The Office for National Statistics has identified 10 aspects of life that people said mattered to their well-being. These include personal well-being, relationships, health, the economy, and the environment.
The average happiness score across the UK is 7.48 out of 10. Residents in Na h-Eileanan Siar (Outer Hebrides) in Scotland are the happiest across the whole of the UK, scoring 8.24 out of 10. This area is also currently seeing some of the strongest rates of house price growth, although this will be calculated off low sample sizes.
Within the personal well-being category, people are asked to rank their happiness on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 is “not at all” and 10 is “completely”.
Mid and East Antrim in Northern Ireland is in second place and, topping the leader board as the happiest place in England is the area of Newark and Sherwood in the East Midlands.