Wellbeing; education and labour, 2003-2012

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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 the highest completed level of education and a number of labour-related characteristics, that is socio-economic category and main source of income for the household. 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.

Wellbeing; education and labour, 2003-2012

Education and labour Personal characteristics Periods HappinessNot happy (%) HappinessHappy (%) Satisfaction with lifeNot satisfied with life (%) Satisfaction with lifeSatisfied with life (%)
Total Total population 2010 new method 16 84 15 85
Total Total population 2012 17 83 17 83
Education level: primary Total population 2010 new method 23 77 21 79
Education level: primary Total population 2012 28 72 27 73
Education level: junior secondary Total population 2010 new method 17 83 16 84
Education level: junior secondary Total population 2012 19 81 20 80
Education level: senior secondary Total population 2010 new method 15 85 15 85
Education level: senior secondary Total population 2012 15 85 15 85
Education level: tertiary Total population 2010 new method 12 88 11 89
Education level: tertiary Total population 2012 13 87 15 85
1. Employed Total population 2010 new method 12 88 12 88
1. Employed Total population 2012 14 86 15 85
1.1 Employee of private company Total population 2010 new method 13 87 13 87
1.1 Employee of private company Total population 2012 14 85 16 84
1.2 Government employee Total population 2010 new method 12 88 11 89
1.2 Government employee Total population 2012 11 89 11 89
1.3 Director or large shareholder Total population 2010 new method . . . .
1.3 Director or large shareholder Total population 2012 . . . .
1.4 Self-employed Total population 2010 new method 11 89 13 87
1.4 Self-employed Total population 2012 13 87 14 86
1.5 Employed, other Total population 2010 new method 14 86 10 90
1.5 Employed, other Total population 2012 . . . .
2. Unemployed Total population 2010 new method 23 77 20 80
2. Unemployed Total population 2012 22 78 21 79
2.1 Claiming unemployment benefit Total population 2010 new method . . . .
2.1 Claiming unemployment benefit Total population 2012 . . . .
2.2 Claiming income support benefit Total population 2010 new method . . . .
2.2 Claiming income support benefit Total population 2012 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Total population 2010 new method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Total population 2012 . . . .
2.4 Disabled Total population 2010 new method 38 62 44 56
2.4 Disabled Total population 2012 . . . .
2.5 Pensioner younger than 65 years Total population 2010 new method 15 85 12 88
2.5 Pensioner younger than 65 years Total population 2012 . . . .
2.6 Pensioner 65 years or older Total population 2010 new method 20 80 16 84
2.6 Pensioner 65 years or older Total population 2012 18 82 15 85
2.7 Unemployed, other Total population 2010 new method 15 85 13 87
2.7 Unemployed, other Total population 2012 9 91 12 88
3. Without income Total population 2010 new method . . . .
3. Without income Total population 2012 . . . .
1. Income from labour Total population 2010 new method 13 87 13 87
1. Income from labour Total population 2012 15 85 15 85
1.1 Wage of employee Total population 2010 new method 13 87 13 87
1.1 Wage of employee Total population 2012 16 84 16 84
1.2 Wage of government employee Total population 2010 new method 13 87 12 88
1.2 Wage of government employee Total population 2012 13 87 14 86
1.3 Other income from labour Total population 2010 new method . . . .
1.3 Other income from labour Total population 2012 . . . .
2. Income from own enterprise Total population 2010 new method 12 88 12 88
2. Income from own enterprise Total population 2012 13 87 12 88
3. Income from transfers Total population 2010 new method 24 76 21 79
3. Income from transfers Total population 2012 23 78 22 78
3.1 Income from income insurance Total population 2010 new method 22 78 19 81
3.1 Income from income insurance Total population 2012 21 79 19 81
3.1.1. Unemployment benefit Total population 2010 new method . . . .
3.1.1. Unemployment benefit Total population 2012 . . . .
3.1.2 Sickness/disability benefit Total population 2010 new method 36 64 43 57
3.1.2 Sickness/disability benefit Total population 2012 . . . .
3.1.3 Pension/survivors benefits Total population 2010 new method 19 81 15 85
3.1.3 Pension/survivors benefits Total population 2012 17 83 16 84
3.2 Social provisions benefit Total population 2010 new method 43 57 40 60
3.2 Social provisions benefit Total population 2012 . . . .
3.2.1 Income support benefit Total population 2010 new method . . . .
3.2.1 Income support benefit Total population 2012 . . . .
3.2.2 Social provisions, other Total population 2010 new method . . . .
3.2.2 Social provisions, other Total population 2012 . . . .
3.3 Other income from transfers Total population 2010 new method . . . .
3.3 Other income from transfers Total population 2012 . . . .
Source: CBS.
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