Happiness

May 16, 2019

Q. How happy or unhappy are you with each of the following parts of your personal situation? Average rating (out of 10)       

  Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
My life overall 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.3 7.1
My personal/family life 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.7 7.6
My spiritual life 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.0 6.6
My social life 6.2 6.3 6.1 6.2 5.8 6.6
My work life 5.3 5.5 5.1 5.4 5.4 5.3
My financial situation 5.2 5.4 5.0 5.1 4.8 5.6
  • On Average, Australians rate their happiness with their life overall at 6.7 out of 10. They are most happy with their family/personal life (7.1 out of 10), and least with their work life (5.3 out of 10) and financial situation (5.2 out of 10).
  • Overall, those aged over 55 are happier with their life (7.1) than 18-34 year olds (6.7) and 35-54 (6.3). Older Australian more highly rate their happiness with their personal/family life (7.6), social life (6.6) and financial situation (5.6).
  • Tasmania is the happiest state in Australia (7.2), but Western Australia has the lowest happiness score of 6.3 out of 10. Western Australians’ happiness scores for personal family life (6.7) and financial situation (4.7) are the lowest in the country.