Findings on happiness in Ambrey et al. (2013): study AU Queensland 2000

Author(s)Ambrey, C.L.; Chan, A. Y.; Fleming, C.M.
TitleEstimating the Cost of Air Pollution in South East Queensland: An Application of the Life Satisfaction Non-Market Valuation Approach.
SourceAARES Paper, 2013, Sydney, Australia
Public45+ aged general public, South East Queensland, Australia, 2000-2001
Last assesment2001
Survey nameAU-HILDA 2001
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =923
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life? I want you to pick a number between 0 and 10 that indicates your level of satisfaction. The more satisfied you are, the higher the number you should pick. The less satisfied you are, the lower the number. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 This item is at the end of a list of identical questions about satisfaction in specific domains of life: home, employment opportunities, financial situation, safety, neighborhood, health and free time
Page in publication7.17
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.60

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Aboriginal identityE04ab03aEthnic status in Australia
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Education levelsE01ab02Level of school-education
Employment statusE02abCurrent employment status
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Health conditionH14ab02dChronic illness
Household incomeI01ab03Household income
ImmigrantM07aa05Country of origin
ImmigrantE04ab03aEthnic status in Australia, also classified as above ↑
Importance of religionR12afAttitudes to religion
Living yearsH22aa01Earlier housing
Living yearsL16aa02baLength of residence, also classified as above ↑
Living yearsL05ab02Specific life-changes, also classified as above ↑
Local statusL17ab01Local social cohesion
Local statusL17ab02Safety in vinicity, also classified as above ↑
Local statusL17ab01cSocial contacts in vinicity, also classified as above ↑
Lone parentF02ab01Single parent
Major cityL13ab02dSize of urban setting
Marital statusM02aa01Married vs never married
Marital statusM02ab01fVs co-habiting, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02ab01aVs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Non- participantI06aa02cOthers present during interview
Number of childrenC03ab01Number of children
PersonalityP05aoConscientious, also classified as above ↑
PersonalityP05ayEmotional, also classified as above ↑
PersonalityP05azExtraverted, also classified as above ↑
PersonalityP05cfOutgoing, also classified as above ↑
PollutionL13ab03abLocal pollution
Poor EnglishL01adProblems with the language
SEFIA indexL17ab04Socio-economic status of vinicity
Self-employedE02ae03Self employed
UnemployedE02ab03bLooking for work
Wind speedL13ab05cWind