All smiles; where Australia’s happiest singles live
What is the World Happiness Report?
The pursuit of happiness should never be underestimated – after all it’s a basic human need that’s vital to leading a rich and fulfilling life. There are a whole host of different variables that contribute to happiness; no wonder why it’s a subject that’s been mulled over by some of the most amazing minds throughout history. Philosophising aside, having a happy relationship with a partner is a central part of feeling content, and that’s one of the reasons EliteSingles is always so intrigued by the World Happiness Report.
The report in question is a large-scale quantitative survey that assesses the state of global happiness. Released in tandem with the United Nation’s (UN) International Day of Happiness, an event established in 2012 by UN advisor Jayme Illien, the report ranks 155 countries based on their happiness levels.
2017’s edition is the fifth of its kind to be released. One of its main purposes is to inform executive debates the UN has on happiness and well-being. It continues to gain recognition from governments, NGOs and civil societies worldwide as a reliable indicator of happiness. Given that happiness is widely regarded as integral to social progress, the study is increasingly being used by policymakers to design and implement legislation.
Australia’s top 10 happiest places
Out of 150-plus nations Australia registered as the 9th happiest country in the world, beating America (14th) and Britain (19th) to make it into the top 10 (though New Zealand edged it into 8th spot!). On the back of an impressive result, our research team was curious to take a closer look at happiness levels in Australia.
Based on anonymous data collated from 14,700 Aussie singles registered with EliteSingles, we examined how highly respondents scored themselves when asked how happy they felt. From this we were then able to geographically pinpoint where Australia’s jolliest singles reside.
So, if you’re eager to meet someone whose brow is seldom furrowed, here are the top 10 Aussie places where you might be able to find an upbeat partner...
1. Geelong (VIC)
2. Sunshine Coast (QLD)
3. Ballarat (VIC)
4. Toowoomba (QLD)
5. Gold Coast (QLD)
6. Mandurah (WA)
7. Darwin (NT)
8. Cairns (QLD)
9. Port Macquarie (NSW)
10. Brisbane (QLD)