It’s not just in ed­u­ca­tion that Bucks is bet­ter than the rest

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

BUCK­ING­HAMSHIRE has emerged as the fifth health­i­est out of all 150 lo­cal author­ity ar­eas in Eng­land after all the dif­fer­ent in­di­ca­tors had been taken into ac­count.

Buck­ing­hamshire was the sec­ond best place in the coun­try for the preva­lence of smok­ing with just 11.1% of peo­ple do­ing so.

Na­tion­ally the av­er­age was more than five per­cent­age points up at 16.9%.

The county also per­formed well when it came to ex­cess weight in young chil­dren with 18.6% of four to five year olds in 2014-15 found to be too fat. This was the ninth best fig­ure na­tion­ally. Liver­pool was the un­health­i­est place in Eng­land ac­cord­ing to the rat­ings with poor scores across the board.

Black­pool emerged as the sec­ond most un­healthy place in the coun­try fol­lowed by Not­ting­ham in third and Sal­ford in fourth.

At the other end of the scale Rich­mond upon Thames in south west Lon­don emerged as the health­i­est place in the coun­try while Wok­ing­ham in Berk­shire was the sec­ond health­i­est and Kingston upon Thames was third.

All the fig­ures used in this anal­y­sis were taken from rep­utable health sources such as the Health and So­cial In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre and Pub­lic Health Eng­land.

The City of Lon­don and the Isles of Scilly were ex­cluded from the anal­y­sis due to hav­ing much smaller pop­u­la­tions than other ar­eas.

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