2016 Dependability Index
This is our study that comprises of a combination of all the national and regional data on crime, schools, poverty, fire services, planning and health. It is unique in encompassing both national government data and public opinion surveys to pinpoint the best place to live in England.
The majority of people believe they simply don’t have a voice when it comes to how their local services are run. The first step to address this is to give everyone a clear picture of the standard of service they are receiving.
Local authority district scores
Top scoring places to live in England
- Devon and Cornwall
- City of London
- Cheshire (joint 4th position)
- North Yorkshire
- Dorset (joint 8th position), and
Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Suffolk, Nottinghamshire, Essex, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Staffordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire make up the remaining 10 worst places to live.