East Cumbria ranks 96th – Best places to live in UK
When it comes to the quality of life you can get, it is possible to see many differences across cities and regions in England, NI, Scotland and Wales.
Finding the right place to live, even if you’ve limited your search to part of the UK, can be difficult, and it can really help to have access to research that can help you identify where the quality of life is. good or bad overall.
For this reason, Uswitch has prepared Uswitch’s Best Places to Live in the UK Quality of Life Index.
This is a detailed statistical analysis of the 138 NUTS 3 regions in the UK, using official data for items such as house prices, average incomes, cost of living and other items that affect quality of life such as broadband speeds and the size of classrooms. .
Using the results of our analysis, we ranked all regions of the UK from best to worst place to live, based on 2015 data.
We also made comparisons between the resulting ranking of cities and regions and the results of the same 2013 study, so you can see whether the place you are looking at is increasing or decreasing in terms of quality of life.
East Cumbria, in the north-west of England, is one of the areas in our study that performed worse with 2015 data than when we last did the index. quality of life of Uswitch’s best places to live in 2013 – dropping 31 places in our rankings from 65th to 96th.
Here are some of the statistics used for this region of the UK:
Employment rates in Eastern Cumbria are actually quite good, with 77% of the population in employment and 37% working regular full-time hours of 35 to 45 hours per week.
The income is in the middle regions of East Cumbria with the gross weekly income of the average person living there in 2015 being £ 442.73.
Houses are fairly cheap in East Cumbria, but not among the cheapest in the UK, with the average house in the statistical region of East Cumbria selling in 2015 for £ 167,983.33.
This region has above average life expectancy statistics at 80 for men and 84 for women.
Life expectancy is an influential factor that insurance companies use to determine life insurance premiums. You can check out our guide to tips on how to get a cheaper life insurance policy.
Cost of living
The cost of living in East Cumbria is below average by overall UK standards, although quite average for the North West or England. A weekly grocery store for a household in East Cumbria in 2015 costs £ 53.
Other important factors
East Cumbria scores surprisingly poorly on communications technology – it has fairly low average bandwidth speeds of 12.4 Mbps and mobile phone coverage of only 91% – likely due to the presence of rural areas in this region.
Use our broadband postal code checker to see what offers and speeds are available in your area.
Eastern Cumbria, like most places, has both positive and negative aspects in its quality of life statistics. However, the balance here tilts towards a relatively poor quality of life, which is why this region is in the lower part of our table.
More life than classification
At Uswitch, we know there is more to life than rankings, stats and numbers, and our Life Qualification Index simply highlights the big differences in the experiences of people across the UK.
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About the research
The Uswitch.com study assessed 138 local areas (NUTS3 regions) for 26 factors such as wages, disposable household income and the cost of essential goods, including food bills, fuel costs, and household bills. energy. The study also took into account lifestyle issues such as hours of sunshine, working hours and life expectancy to ensure a comprehensive picture of the quality of life in each NUTS3 region.
To learn more about the study’s methodology, read the full press release.