East Yorks retirees among Britain’s likeliest to be happy

Published: Monday 7th March 2016 by The News Editor

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Retired people in Hull and East Yorkshire are among the nation’s likeliest to be happy and free of financial worries, the results of a new survey suggest.

Insurer Aviva asked people throughout the country to rate their happiness.

Nationwide nearly one in seven retirees describe themselves as being extremely happy with those in the Yorkshire and Humberside region the most likely to be comfortable enough to not have to worry about money.

The survey’s results suggest that while people are less happy in their 40s than they were in their 30s, they start becoming more content again when they get into their 50s.

Some 36% of the 50-somethings surveyed consider themselves to be quite happy with another 7% feeling extremely happy.

That compares with rates of 33% and 5% among those in their 40s, many of whom have both dependent children and ageing parents.

But by the time people get into their 60s and 70s they are even happier, the research indicates.

More than half (51%) those aged 60 to 64 rate themselves as either extremely or quite happy with that proportion rising to 59% among those aged between 65 and 74. Two-thirds of those aged 75 and over, meanwhile, say they are happy.

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Published: Monday 7th March 2016 by The News Editor

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