Wellbeing; environment and surroundings, 2003-2012

Wellbeing; environment and surroundings, 2003-2012

Urbanisation Personal characteristics Periods Happiness Not happy (%) Happiness Happy (%) Satisfaction with life Not satisfied with life (%) Satisfaction with life Satisfied with life (%)
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Western foreign background 2003 17 83 16 84
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Western foreign background 2004 14 86 16 84
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Western foreign background 2005 17 83 15 85
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Western foreign background 2006 13 87 16 84
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Western foreign background 2007 15 85 16 84
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Western foreign background 2008 15 85 15 85
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Western foreign background 2009 12 88 17 83
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Western foreign background 2010 old method 15 85 18 82
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Western foreign background 2010 new method 19 81 18 82
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Western foreign background 2012 19 81 21 79
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Non-western foreign background 2003 28 72 25 75
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Non-western foreign background 2004 28 72 27 73
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Non-western foreign background 2005 28 72 27 73
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Non-western foreign background 2006 22 78 28 72
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Non-western foreign background 2007 25 75 19 81
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Non-western foreign background 2008 23 77 19 81
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Non-western foreign background 2009 22 78 24 76
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 old method 23 77 22 78
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 new method 26 74 20 80
Total environment and surroundings Origin: Non-western foreign background 2012 23 77 25 75
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2003 19 81 15 85
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2004 12 88 17 83
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2005 16 84 19 81
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2006 13 87 20 80
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2007 24 76 22 78
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2008 14 86 14 86
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2009 15 85 17 83
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2010 old method . . . .
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2010 new method . . . .
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2003 33 67 28 72
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2004 30 70 31 69
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2005 33 67 28 72
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2006 23 77 30 70
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2007 29 71 23 77
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2008 21 79 16 84
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2009 21 79 24 76
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 old method 21 79 27 73
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 new method 24 76 20 80
Urbanisation: extremely urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2003 18 82 19 81
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2004 15 85 16 84
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2005 18 82 19 81
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2006 12 88 13 87
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2007 13 87 15 85
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2008 14 86 18 82
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2009 14 86 19 81
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2010 old method . . . .
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2010 new method 24 76 19 81
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2003 25 75 24 76
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2004 27 73 25 75
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2005 26 74 28 72
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2006 23 77 25 75
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2007 24 76 15 85
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2008 26 74 20 80
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2009 21 79 26 74
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 old method . . . .
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 new method 24 76 20 80
Urbanisation: strongly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2003 15 85 15 85
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2004 15 85 17 83
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2005 15 85 9 91
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2006 12 88 12 88
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2007 12 88 11 89
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2008 16 84 13 87
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2009 11 89 16 84
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2010 old method . . . .
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2010 new method . . . .
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2003 24 76 23 77
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2004 25 75 26 74
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2005 . . . .
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2006 . . . .
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2007 . . . .
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2008 . . . .
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2009 . . . .
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 old method . . . .
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 new method . . . .
Urbanisation: moderately urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2003 14 86 13 87
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2004 15 85 12 88
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2005 16 84 15 85
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2006 17 83 20 80
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2007 . . . .
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2008 14 86 15 85
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2009 7 93 14 86
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2010 old method . . . .
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2010 new method . . . .
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2003 23 77 18 82
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2004 . . . .
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2005 . . . .
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2006 . . . .
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2007 . . . .
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2008 . . . .
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2009 . . . .
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 old method . . . .
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 new method . . . .
Urbanisation: hardly urbanised Origin: Non-western foreign 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 urbanisation. 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 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?’.