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Proposed Domains and Headline Indicators for Measuring National Well-being

Opening date: 31 October 2011
Closing date: 23 January 2012
Department: Office for National Statistics
Category: General

Discussion paper for consultation

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Measuring National Well-being (MNW) programme aims to develop and publish an accepted and trusted set of National Statistics to understand and monitor well-being.

The programme was launched in November 2010 with a national debate on ‘What matters to you?’ to improve understanding of what should be included in measures of the nation’s well-being.

This consultation seeks your views on a proposed set of domains (aspects of national well-being) and headline indicators which are outlined in the discussion paper.

The domains and indicators have been developed from responses to the national debate, research into well-being and international initiatives.

How to respond

Please read the discussion paper and then respond via:

The consultation will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and will close on 23 January 2012.

Responses from this consultation will be used to further develop the domains and measures of national well-being.

ONS will publish a response to the views expressed during the consultation approximately eight weeks after the consultation closes.

Paul Allin
Director: Measuring National Well-being Programme
Office for National Statistics

Contact for queries regarding this consultation: Jen Beaumont on (0)1633 651 622 or email

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