Horsham among happiest places in the UK

People from Horsham are among the happiest in the UK, according to the study. Picture: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

People from Horsham are among the happiest in the UK, according to the study. Picture: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

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Are you as happy as the Government thinks you are?

If you live in Horsham it thinks you’re very happy indeed.

Horsham residents are amongst the happiest in the nation, scoring 7.69 out of ten, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

People across the UK were posed the question ‘overall, how happy did you feel yesterday?’ and asked to give a number out of ten.

The ONS then generated average scores for different areas of the country.

The average happiness figure for the UK was 7.4, with Mid and East Antrim in Northern Ireland smiling at the head of the pack at 8.21.

The Annual Population Survey looked at three other areas of well-being in addition to happiness: life satisfaction, how worthwhile you feel the things you do are and anxiety.

Horsham again scored highly for life satisfaction - 8.14 out of ten against a national average of 7.6, and for the worthwhile category (8.23 with a UK average of 7.8).

People in Horsham are also less anxious than the rest of the nation, according to the ONS, giving an average of 2.68 against a UK figure of 2.9.

You can view an interactive map of the scores on the ONS website.

Do you agree with the findings? Think Horsham should have won it all? Let us know in the comments!

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