Happiest Scots earn over £40k and don’t live alone
than when the survey began in 2015.
Mid-Scotland produced the highest recorded happiness score in the three-year history of the study.
In addition, those in the Central Scotland area are almost 50% more happy than they were last year, but last year’s happiest group – those living in Fife – are 17% less happy in 2017.
The least happy group was Glasgow, with the index showing people there are 40% less happy than those in Mid-Scotland.
The index continues to show that contentment improves with age, with those 65 and over remaining the happiest in Scotland. People aged between 35 and 44 were found to be the least happy. People living in pairs scored the highest results for happiness, while those living alone are the least happy for the second year running.
Those with the lowest personal and household incomes recorded the lowest happiness scores, while the happiest group was those with personal and household incomes between £40,000 and £59,999.
Bank of Scotland director Mike Moran said: “Overall, happiness in Scotland has never been higher, with the index showing growth every year since 2015, and increasing by 8% in the last year alone.”
The findings are based on 2,007 online interviews with adults.