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Promoted by a large number of initiatives from both the scientific and the academic world, as well as from European and international organisations (United Nations, OECD, European Commission, Eurostat). Measuring the progress of society and well-being of individuals implies increasing the number of economic development indicators traditionally used for measuring growth and well-being (GDP, other aggregate indicators from National Accounts).

This release presents the multidimensional measurement of the quality of life, including a set of indicators grouped in 9 dimensions and disaggregated by individual characteristics (sex, age, type of household, type of income, level of education, nationality, level of urbanisation) and geographical scope (Autonomous Communities, EU). Further information.

 Indicators by dimension (Published: 19 October 2016)

Multidimensional analysis (Published: 15 March 2017)

In this section is made the combined analysis of the nine dimensions, included in this publication, of the quality of life indicators, through the construction of radar charts. The use of these charts was one of the recommendations from the report passed by the European Statistical System Committee, in which suggestions were made for measuring the quality of life. The relative position regarding shortages, deprivation or disadvantages of certain population groups in each of the nine dimensions is compared by selecting the main indicators that provide key information about the dimension. Further information.

European comparative analysis

Infographic: Quality of life in the European Union