Wellbeing; health and lifestyle, 2003-2012

Wellbeing; health and lifestyle, 2003-2012

Health and lifestyle Personal characteristics Periods Happiness Not happy (%) Happiness Happy (%) Satisfaction with life Not satisfied with life (%) Satisfaction with life Satisfied with life (%)
Alcohol consumption: no Total population 2003 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Total population 2004 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Total population 2005 19 81 17 83
Alcohol consumption: no Total population 2006 18 82 17 83
Alcohol consumption: no Total population 2007 18 82 17 83
Alcohol consumption: no Total population 2008 15 85 15 85
Alcohol consumption: no Total population 2009 16 84 16 84
Alcohol consumption: no Total population 2010 old method 19 81 16 84
Alcohol consumption: no Total population 2010 new method 24 76 20 80
Alcohol consumption: no Total population 2012 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: male 2003 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: male 2004 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: male 2005 21 79 23 77
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: male 2006 17 83 20 80
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: male 2007 18 82 20 80
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: male 2008 19 81 16 84
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: male 2009 12 88 14 86
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: male 2010 old method 16 84 13 87
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: male 2010 new method 24 76 20 80
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: male 2012 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: female 2003 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: female 2004 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: female 2005 18 82 14 86
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: female 2006 18 82 16 84
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: female 2007 18 82 16 84
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: female 2008 14 86 15 85
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: female 2009 18 82 17 83
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: female 2010 old method 20 80 17 83
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: female 2010 new method 24 76 20 80
Alcohol consumption: no Gender: female 2012 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 18 to 35 years 2003 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 18 to 35 years 2004 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 18 to 35 years 2005 15 85 13 87
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 18 to 35 years 2006 12 88 11 89
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 18 to 35 years 2007 13 87 17 83
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 18 to 35 years 2008 7 93 10 90
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 18 to 35 years 2009 10 90 12 88
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 18 to 35 years 2010 old method . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 18 to 35 years 2010 new method . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 18 to 35 years 2012 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 35 to 50 years 2003 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 35 to 50 years 2004 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 35 to 50 years 2005 18 82 19 81
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 35 to 50 years 2006 20 80 23 77
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 35 to 50 years 2007 16 84 16 84
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 35 to 50 years 2008 16 84 18 82
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 35 to 50 years 2009 16 84 19 81
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 35 to 50 years 2010 old method 20 80 16 84
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 35 to 50 years 2010 new method 24 76 23 77
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 35 to 50 years 2012 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 50 to 65 years 2003 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 50 to 65 years 2004 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 50 to 65 years 2005 21 79 25 75
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 50 to 65 years 2006 23 77 22 78
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 50 to 65 years 2007 23 77 19 81
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 50 to 65 years 2008 17 83 17 83
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 50 to 65 years 2009 18 82 13 87
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 50 to 65 years 2010 old method . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 50 to 65 years 2010 new method . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 50 to 65 years 2012 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 65 years or older 2003 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 65 years or older 2004 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 65 years or older 2005 21 79 12 88
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 65 years or older 2006 16 84 13 87
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 65 years or older 2007 20 80 16 84
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 65 years or older 2008 18 82 16 84
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 65 years or older 2009 19 81 17 83
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 65 years or older 2010 old method 20 80 15 85
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 65 years or older 2010 new method 27 73 20 80
Alcohol consumption: no Age: 65 years or older 2012 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Dutch background 2003 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Dutch background 2004 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Dutch background 2005 16 84 16 84
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Dutch background 2006 15 85 15 85
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Dutch background 2007 16 84 16 84
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Dutch background 2008 15 85 15 85
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Dutch background 2009 15 85 14 86
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Dutch background 2010 old method 15 85 15 85
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Dutch background 2010 new method 24 76 19 81
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Dutch background 2012 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Western background 2003 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Western background 2004 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Western background 2005 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Western background 2006 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Western background 2007 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Western background 2008 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Western background 2009 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Western background 2010 old method . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Western background 2010 new method . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Western background 2012 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Non-western background 2003 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Non-western background 2004 . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Non-western background 2005 28 72 22 78
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Non-western background 2006 24 76 24 76
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Non-western background 2007 27 73 20 80
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Non-western background 2008 17 83 15 85
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Non-western background 2009 20 80 22 78
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Non-western background 2010 old method . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: Non-western background 2010 new method . . . .
Alcohol consumption: no Origin: 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 various characteristics of health and lifestyle, that is experienced health, smoking, alcohol consumption, (over)weight and physical exercise. The data are also broken down by personal characteristics, that is 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.”

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?’.