 . . . .
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 . . . .
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 . . . .
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 . . . .
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 28 72 31 69
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 33 67 28 72
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 27 73 23 77
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 24 76 25 75
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method 24 76 22 78
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method 30 70 24 76
Financial independence: no Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 . . . .
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2003 . . . .
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2004 . . . .
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2005 . . . .
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2006 11 89 16 84
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2007 13 87 14 86
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2008 15 85 14 86
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2009 10 90 15 85
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2010 old method 14 86 16 84
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2010 new method 20 80 17 83
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign western background 2012 18 82 16 84
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 . . . .
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 . . . .
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 . . . .
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 16 84 24 76
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 19 81 12 88
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 20 80 16 84
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 21 79 24 76
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method 23 77 23 77
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method 21 79 17 83
Financial independence: yes Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 . . . .
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information on the wellbeing of the Dutch population aged 18 years and older in terms of happiness and satisfaction with life. These subjects are broken down by several indicators of economic risk, that is economic self-reliance, financial independence and employment. The data are also broken down by personal characteristics such as gender, age and origin. The data are based on the Health Interview Survey(POLS, 2003-2009), the Voluntary Work and Social Cohesion module (V&S, 2010 old method), the Social Cohesion and Well-being survey (SocSam, 2010 new method, 2012) and the Social Statistics Database (SSB). Data on household income and living situation from the SSB were added to POLS data for the years 2003 up to and including 2009. From 2010 onwards data were supplemented with the SSB data from the previous year.

Data available from 2003 till 2012.

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are definite.

Changes as of 16 January 2015:
This table has been discontinued.

Changes as of 16-12-2013:
In 2010 the survey was redesigned. As a consequence, statistics from 2010 onwards are not completely comparable to statistics from previous years. For 2010 there are statistics based on both the old as well as the new method. More information on the redesign can be found in paragraph 4. Furthermore, for 2010 based on the old method statistics about employment have been added.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable.

Description topics

Happiness
Not happy
Share of the population who responded ‘not happy, not unhappy’, ‘not very happy’ or ‘unhappy’ to the question ‘To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person?’.
Happy
Share of the population who responded ‘happy’ or ‘very happy’ to the question ‘To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person?’.
Satisfaction with life
Not satisfied with life
Share of the population who responded ‘fairly satisfied’ or ‘not very satisfied’ to the question ‘To what extent are you satisfied with the life you’re currently living?’.
Satisfied with life
Share of the population that responded ‘satisfied’, ‘very satisfied’ or ‘exceptionally satisfied’ to the question ‘to what extent are you satisfied with the life you’re currently living?’.