Review of the Measures of National Well-being

Closed 9 Dec 2022

Opened 3 Oct 2022


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) launched the Measuring National Well-being programme in 2010. As part of the programme, we held a national debate and asked the public “What matters to you?”. The 34,000 responses were used to develop the national well-being framework based on 10 domains: personal well-being, relationships, health, what we do, where we live, personal finance, economy, education and skills, governance, and environment.

The events of recent years, such as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, exit from the European Union, heightened public awareness of climate change, and the rising cost of living, highlighted that the areas identified during the national debate are still important to well-being.  

However, more than a decade has passed since we began reporting on national well-being in the UK using the Measures of well-being dashboard and the indicator dataset.

We would now like to review the measures (indicators) we report on to make sure they still reflect what the UK public feels is important to their well-being as individuals, as communities and as a nation. We would also like to collect feedback on the methods and tools we use to communicate these statistics.

Your opinion will be very valuable for improving our outputs. If you have any further comments or questions, please contact:

Thank you for taking part.



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