Britain’s unhappiest place has been revealed – with the residents of Colchester officially the somberest in the nation.
The country’s meanest residents also came from regions like Tunbridge Wells and Norwich.
The ranking was revealed by a new Office of National Statistics (ONS) survey.
The data identified the saddest regions in the country by asking Britons to rate factors such as happiness, life satisfaction and anxiety out of ten.
And Colchester came out on top as fewer people said they felt the city of Essex was worth living.
The town came out with an average satisfaction score of just 6.8 out of ten, compared to a cheerful 7.8 recorded in neighboring Babergh.
After Colchester as the country with the biggest snout, Redditch is in north-east Worcestershire.
Although the region recorded a happiness score of 7.8 in 2018/2019, the region fell drastically to 6.8 in the most recent data.
And Redditch boasts the dismal record of being the only place in the top 5 for unhappiness, life satisfaction and considering things done in life as rewarding.
Further south, Norwich ranked as the country’s third unhappiest country.
But residents of the cobblestone city also reported feeling the highest level of anxiety in the country.
Despite its historical association with spas, the residents of the Celtic town of Tunbridge Wells are some of the grumpiest in the nation.
The borough of Lambeth in south London came fifth in the study, although data from the ONS survey was not available for Oadby and Wigston, Gravesham, the Orkney Islands and the City of London.
The ONS also revealed Wolverhampton as one of the country’s unhappiest regions in its study of Britain’s happiness levels during the Covid pandemic.
Wolverhampton residents cited a lack of amenities and “dangerous roads” as reasons for their bleak prospects.
One resident described life in Wolverhampton – home of Wolves Football Club and One Direction’s Liam Payne – as “miserable”.
The ONS data found an overall increase in anxiety and a decrease in life satisfaction during the Covid pandemic in both men and women.
Feelings that things done in life are worthwhile and happiness also fell significantly, but rose when lockdown restrictions were lifted.
The study found that satisfaction levels across the UK fell to one of their lowest levels in the first week of lockdown in late March 2020.
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