This week the Office for National Statistics released the results of a public consultation on indicators which the British public feel should be used to measure happiness National Statistician’s Reflections on the National Debate on Measuring National Well-being: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/article.asp?id=2718
On the same theme:
OECD better life index http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/ has created an interactive tool to allow citizens to compare well-being across 34 countries. It uses 11 dimensions including material living conditions and quality of life: housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety, work-life balance.
Also try the mappiness index http://www.mappiness.org.uk/ which is mapping levels of happiness across the UK.
The World Database of happiness research http://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/ directed by: Ruut Veenhoven, Erasmus University Rotterdam provides free access to a bibliography of articles in academic journals plus a database of measures.