There actually is ‘no place like dwelling’, particularly should you occur to reside in Winchester, which has topped the 2019 Royal Mail UK Happiness Index.
The research, which has recognized the happiest locations to reside throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Eire, has discovered that probably the most content material residents in England hail from the historic Hampshire metropolis.
Happiest place to reside within the UK – Winchester
In line with Royal Mail, Winchester residents prevailed on the happiness scale due to ‘the native authority’s excessive earnings’, ‘a excessive reported sense of well-being from residents’, and ‘low ranges of deprivation.’
The findings are primarily based on an index composed of eight measures related to folks’s happiness, together with private well-being, life expectancy, earnings, inequality, carbon emissions, crime, deprivation and entry to well being companies.
A spokesperson for Royal Mail mentioned, ‘This new research takes a have a look at the areas throughout the UK sparking probably the most pleasure. For folks throughout the UK seeking to reside in or go to the happiest locations, there are lots to select from.’
The South East of England dominated the record, with 5 different native authorities from the area ranked within the high ten. Babergh, a rural space in Suffolk, positioned second due to its low carbon emissions and good entry to well being companies.
Happiest place to reside in Scotland – East Renfrewshire
In Scotland, East Renfrewshire topped the record, scoring within the 90th percentile throughout all native authorities within the UK for earnings.
Taking second place is East Dunbartonshire, which scores within the 60th percentile by comparability. East Dunbartonshire boasts low ranges of crime and likewise scores extremely on the entry to well being companies measure, a feat that’s repeated throughout all the native authorities in Scotland’s high ten.
Happiest place to reside in Wales – Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire took first place in Wales, with the very best life expectancy, earnings and low ranges of crime and deprivation incomes it the highest spot.
Vale of Glamorgan adopted intently behind due to its entry to well being companies within the nation.
Happiest place to reside in Northern Eire
In Northern Eire, all high 5 native authorities had been discovered to have a ‘very comparable total index’. The outer suburbs of Belfast, Lisburn and Castlereagh had been named probably the most cheerful, due to low stage of carbon emissions and good entry to well being companies.
Final yr, the happiest space to reside in England was really the Essex seaside city of Leigh-on-Sea, which didn’t even function on this yr’s high 10.
In line with Rightmove’s Pleased Dwelling survey 2018, Leigh-on-Sea scored extremely in areas together with sense of neighborhood spirit and the wealth of native eating places and retailers on supply.
It was the second time in three years that the seaside city topped Rightmove’s survey.
The place would you be blissful to reside?