Life satisfaction high in Flanders, especially for those with a degree and partner

Life satisfaction high in Flanders, especially for those with a degree and partner
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People living in Flanders gave their satisfaction with life in general a score of 7.2 out of ten at the end of last year; people who are university educated or have a partner were the most satisfied.

When it comes to general life satisfaction, people living in the Flanders Region aged 18 years and older gave themselves an average score of 7.2 out of 10 by the end of 2021, according to the Flemish office for statistics, Statistiek Vlaanderen.

"Almost three quarters give themselves a score of 7 or more out of 10, almost half a score of 8 or more. 6% of the inhabitants give themselves a score lower than 5," a statement read.

As would be expected, the scores largely differ based on people's background and their current living situation. General life satisfaction among people who are less well educated is on average 6.8; for those with higher, education this rises to 7.5.

General life satisfaction is also lower for people living alone (6.7), those without a partner but with children (6.9), or those living with their parents (6.9). Those living with a partner, both with or without children, reported the highest level of satisfaction (7.4 in both cases).

Home, connections and income

When it comes to individual contacts and aspects of life, a very large majority is (very) satisfied with the connection they have with people in the same household (90%).

Contacts with friends, acquaintances and family give four out of five people satisfaction. People get the least satisfaction from their income.

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Crucial to the sense of satisfaction for people living in Flanders is their home and the neighbourhood in which they live. These factors account for around 85% of this feeling of satisfaction.

Almost 60% are satisfied with the available green spaces and local nature areas. However, other facilities, such as the state of the roads and childcare, scored less than half.

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