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People in Wiltshire are the fourth happiest in the country according to the results of a recent independent survey.
Those who are married, have jobs and own their own homes are the most likely to be satisfied with their lives, the first national well-being survey says.
Conservative Council leader, Jane Scott, said: “This doesn’t surprise me as the enthusiasm and the happiness I saw from our communities celebrating the Jubilee and the Torch relay was fantastic. More than 50 percent of people in the county came out and I think it shows what a strong community spirit we have in Wiltshire.
“We live in a beautiful county which is one of the safest and healthiest places to live, with low unemployment. However we must not rest on our laurels and, although the survey suggests older people and teenagers are the happiest groups, we must continue to work hard with our partners to support them.”
As a general trend, people were the most satisfied with life in their teenage years and when they reached retirement age, with happiness levels dipping during middle age.