Fancy reading a story about how York is one of Britain’s most chilled-out cities? Not bothered? No worries…
But if you are interested, this news emerges from a survey of The UK’s Most Stressful Places to Live.
It ranked 52 cities in Britain. And York was second bottom.
The ranking was based on all manner of stats including:
- jobs – employment levels and overtime worked
- daily commute times
- finances, including house prices, cost of living and credit scores
- wellbeing – levels of happiness and anxiety
- and demographic data on how crowded and crime prone the cites were.
Unsurprisingly London made it as the most stressed, with Birmingham, Ipswich, Dundee and – bizarrely – Worthing the next most harassed.
The stressed city guide has been put together by finances website TotallyMoney.com.
York was the second least stressed city mainly because of its good jobs market, lack of commute and low crime rates.
It has a happiness score of 77% and anxiety levels of less than 32%. As the guide puts it:
It’s one of the least stressed places in the UK, and offers good transport connections, a wealth of historic buildings, and pretty cobbled streets.
So which place pipped York to the post of most chilled city?
Er, Doncaster. Due to its high job growth, low cost of living and general lack of anxiety.
They don’t give a damn those Donny boys and girls.