It is the first time that Eurostat collects information for all EU Member States about different dimensions of quality of life. These new statistics on material living conditions, employment, education, health, leisure, safety, rights, the environment and life satisfaction will complement traditional economic indicators such as GDP to measure social progress in society.
Well-being is determined amongst others by an appropriate level of income, having access to good quality jobs, education and social support.
Data are presented for the European Union and its Member States as well as for the EFTA countries.
Quality of life in Europe is available on Eurostat’s website.