Wellbeing; education and labour, 2003-2012

Wellbeing; education and labour, 2003-2012

Education and labour Personal characteristics Periods Happiness Not happy (%) Happiness Happy (%) Satisfaction with life Not satisfied with life (%) Satisfaction with life Satisfied with life (%)
Total Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 28 72 25 75
Total Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 28 72 27 73
Total Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 28 72 27 73
Total Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 22 78 28 72
Total Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 25 75 19 81
Total Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 23 77 19 81
Total Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 22 78 24 76
Total Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method 23 77 22 78
Total Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method 26 74 20 80
Total Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 23 77 25 75
Education level: primary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 37 63 31 69
Education level: primary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 42 58 38 62
Education level: primary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 28 72 32 68
Education level: primary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 31 69 33 67
Education level: primary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 37 63 29 71
Education level: primary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 35 65 31 69
Education level: primary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 28 72 26 74
Education level: primary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method . . . .
Education level: primary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method . . . .
Education level: primary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 . . . .
Education level: junior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 28 72 25 75
Education level: junior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 29 71 28 72
Education level: junior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 31 69 30 70
Education level: junior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 17 83 21 79
Education level: junior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 24 76 16 84
Education level: junior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 22 78 12 88
Education level: junior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 29 71 33 67
Education level: junior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method . . . .
Education level: junior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method . . . .
Education level: junior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 . . . .
Education level: senior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 20 80 20 80
Education level: senior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 24 76 24 76
Education level: senior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 28 72 20 80
Education level: senior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 18 82 28 72
Education level: senior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 17 83 14 86
Education level: senior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 18 82 15 85
Education level: senior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 19 81 22 78
Education level: senior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method . . . .
Education level: senior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method 24 76 22 78
Education level: senior secondary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 . . . .
Education level: tertiary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 20 80 21 79
Education level: tertiary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 15 85 17 83
Education level: tertiary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 . . . .
Education level: tertiary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 . . . .
Education level: tertiary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 . . . .
Education level: tertiary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 . . . .
Education level: tertiary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 11 89 15 85
Education level: tertiary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method . . . .
Education level: tertiary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method . . . .
Education level: tertiary Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 . . . .
1. Employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 21 79 19 81
1. Employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 17 83 17 83
1. Employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 22 78 20 80
1. Employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 15 85 24 76
1. Employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 18 82 12 88
1. Employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 18 82 16 84
1. Employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 18 82 23 77
1. Employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method 19 81 17 83
1. Employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method 16 84 15 85
1. Employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 . . . .
1.1 Employee of private company Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 22 78 20 80
1.1 Employee of private company Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 18 82 19 81
1.1 Employee of private company Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 24 76 20 80
1.1 Employee of private company Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 16 84 26 74
1.1 Employee of private company Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 18 82 12 88
1.1 Employee of private company Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 19 81 16 84
1.1 Employee of private company Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 17 83 22 78
1.1 Employee of private company Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method 18 82 15 85
1.1 Employee of private company Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method 18 82 16 84
1.1 Employee of private company Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 . . . .
1.2 Government employee Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 . . . .
1.2 Government employee Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 . . . .
1.2 Government employee Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 . . . .
1.2 Government employee Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 . . . .
1.2 Government employee Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 . . . .
1.2 Government employee Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 . . . .
1.2 Government employee Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 . . . .
1.2 Government employee Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method . . . .
1.2 Government employee Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method . . . .
1.2 Government employee Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 . . . .
1.3 Director or large shareholder Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 . . . .
1.3 Director or large shareholder Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 . . . .
1.3 Director or large shareholder Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 . . . .
1.3 Director or large shareholder Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 . . . .
1.3 Director or large shareholder Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 . . . .
1.3 Director or large shareholder Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 . . . .
1.3 Director or large shareholder Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 . . . .
1.3 Director or large shareholder Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method . . . .
1.3 Director or large shareholder Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method . . . .
1.3 Director or large shareholder Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 . . . .
1.4 Self-employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 . . . .
1.4 Self-employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 . . . .
1.4 Self-employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 . . . .
1.4 Self-employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 . . . .
1.4 Self-employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 . . . .
1.4 Self-employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 . . . .
1.4 Self-employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 . . . .
1.4 Self-employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method . . . .
1.4 Self-employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method . . . .
1.4 Self-employed Origin: Foreign non-western background 2012 . . . .
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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 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.

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?’.