The happiest and unhappiest places to live in Surrey, according to ONS data

The happiest places to live in Surrey have been revealed, according to official data based on personal well-being from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Out of the 11 boroughs and districts in Surrey, Spelthorne, which includes places such as Staines, Sunbury and Shepperton, is the happiest place to live, with a score of 7.9 out of 10.

The area which is the unhappiest place to live is Surrey Heath, with a score of 7.3 out of 10.

The ONS has broken down the average ratings of four factors, including life satisfaction, the feeling that the things done in life are worthwhile, happiness and anxiety, to measure personal well-being across the UK.

The latest data covers the period between April 2019 and March 2020. This time frame includes the build-up to the first national lockdown on March 23, 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The personal well-being estimates are from the Annual Population Survey, which provides a representative sample of those living in private residential households in the UK.

It’s important to note that people living in communal establishments, such as care homes, or other non-household situations are not represented in this survey.

Below, SurreyLive has ranked every area in the county from the most to the least happy, using the latest ONS data, and included the scores for the other three factors.

1. Spelthorne

Happiness: 7.9

Life satisfaction: 7.9

Worthwhile: 8.3

Anxiety: 3.0

2. Epsom and Ewell

Happiness: 7.8

Life satisfaction: 8.0

Worthwhile: 8.3

Anxiety: 2.9

2. Elmbridge

Happiness: 7.8

Life satisfaction: 7.7

Worthwhile: 7.8

Anxiety: 3.2

2. Mole Valley

Happiness: 7.8

Life satisfaction: 7.7

Worthwhile: 8.1

Anxiety: 3.2

2. Runnymede

Happiness: 7.8

Life satisfaction: 7.7

Worthwhile: 8.0

Anxiety: 2.5

6. Tandridge

Happiness: 7.6

Life satisfaction: 7.7

Worthwhile: 7.7

Anxiety: 2.7

6. Woking

Happiness: 7.6

Life satisfaction: 7.8

Worthwhile: 8.0

Anxiety: 3.6

8. Reigate and Banstead

Happiness: 7.5

Life satisfaction: 7.7

Worthwhile: 7.9

Anxiety: 3.2

8. Waverley

Happiness: 7.5

Life satisfaction: 7.7

Worthwhile: 8.1

Anxiety: 3.0

10. Guildford

Happiness: 7.4

Life satisfaction: 7.6

Worthwhile: 7.9

Anxiety: 3.4

11. Surrey Heath

Happiness: 7.3

Life satisfaction: 7.5

Worthwhile: 7.7

Anxiety: 3.5

For more information, see the ONS’ website here.

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