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