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29.03.12

Almost one in two adults has poor work-life balance

New research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) highlights the importance of obtaining a good work-life balance.

The Measuring the National Well-being Programme found that 48.4% of adults over the age of 16 inGreat Britainreported a relatively low satisfaction with their work-life balance.

Other statistics showed that 62.6% of adults above the age of 16 in theUKare somewhat, mostly or completely satisfied with the amount of leisure time they have. 54.1% of adults inEnglandhad participated in some type of sport or physical activity in the four weeks before the survey was conducted.

The programme has already conducted a public consultation to identify key measures that contribute to the nation’s wellbeing, such as health, education and employment. Data will be published for wellbeing in local areas this July.

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