Londoners are the most stressed in the UK

People living in London are the most anxious in the country, according to a new study.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), one in five Londoners have high anxiety levels.

The report also highlighted that although those living in the capital were more likely to have a lot of disposable income, they also experienced low levels of life satisfaction and greater levels of stress.

High crime rates and rapid population growth in the region between 2011 and 2012 could contribute to the ratings, the ONS suggested.

Part of the reason behind the study was to determine whether or not the availability of access to green spaces and rural areas made a difference to residents’ wellbeing.

Around 165,000 people were surveyed – which involved them being asked a series of questions, where their answers involved rating how they felt on a scale of zero to ten.

The average anxiety rating across the UK was a three and the average rating across the whole of London was 3.3.

Londoners were also found to have the lowest average life satisfaction score of 7.3 – 0.2 lower than the national average.

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