We made the top 20 best places to live in the UK 2014

Posted: Dec 31, 2014

Both Wokingham and Bracknell Forest (Conservative-led councils) made the list.

The Halifax Quality of Life Survey placed Wokingham 9th and Bracknell Forest 16th once again both scoring highly on a number of measures, including residents’ health and well being, education, employment levels, low crime rates, good weather and good broadband access.

1. Hart, South East
2. Elmbridge, South East
3. Winchester, South East
4. Rutland, East Midlands
5. Chiltern, South East
6. Uttlesford, East of England
7. South Northamptonshire, East Midlands
8. Rushcliffe, East Midlands
9. Wokingham, South East (in 2013 – 9th)
10. Waverley, South East
11. Warwick, Warwickshire
12. St Albans, East of England
13. South Cambridgeshire, East of England
14. Sevenoaks, South East
15. Richmond upon Thames, South East
16. Bracknell Forest, South East (in 2013 – 39th)
17. Mid Sussex, South East
18. Huntingdonshire, East of England
19. Mole Valley, South East
20. Surrey Heath, South East
21. South Oxfordshire, South East
22. Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
23. Guildford, South East
24. Babergh, East of England
25. Chelmsford, East of England
26. Windsor and Maidenhead, South East
27. Reigate and Banstead, South East
28. East Hertfordshire, East of England
29. Basingstoke and Deane, South East
30. West Oxfordshire, South East
31. Tunbridge Wells, South East
32. North Hertfordshire, East of England
33. South Kesteven, East Midlands
34. Kensington and Chelsea, London
35. Rugby, West Midlands
36. Woking, South East
37. Bromley, London
38. Ashford, South East
39. East Cambridgeshire, East of England
40. North Kesteven, East Midlands
41. Aylesbury Vale, South East
42. Tonbridge and Malling, South East
43. Wealden, South East
44. Maidstone, South East
45. Mid Suffolk, East of England
46. Wycombe, South East
47. Orkney Islands, Scotland
48. Epsom and Ewell, South East
49. Central Bedfordshire, East of England
50. Hambleton, Yorkshire and The Humber

The report, which is the ninth that Halifax has produced, crunches statistics from various sources to come up with an overall measure quality of life. Its sources include Office for National Statistics data, figures from various government departments and information from the Met Office.

 

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