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Chiltern district in top 5 happiest places to live in UK

Chiltern district in top 5 happiest places to live in UK

Published by Dan Gooding at 7:19am 26th March 2019.

Part of Buckinghamshire has been named in the top five happiest places to live in the UK.

The Chiltern District came fourth in the Royal Mail list, revealed this morning.

The area had the highest score for life expectancy in the region and the second highest score for access to health services.

Winchester claims the top happiness spot for England.

A spokesperson for Royal Mail said:

“This new study takes a look at the areas across the UK sparking the most joy.

"For people across the UK looking to live in or visit the happiest places, there are plenty to choose from.

"Royal Mail connects communities and businesses across the UK, delivering to nearly 30 million addresses.”

Winchester wins

Winchester in South East England claims the top spot in the Royal Mail UK Happiness Index, largely driven by the local authority’s high earnings, a high reported sense of well-being from residents and low levels of deprivation.

In England. the South East dominated the list, with five other local authorities from the region ranked in the top ten.

Some of the highest earnings, reported sense of well-being, life expectancy and access to health services across the UK were recorded by local authorities in the region.

Winchester took the top spot

Other happy places

In second place was Babergh, a local government district in Suffolk, the East of England. Primarily a rural area, the local authority scored the highest ranking for low carbon emissions, while its access to health services also contributed to its high placement.

Ruschliffe in the East Midlands and Ribble Valley in the North West came in at number three and number five, respectively. Both areas boast low levels of deprivation and crime and enjoy high well-being scores.

Waverley (sixth), Surrey Heath (eighth), Elmbridge (ninth) and Epsom and Ewell (tenth) in the South East, as well as Forest Heath (seventh) in the East, complete the top ten list.

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