Are you as happy as the Government thinks you are?
If you live in Crawley it thinks you’re happier than most of the country.
Crawley residents are amongst the happiest in the nation, scoring 7.55 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.
Crawley scored 7.74 out of ten, just over the national average of 7.6, and 7.83 for the worthwhile category with a UK average of 7.8.
People in Crawley are also far less anxious than the rest of the nation, according to the ONS, giving an average of 2.32 against a UK figure of 2.9.
You can view an interactive map of the scores on the ONS website.
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