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 (%)
2.3 Claiming other social provision Total population 2003 29 71 33 67
2.3 Claiming other social provision Total population 2004 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Total population 2005 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Total population 2006 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Total population 2007 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Total population 2008 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Total population 2009 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Total population 2010 old method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Total population 2010 new method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Total population 2012 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: male 2003 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: male 2004 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: male 2005 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: male 2006 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: male 2007 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: male 2008 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: male 2009 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: male 2010 old method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: male 2010 new method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: male 2012 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: female 2003 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: female 2004 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: female 2005 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: female 2006 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: female 2007 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: female 2008 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: female 2009 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: female 2010 old method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: female 2010 new method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Gender: female 2012 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 18 to 35 years 2003 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 18 to 35 years 2004 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 18 to 35 years 2005 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 18 to 35 years 2006 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 18 to 35 years 2007 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 18 to 35 years 2008 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 18 to 35 years 2009 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 18 to 35 years 2010 old method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 18 to 35 years 2010 new method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 18 to 35 years 2012 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 35 to 50 years 2003 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 35 to 50 years 2004 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 35 to 50 years 2005 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 35 to 50 years 2006 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 35 to 50 years 2007 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 35 to 50 years 2008 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 35 to 50 years 2009 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 35 to 50 years 2010 old method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 35 to 50 years 2010 new method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 35 to 50 years 2012 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 50 to 65 years 2003 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 50 to 65 years 2004 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 50 to 65 years 2005 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 50 to 65 years 2006 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 50 to 65 years 2007 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 50 to 65 years 2008 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 50 to 65 years 2009 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 50 to 65 years 2010 old method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 50 to 65 years 2010 new method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 50 to 65 years 2012 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 65 years or older 2003 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 65 years or older 2004 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 65 years or older 2005 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 65 years or older 2006 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 65 years or older 2007 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 65 years or older 2008 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 65 years or older 2009 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 65 years or older 2010 old method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 65 years or older 2010 new method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Age: 65 years or older 2012 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Native Dutch background 2003 . . 26 74
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Native Dutch background 2004 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Native Dutch background 2005 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Native Dutch background 2006 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Native Dutch background 2007 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Native Dutch background 2008 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Native Dutch background 2009 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Native Dutch background 2010 old method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Native Dutch background 2010 new method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Native Dutch background 2012 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: western country 2003 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: western country 2004 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: western country 2005 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: western country 2006 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: western country 2007 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: western country 2008 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: western country 2009 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: western country 2010 old method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: western country 2010 new method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: western country 2012 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Foreign non-western background 2003 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Foreign non-western background 2004 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Foreign non-western background 2005 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Foreign non-western background 2006 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Foreign non-western background 2007 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Foreign non-western background 2008 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Foreign non-western background 2009 . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 old method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision Origin: Foreign non-western background 2010 new method . . . .
2.3 Claiming other social provision 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?’.