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United Kingdom

United Kingdom Lifestyle Stats

Definitions

  • Cannabis use: Percentage share of people who have used cannabis, generally including people 15 and above. Different nations have, however, focussed their studies on different age groups. United States and Netherlands: data for years 12 and above. Greece: Data for ages 12 to 64. Australia: data for ages 14 and above. United Kingdom: data for ages 16 to 59. Germany: data for ages 18-59. Denmark and France: data for ages 18 to 69. Data for 1998 or 1999 in most cases. Germany, Poland, and Spain: data for 1997. Austria: data for 1996. Denmark, France and Ireland: data for 1995.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > Current: Alcohol consumption - Litres per capita by population aged above 15. (Data for 2003).
  • Food and drink > Beer > Consumption: Litres of beer consumed per person per year (2002).
  • Food and drink > Coffee > Consumption: Kilograms of coffee consumed per person per year, 2002.
  • Food and drink > Exports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels)."
  • Food and drink > Fruit juice > Consumption: Consumption of fruit juices. Litres per person per year, 2002.
  • Food and drink > Pork > Consumption per capita: Measures taken in 1997 and based on carcass weight. Selected Nations only.
  • Food and drink > Soft drink > Consumption: Consumption of carbonated soft drinks. Litres per person per year, 2002.
  • Food and drink > Subway resturants: Number of Subway resturants by country
  • Food and drink > Tea > Consumption: Kilograms of tea consumed per person per year, 2002.
  • Happiness level > Very happy: Proportion of people who answered the survey question: "Taking all things together, would you say you are: very happy, quite happy, not very happy, or not at all happy?" by stating that they were "Very happy".
  • Happiness net: This statistic is compiled from responses to the survey question: "Taking all things together, would you say you are: very happy, quite happy, not very happy, or not at all happy?". The "Happiness (net)" statistic was obtained via the following formula: the percentage of people who rated themselves as either "quite happy" or "very happy" minus the percentage of people who rated themselves as either "not very happy" or "not at all happy".
  • Life satisfaction: Most scores are based on responses to the following question: "All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole now? 1 dissatisfied to10 satisfied" (item code O-SLW/c/sq/n/10/a). Scores of ten nations are based on responses to a somewhat different question: "Suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder the worst possible life. Where on this ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?" The response was rated on a ladder scale ranging from 0 to 10 (item code O-BW/c/sq/l/11/c). We transformed the scores using the information of nations in which both this item and the above question on life-satisfaction had been used in about the same years.
  • Quality of life index: Quality of Life Index is an estimation of overall quality of life by using empirical formula (the formula is an our opinion and it's based on experiments). The actual formula might be changed. Currently, we put the highest weight to pollution - if the environment is polluted too much, the economy or safety cannot fulfill it. We put the second highest importance to safety, since it is more important to feel safe rather than wealthy, in our opinion. etc. The number 65 is added so that the numbers are in such range so it rarely goes under zero (65 is a range modifier).
  • Roller coasters: Number of roller coasters in each country. Includes both wooden and steel constructions.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Cannabis use 9% 1999 4th out of 26
Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > Current 11.2 litres per capita 2003 9th out of 30
Food and drink > Beer > Consumption 97 litres 2002 6th out of 18
Food and drink > Coffee > Consumption 1.2 kgs 2002 16th out of 18
Food and drink > Exports 6.58 2009 89th out of 116
Food and drink > Fruit juice > Consumption 29.3 litres 2002 8th out of 18
Food and drink > Pork > Consumption per capita 54.3 1997 13th out of 18
Food and drink > Soft drink > Consumption 96.5 litres 2002 7th out of 18
Food and drink > Subway resturants 564 2006 4th out of 82
Food and drink > Tea > Consumption 2.3 kgs 2002 1st out of 18
Happiness level > Very happy 38% 2005 10th out of 50
Happiness net 87% 2005 9th out of 50
Life satisfaction 7.2 2004 16th out of 69
Quality of life index 149.05 2014 15th out of 69
Roller coasters 160 2006 3rd out of 75

SOURCES: OECD; OECD Health Data 2005; Global Market Information Database, published by Euromonitor; World Bank staff estimates from the Comtrade database maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.; USDA Census of Agriculture; Subway, 2006.; World Values Survey 2005; World Database of Happiness, Happiness in Nations, Rank Report 2004/1  Average happiness in 90 nations 1990-2000; quality of life; The Roller Coaster Database, 2006.

Citation

"United Kingdom Lifestyle Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/United-Kingdom/Lifestyle

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To get rid of the British Lifestyle Survey callers, I tell them that I charge £3 a question.
This also works for market researchers in the high street.

Posted on 13 Oct 2009

AlanC

AlanC

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Yes, British Life Style Survey calls are a nuisance. I tried being friendly, asking them questions, but, they take no notice.

The TPS can do nothing about the calls.

I don't like to do it, but, I decided to have some fun with them. Clearly, they are going to call back, and, if they want to waste my time, i'll waste theirs.

Posted on 07 Oct 2009

poshsimon

poshsimon

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I have just been called by British Lifestyle Survey and I asked if that was the company name. She hung up immediately! It is the second nuisance call I have had today despite also being registered with TPS! (The first was an automatic number dialling system and when I chose the option to speak to someone to get the company name, it put me through to an answering service!) I too am going to report it - the more reports they get, the more pressure they'll get to do something about it.

Posted on 05 Oct 2009

Robinson

Robinson

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I have had 2 calls in 3 days. I could not understand them for ages and even found myself apologising for their bad English - They assumed I was the person they actually asked for - not me, I asked to speak to someone else as the language barrier was a struggle. The floor manager came to the phone and talked v e r y s l o w l y to me but I still didnt get everything he said. I asked where he got my number from and he said "I honestly got it from the yellow pages" I said no, your not being honest as the name you called me does not exist for the number you called - he hung up. TPS probably wont be able to do anything as they are calling from outside the UK - I was already registered with TPS.

Posted on 29 Sep 2009

Ben Tennyson

Ben Tennyson

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Brtish Lifestyle Survey: I have been rung four times today, within the space of three hours, by four different people - all with Indian accents but professing to English names like James and John. I asked each one in turn to remove me from the mailing list and not to ring me again. On the fourth call I asked to be put through to a supervisor who was as good as useless. I asked him if his company was registered at Companies House in London and he said yes, when I queried this and asked for the name of the company director he rang off. It seems very fishy indeed. Beware.

Posted on 28 Sep 2009

Elisa

Elisa

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I have just received two calls from british lifestyle survey.
There is nothing the TPS can do about these calls: they only act for telemarketing calls, not for surveys or charities etc. Nevertheless ~I have contacted them with the details asking for advice as it seems it doesn't matter how many times I ask these w***ers not to ring me back, they still do!! Grrrrr & number withheld. Maybe I should get withheld numbers blocked? Anyway, waiting to see what the TPS advise....

Posted on 15 Sep 2009

Nic JJ

Nic JJ

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I too have been harrassed by British Lifestyle Survey. Firstly I could not even understand who they were as the accent was so thick - which annoyed them. They started to confirm my name and address then to ask quite personal questions. I asked how they got my details as I have TPS and they declined to answer. I then said 'no more'and put the phone down. I also 1471'd and number not known. I also am reporting them to TPS.

Posted on 10 Sep 2009

Retired

Retired

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I have had six calls from British Lifestyle Survey in the last four days. I got one of them to tell me that they are calling from Bangladesh. They just will not take me from their lists so I am reporting them to the Telephone Preference Service. If they call you, treat them rough and tell them that you will report them for harassment.HFNRV

Posted on 07 Sep 2009

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