Essential Report

Personal Happiness

Jun 14, 2017

Q. Thinking about your own personal situation, do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

 

 

Total agree Total disagree   Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am happy in my personal/family life 79% 7% 29% 50% 14% 5% 2%
I am happy in my life overall 74% 9% 22% 52% 17% 6% 3%
I am happy in my social life 71% 10% 22% 49% 19% 8% 2%
I am happy in my spiritual life 62% 7% 17% 45% 31% 4% 3%
I am happy in my work life 52% 15% 14% 38% 32% 11% 4%

Each statement received majority agreement.

The area in which happiness was the highest was personal/family life, in which 79% were happy. Those most likely to be happy in this area were those aged 65+ (89%), Queenslanders (85%), Liberal/National voters (84%) and those who work full-time (84%). Happiness was by far the lowest in this area amongst those earning less than $31k per year (65%).

The area in which happiness was lowest overall was work life, in which 52% were happy. Those most likely to be happy with their work life were those who are employed (69% of full-time workers, and 67% of part-time workers), as well as those aged 25-34 (58%) and Liberal/National voters (57%).

 

Additional table

This table provides a cross-tabulation of the proportion who “very strongly” agreed with each statement across a number of demographics.

 

 

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Green Vote Other Male Female Earn <$78k Earn >78k 18-34 35-54 55+
I am happy in my personal/family life 29% 22% 36% 27% 36% 27% 31% 27% 31% 27% 25% 38%
I am happy in my social life 22% 17% 26% 17% 27% 20% 23% 19% 23% 20% 18% 28%
I am happy in my work life 14% 16% 15% 9% 17% 14% 14% 11% 17% 16% 13% 15%
I am happy in my spiritual life 17% 15% 18% 12% 25% 17% 17% 17% 16% 13% 15% 24%
I am happy in my life overall 22% 20% 24% 18% 26% 20% 23% 17% 26% 21% 17% 30%

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