People in Bucks among happiest in the country

Aerial view of Haddenham in Buckinghamshire
Aerial view of Haddenham in Buckinghamshire

Bucks scored over the national average in a survey on people’s well-being across the UK, figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal.

The survey looked at people’s well-being in relation to four different categories - life satisfaction, worthwhileness, happiness and anxiety.

Bucks scored over the national average on the questions of worthwhileness and happiness, achieving scores of 7.9 and 7.4 out of 10 respectively.

On the third question of life satisfaction, the county achieved a score of 7.5, the same as the national average.

The final question was related to anxiety and although Bucks scored a much lower 3 out of 10, it was still in line with the national average.

The survey also reveals that people living in Orkney and Shetland are the happiest, while people in Stoke-on-Trent are the least happy.

Milton Keynes is ranked in the top six worst places for high levels of anxiety.

The full results of the survey can be viewed here