Padang, (Antara Sumbar) - Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) of West Sumatra said married people are much happier than unmarried based on a survey measuring the happiness level of 2017.
"Married residents have the highest indexes of life satisfaction and dimensions of feelings compared to other marital statuses," West Sumatra BPS chief, Sukardi said in Padang on Tuesday (August 15).
While in terms of personal life satisfaction, married population has the highest index of 67.72, he continued.
He explained the method used in measuring the happiness index is taking a sample of 2,550 households spread across 19 districts and municipalities.
According to the happiness index composed of life satisfaction refers to objective conditions of 10 domains of essential life experienced by population, the dimensions of feelings that describe experiences related to feelings of life and the picture of hedonism degree.
"Then the meaning of life in the realm of positive psychology that describes the meaningfulness of one's life," he said
He said in 2017, West Sumatra happiness index rose to 72.43 compared to 2014 which was only 66.69.
"In the year of 2014 and then, the value is lower. We are still in higher dimension of life satisfaction has touched 72.27, the dimension of feeling 70.21 and dimensions of life meaning 74.64," he pointed out.
Meanwhile from the age side of the most happy age group in West Sumatra is in the age of 25 to 40 years.
"Then, the index of family harmony in West Sumatra reached 81.82," he said.
This means that families in West Sumatra harmonious and this figure increased compared to 2014 which is only 78.87, he said.
Subsequent residents who live in urban areas are also happier compared to rural areas with a score of 74.55, he added. (cha)
Editor: Vicha Faradika