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Gravesham named one of Kent's happiest places

PUBLISHED: 12:03 26 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:03 26 September 2014

Gravesham has been named one of the happiest parts of Kent

Gravesham has been named one of the happiest parts of Kent

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The results from an ONS survey show it's much happier than the rest of the country too

Gravesham has been named as one of the happiest parts of Kent in statistics released from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The statistics, which were collected as part of the annual well-being survey, show that Gravesham also beats the national average for residents’ happiness.

Respondents to the ONS survey were asked to rate their overall well-being on four separate issues. These were how happy they were, how satisfied they felt, how worthwhile they thought their life was and how anxious they were. Each of the various indicators was given a score out of 10. The higher the number, the more overall happiness and satisfaction the respondents felt.

Gravesham, which got a score of 7.61, trounced the national average of just 7.38, while also beating its neighbouring district Dartford, which got a lowly 6.81 – enough to see it named second least happy area in the country.

The county itself also outperforms the rest of the country in the happiness index, with residents across Kent averaging greater levels of happiness than elsewhere in the UK.

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