Mental Wellbeing

The mean Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) score in 2021 was 48.6. This is significantly higher than the mean WEMWBS score in 2019 (49.8). Find out more about this indicator.

In 2021, the WEMWBS mean score for adults was 48.6, the lowest figure in the time series. This is significantly lower than the WEMWBS mean score for adults in 2019 (49.8). Across the time series mean scores have previously ranged between 49.4 and 50.0.

Adults aged 65-74 years old had the highest average wellbeing scores (52.0) in 2021, whilst adults age 25-34 has the lowest wellbeing scores (46.0).

The wellbeing scores were not significantly different for men (49.0) and women (48.3) in 2021.

Those living in the most deprived areas had lower average mental wellbeing scores (46.8) compared to those living in the least deprived areas (50.5).

People with a limiting long-term health condition had lower mental wellbeing scores (44.7) than those who did not have a limiting long-term condition (50.4).

There was little difference in mental wellbeing scores between urban areas (48.5) and rural areas (48.9).

Performance Worsening

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