Wellbeing; safety, 2003-2010

Wellbeing; safety, 2003-2010

Feelings of safety Personal characteristics Periods Happiness Not happy (%) Happiness Happy (%) Satisfaction with life Not satisfied with life (%) Satisfaction with life Satisfied with life (%)
Total feelings of unsafety Total population 2003 13 87 13 87
Total feelings of unsafety Total population 2006 12 88 13 87
Total feelings of unsafety Total population 2009 11 89 13 87
Feelings of unsafety: often Total population 2003 34 66 34 66
Feelings of unsafety: often Total population 2006 40 60 42 58
Feelings of unsafety: often Total population 2009 31 69 36 64
Feelings of unsafety: sometimes Total population 2003 16 84 17 83
Feelings of unsafety: sometimes Total population 2006 17 83 20 80
Feelings of unsafety: sometimes Total population 2009 17 83 18 82
Feelings of unsafety: rarely Total population 2003 12 88 15 85
Feelings of unsafety: rarely Total population 2006 13 87 18 82
Feelings of unsafety: rarely Total population 2009 9 91 11 89
Feelings of unsafety: never Total population 2003 11 89 12 88
Feelings of unsafety: never Total population 2006 10 90 11 89
Feelings of unsafety: never Total population 2009 9 91 10 90
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 experienced feelings of unsafety. 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) and the Volunteer Work and Social Coherence module (V&S, 2010).

Data available from 2003 till 2012.

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

Changes as of 17 December 2014:
This table has been discontinued.

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?’.