It’s official Wakefield is the 14th unluckiest place to live in the UK

Wakefield has been ranked as the 14th unluckiest place to live from 66 regions across the UK in a new study.

Monday, 26th October 2015, 11:09 am

That’s the verdict of a detailed index which ranked Wakefield as 53rd in the UK.

The uSwitch Best Places to Live in The UK Quality of Life Index assessed UK regions for 26 different lifestyle factors including working hours, life expectancy, hours of sunshine, food and energy bills, disposable income and more.

And Wakefield has dropped to 53rd place in the overall table from its ranking of 51st in the last study back in 2013.

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Leeds is ranked 9th, York 18th and Sheffield 19th.

There must be something in the sea air down on the south coast as Portsmouth is the luckiest city in the United Kingdom, Chichester the 5th and Southampton the 11th.

Joining them is the North West. Football fans from Liverpool and Manchester are both used to seeing their teams at the top of the table, and that’s where they are here too with the study indicating that Liverpool is the 2nd luckiest city in the country and Manchester the 4th.

Only 70 miles away from Liverpool lies Bangor (which comes in at number 3), whilst Preston sits in 7th. This luck doesn’t seem to apply to Salford however, who were our 6th unluckiest city according to the study.

In contrast, Midlands cities like Lichfield, Coventry and Worcester were all ranked amongst the unluckiest cities.

The Yorkshire city of Ripon, despite its UNESCO status and racecourse, is the unluckiest place in the country.