People who live in Orkney, Shetland and Eilean Siar report the highest levels of life satisfaction, self-worth and happiness across the whole of Great Britain, new Office for National Statistics (ONS) data show.
Locals also have very low levels of anxiety, coming second in the table only to Dumfries and Galloway, the ONS said.
At the other end of the scale, people living in Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands have the lowest levels of self-worth and life satisfaction.
The data, which was collated by polling 165,000 people, also paints a picture of wellbeing across the UK.
ONS officials asked people to rate how satisfied they are with their lives, how worthwhile they feel their lives are, how happy they feel and how anxious they feel on a scale of zero to 10 - zero being 'not at all' and 10 being 'completely'.
They found that the highest proportion of people who gave the top scores for life satisfaction, worthwhile and happiness were in Northern Ireland. England had the lowest proportion of people who gave themselves the top scores for happiness and life satisfaction.
Meanwhile Scotland appears to be the most laid-back country - having the highest proportion of people who gave themselves very low anxiety scores.
The ONS report says that the factors most associated with personal wellbeing are health, employment and relationship status.