HART TOPS THE QUALITY of LIFE SURVEY


In the last six years, Hart, the district which encompasses Fleet, Eversley and Yateley, has topped Halifax's Quality of Life survey five times. 

Halifax's Quality of Life survey takes into account a number of factors when creating its league bible including; residents' health and life expectancy, wellbeing, earnings, employment, crime rates and weather. 

Hart hit the top In '2017 alter scoring highly in the 2017 ONS' personal well-being survey. The ONS report found that nine in ten Hart residents reported fairly good or good health, had the longest life expectancy for woman at 86.7 years and 82.5 years for men. Hart residents enjoy 32.5 hours per week of sunshine, against the national average of 29.7 hours

Russell Galley, managing director of Halifax, said: "Hart seems to have been offering residents an unrivalled mix of living standards for five of the last six years, seeing employment rates, average earnings and ONS personal well being rankings bounce back after falling from the top spot last year. "Along with Hart, many areas in southern England score strongly in categories including the labour markets and health."

Living in Hart comes at a price. The average value of a property in Hart is reaching 419,231 which is 8.8 times the average annual pre-tax local income.

Hart rocketed back up to first place from 26th position last year having scored strongly in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) personal wellbeing survey.

HALIFAX QUALITY OF LIFE 2017 RANKINGS - THE TOP 5 LOCAL DISTRICTS
Local Authority Region 2017 Rankings 2016 Rankings
Hart South East 1 26
Orkney Islands Scotland 2 2
Rutland East Midlands 3 28
Wychavon West Midlands 4 3
Winchester South East 5 1

Video of Fleet and Church Crookham