These are the UK's 10 most and least prosperous areas

Expensive? Crowded? Unfriendly? London can be a lot of things. But, according to a new research, it’s also the most prosperous area in Britain.

London boasts four of the top 10 most prosperous areas in the UK.

On think-tank The Legatum Institute’s “Geography of Prosperity” index, Hammersmith and Kensington and Chelsea came out on top while Westminster and Wandsworth also took top spots.

The study was based on data from the Office for National Statistics that took into account the wealth and quality of life in 170 UK areas.

Sian Hansen, executive director of The Legatum Institute, said: “The “Geography of Prosperity” index reveals that prosperity is about more than just wealth—it is about feeling that one’s life is worthwhile. 

“Some of the most prosperous areas of the country are those where, regardless of their income, people have the opportunity to lead healthy, fulfilling and prosperous lives.”

 

The UK’s most prosperous areas                                                                                               

Hammersmith and Kensington and Chelsea                                                     

Westminster

Wandsworth

Camden and the City of London

Outer Hebrides

Orkney Islands

West and south of Northern Ireland

Berkshire

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Shetland Islands

 

The UK’s least prosperous places

 Wolverhampton

Sandwell

Blackpool

Liverpool

East Derbyshire

Gwent Valleys

Brent

Croydon

Bexley and Greenwich

Greater Manchester

 

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