Life satisfaction

In 2017, the population aged 15 and over in Belgium assessed their life satisfaction with an average score of 6.9 out of 10. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must not decrease.

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Life satisfaction - Belgium and international comparison

average score 0-10

population aged 15 years and over

 200520102012201320142015201620172017//20052017//2012
Belgium7.36.96.97.16.96.96.96.9-0.40.0
Germany6.66.76.77.07.07.06.97.10.61.1
France7.16.86.76.76.56.46.56.6-0.60.0
Netherlands7.57.57.57.47.37.37.57.50.00.0
//: Average Growth Rates

For some years (2006, 2007 and 2009), data are not available for all countries.

Gallup World Poll (2018), based on Helliwell, J., Layard, R. & Sachs, J. (2018), World Happiness Report 2018, New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

UN target: 3.4 - By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 3.4.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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