Can't get no satisfaction in Midlands!
The Office of National Statistics figures are based on "subjective well-being" and is part of a programme to measure national well-being.
Although experimental statistics, they reveal differences in "happiness" according to a variety of factors, including sex, employment, age, marital status and ethnic background. The data suggests married couples are more satisfied with their lives than those who live together and women are generally more satisfied and happier, yet also more anxious than men.
People in the London and the West Midlands were the least satisfied with their lives, scoring 7.2 out of ten, while those in the South East and South West scored 7.5.