Well-being survey: Fermanagh and Omagh ‘happiest in UK’
23 September 2015
From the section UK
The happiest place in the UK is the area of Fermanagh and Omagh in Northern Ireland, a survey has suggested.
Meanwhile Bolsover, in Derbyshire, came lowest in the categories of happiness, worthiness and life satisfaction.
Highest anxiety levels were in Pendle, Lancashire, the Office for National Statistics poll of 165,000 adults said.
The ONS warned the findings suggested a “growing inequality” between people rating their lives highly and those reporting low levels of well-being.
It said ministers needed to consider how to address this apparent disparity.
‘Lower well-being in London’
Personal well-being has risen every year since 2011/12 when data was first collected, suggesting more people in the UK are feeling positive about life, the ONS said.
The greatest improvement in that period has been for levels of anxiety, it added.
People were questioned on four measures of well-being:
Worthiness – feeling life was worthwhile
Northern Ireland recorded higher average ratings for well-being for all measures except anxiety, which the ONS says has been the case for the past four years.
Wales was the only country to not have any significant improvement in the last financial year, according to the ONS.
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Source:: BBC UK