A Map of Life Satisfaction in the UK: How Happy are Your Employees?

February 11, 2016
Happiest Places in the UK

I think it’s safe to say that almost all employers want their employees to be happy. Even if it isn’t for noble reasons like actually caring for their people, the vast majority of employers at the very least realise that happier employees are more productive employees.

This month, the Office for National Statistics released three years’ worth of data on how people in the UK rate their well-being and life satisfaction. So if currently deciding where to open your next office, maybe this table of results will help you decide.

Here are the 5 best and 5 worst locations in the UK, specified by the name of their local government district, over the last 3 years. Scores are average out of 10.

The 5 Happiest Places in the UK

Eilean Siar (Outer Hebrides): 8.2

Orkney Islands (Scottish Isles): 8.14

Fermanagh and Omagh (Northern Ireland): 8.13

Hart (Hampshire, England): 8.11

Eden (Cumbria, England): 8

The 5 Unhappiest Places in the UK

Harlow (Essex, England): 6.97

Wolverhampton (West Midlands, England): 7.02

Derry and Strabane (Northwest Ireland): 7.09

Boston  7.13

Greenwich 7.16

Source ons.gov.uk

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