Figures from the ONS have revealed that residents in Perth and Kinross enjoy above average life satisfaction whilst being considerably less anxious than other parts of the UK.
The results from the annual survey revealed that Perth and Kinross residents rated their life satisfaction at 7.8 out of 10, higher than the national average of 7.7. When it came to anxiety, residents rated their feelings at 2.5 from 10, considerably less than the national average of 2.9.
The ONS collects data annually and assesses each local authority in the UK for life satisfaction, happiness, worthiness and anxiety. A number of factors are taking into consideration when creating these rankings, including access to public services.
Life satisfaction was ranked marginally higher in Perth and Kinross than neighbouring Dundee, Fife and Stirling.
Commenting Murdo Fraser MSP said;
“Perth and Kinross is fantastic place to live and I am glad that so many people feel that way.
“These statistics show that residents in this part of the world are more content with their lot than those in neighbouring, Fife, Stirling and Dundee.
“Ultimately, access to services like healthcare and quality schooling will dictate whether these rankings climb and it is important that access to NHS services remains fast and convenient.
“I look forward to next year’s rankings and hope that Perth and Kinross can maintain its place amongst the best places to live in the UK.”