National wellbeing has not suffered significantly during the economic downturn.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that one-in-eight people are struggling financially and that real incomes have fallen, but life satisfaction has remained stable in the past ten years.
Good life expectancy data has also increased people's overall satisfaction with their health.
National Statistician Jil Matheson said: "These findings emphasise the need to look beyond the average or national picture – it is understanding these differences that will highlight the real areas of need."
Launched two years ago, the National Wellbeing programme seeks to bring together the relevant economic, social and environmental statistics to give an indication of the country's overall mood.
Respondents were asked to give a rating as to how satisfied they are with their lives and 75.9 per cent of people in the UK recorded a score of either medium or high.
People in the south-east were found to be the most content with their situation (78.5 per cent), while the West Midlands recorded the lowest general satisfaction rating (72.9 per cent).