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Happiest places in Britain mapped

28th August 2008

Researchers say that the happiest place in Britain is Powys, the most sparsely populated county in Wales, while the most miserable location is Edinburgh.

A team from the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester used data about people’s sense of wellbeing from the British Household Panel Survey to draw up the happiness map. Factors such as employment, health and educational qualifications were also added in. However, they stress that happiness has more to do with personal circumstances than with physical location.

 

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