Jenny Peachey and Jennifer Wallace, Carnegie UK
Year: 2024
ISBN: 978-1-7384384-1-9

The Life in the UK index is a three-year demonstrator project designed to measure the collective wellbeing of the people of the UK, looking at social, economic, environmental, and democratic aspects of life.  This landmark research, conducted in partnership with Ipsos, is based on a survey of more than 6900 people.

This insights paper presents further detail on the inequalities we identified in collective, social, economic, environmental and democratic wellbeing by index of multiple deprivation in the UK. It reveals that homeowners are doing better than social housing and private tenants across all areas.

For example, in comparison to homeowners, social housing tenants are:

  • Almost four times more likely to report poor health
  • Around three times more likely to report poor mental health, dissatisfaction with education and skills, inability to afford adequately warm homes, enough food for everyone in the household, an annual holiday and to socialise outside the house.
  • Around twice as likely to report feeling unsafe walking alone at night, experience of a great deal or fair amount of discrimination and finding it difficult to access a grocery store/supermarket on foot.
  • Significantly more likely to report low levels of trust in local councils, legal system and courts, and the police.

Other reports in this series include:

Jurisdictional reports

Demographic reports

Methodological reports

Carnegie UK has and will continue to follow the principles of the Code of Practice for Statistics in the production of our Life in the UK index. We outline how we will adhere to these principles in our Voluntary Statement of Compliance.

You can access the full data tables associated with this research here.



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