Childhood happiness

The information below was taken from the 3 City Survey.  More information is provided in the notes section at the bottom of the page.

Childhood happiness in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester

Happy childhoodClick on graph to expand

Glasgow and Liverpool had a similar percentage responding that their childhood had been either very happy or fairly happy (84% and 84.5% respectively), slightly higher than in Manchester (81%).

Childhood unhappiness in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester

Unhappy childhoodClick on graph to expand

7% of Glasgow respondents to the 3 City Survey rated their childhood as very or fairly unhappy, a similar result to Manchester (6.1%), but lower than Liverpool (10%).


The 3 City Survey was carried out in partnership between the Glasgow Centre for Population Health and Health Scotland.  The full report can be found here.

The survey was carried out between July and November 2011.  The sample size was 3,701 in total (1,288 in Glasgow, 1,202 in Liverpool and 1,211 in Manchester). This was achieved with an overall 55% response rate, ranging from 53% in Manchester to 58% in Glasgow (the rate for Liverpool was 55%), and from 53% in the least deprived areas of the three cities to 58% in the most deprived areas.

Additional Resources

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    Sunday, 1 November 2009

    Miniature Glasgow - Video

    An extension of the GCPH's work profiling Glasgow's health, produced in collaboration with the International Future Forum.
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