The happiest and unhappiest places to live in Lancashire – and where has changed since last year

The Government’s annual national well-being measure has revealed the happiest and unhappiest places in Lancashire.

The period covered in the statistics includes the build-up to the national lockdown on March 23, 2020.

According to the statistics, Fylde and Pendle are the happiest places to live, with the area boasting a rating of 8.1 and 8.0 respectively – with 10 being the happiest.

Wyre was close behind with a rating of 7.8.

On the other side of the coin, it seems people are least happy in Rossendale, which had the lowest rating of 7.1, followed by Hyndburn with 7.2.

There was data published for all 14 local authorities across the county.

The survey is conducted by the Office of National Statistics and is conducted on a March to March basis.

Fylde

Lytham St Annes on the Fylde coast of Lancashire

Fylde has a ranking of 8.1

This was a slight decrease from 8.2 in the previous year.

It has also been rated as one of the least anxious places to live with a rating of 2.0.

Pendle

Stunning views over Pendle

Pendle has a ranking of 8.0.

This was a slight decrease from 7.3 in the previous year.

It has also been rated as one of the least anxious places to live with a rating of 2.4.

Wyre

Wyre has a ranking of 7.8.

This was a slight decrease from 7.9 in the previous year.

It has also been rated as one of the more anxious places to live with a rating of 3.0.

Ribble Valley

The beautiful village of Downham in the Ribble Valley

Ribble Valley has a ranking of 7.8.

This was a slight decrease from 8.3 in the previous year.

It has also been rated as one of the least anxious places to live with a rating of 2.8.

Preston

Preston has a ranking of 7.7.

This was a slight decrease from 7.8 in the previous year.

It has also been rated as one of the least anxious places to live with a rating of 2.9.

Blackburn with Darwen

Blackburn from above

Blackburn with Darwen has a ranking of 7.7.

This was the same as 7.7 in the previous year.

It has also been rated as one of the most anxious places to live with a rating of 3.0.

Chorley

Chorley has a ranking of 7.6.

This was a decrease from 7.9 in the previous year.

It has also been rated as one of the least anxious places to live with a rating of 2.6.

West Lancashire

View across Skelmersdale and West Lancashire towards Liverpool from Beacon Park
(Image: James Maloney)

West Lancashire has a ranking of 7.5.

This was a decrease from 7.7 in the previous year.

It has also been rated as the most anxious places to live with a rating of 3.4.

South Ribble

South Ribble has a ranking of 7.4.

This was a increase from 7.0 in the previous year.

It has also been rated as one of the more anxious places to live with a rating of 3.0.

Burnley

The Singing Ringing Tree sculpture near Burnley.
(Image: Colin Lane/Liverpool Echo)

Burnley has a ranking of 7.4.

This was a slight decrease from 7.2 in the previous year.

It has also been rated as one of the least anxious places to live with a rating of 2.0.

Blackpool

Blackpool has a ranking of 7.3.

This was a slight decrease from 7.4 in the previous year.

It has also been rated as one of the more anxious places to live with a rating of 3.1.

Lancaster

Halton Bridge over the River Lune at Lancaster
(Image: Ian Taylor)

Lancaster has a ranking of 7.2.

This was a slight decrease from 7.6 in the previous year.

It has also been rated as one of the more anxious places to live with a rating of 3.1.

Hyndburn

Hyndburn has a ranking of 7.2.

This was a slight decrease from 7.9 in the previous year.

It has also been rated as one of the most anxious places to live with a rating of 3.8.

Rossendale

Rossendale has a ranking of 7.1.

This was a slight decrease from 7.6 in the previous year.

It has also been rated as one of the lesser anxious places to live with a rating of 2.8.

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