Wellbeing data sources and resources

Click on the ‘Details’ tab below to view a list of useful sources of wellbeing data, in addition to the ONS Measurement Programme. We will expand this section as we go.



What is wellbeing like in my area? Compare in UK or globally

Some good initial sources are

Community wellbeing

Work, Learning & Wellbeing

Culture, Sport and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing 

Children & young people’s wellbeing

Older people


Sustainability of our wellbeing –  data from Office for National Statistics

Around the World

 Better Life Index from the OECD

World Database of Happiness

Case studies from around the UK and the rest of the world


The Science of Happiness: A free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life from the Greater Good Science Center at Berkeley, University of California

 Social Wellbeing: Find out how measuring and promoting wellbeing can make people, organisations and society more focused, considerate and effective. A free online course.

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Resource type

app/online tool


External resource