Revealed: The happiest district to live in the region
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If you live in Thetford, Dereham or Attleborough you may have a reason to be cheerful as new data has revealed that Breckland is the happiest district in our region.
New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have divulged the parts of the region which are the happiest, most miserable, anxious and have the highest and lowest levels of life satisfaction.
It found that people living in South Norfolk find their lives most worthwhile but are also the most anxious and those in King's Lynn and West Norfolk have the greatest life satisfaction.
Since 2011 the ONS has been asking people aged 16 and over four questions about their assessment of their lives.
The questions are:
• Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays?
• Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile?
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• Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday?
• Overall, how anxious did you feel yesterday?
People respond on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 is 'not at all' and 10 is 'completely' and the researchers produce breakdowns of the answers by local authority.
Nationally wellbeing levels have been declining over the past year despite the country getting wealthier and the drop in national happiness has been blamed on world events such as the refugee crisis.