|In 2010, the UK government set up The National Well-being Programme.
The aim is to develop and publish annually an accepted and trusted set of national statistics, which help people understand and monitor well-being.
The latest assessment in 2017 used well-being indicators including, our health, natural environment, personal finances and crime. A broadly positive picture of life in the UK was shown, with most indicators either improving or staying the same over the 12-month period.
Have you heard that every year the United Nations measures the quality of life for citizens from participating member countries around the world through surveys and data analysis?
A World Happiness Report is produced by a group of independent experts from a survey of the state of global happiness and it ranks the participating countries by their happiness levels.
The 2017 World Happiness Report states of the 150 participating countries the top ten are - Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, The Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. (The UK came 19th out of the 150 countries and had risen 5 places since the previous year).