The report looks at what factors are linked with people reporting high levels of job satisfaction.

People were more likely to have high job satisfaction if they:

  • lived in Powys, Pembrokeshire, Gwynedd or Neath Port Talbot compared with Newport and Conwy
  • were aged 60 and over or 30 to 39
  • had formal responsibility for supervising the work of other employees
  • had medium to high life satisfaction
  • were satisfied with their commute
  • were satisfied with the spare time they have
  • were satisfied with their financial situation.

We did not find a link between the following and job satisfaction:

  • gender
  • marital status
  • qualification levels
  • being Welsh-speaking
  • religion
  • tenure (e.g. renting or owning)
  • living in an urban or rural area
  • having children in the household
  • having household internet access
  • ability to keep up with bills and credit commitments.


Who is most likely to be satisfied with their job?, April 2013 to March 2014
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