Surrey Heath maintains its place in the 2015 Halifax Quality of Life Survey

I’ve followed the Halifax Quality of Life Survey – 50 Best Places to Live since 2007, and seen Surrey Heath’s position drop from 3rd to outside the top 50. In 2012 I reported on Surrey Heath’s changed positions.

DSC02455The survey result are what they are. Surrey Heath has maintained its position at 20th in the 2015 survey.

I’ve been troubled by the survey’s methodology for many years, as it gives such variable results. Warwick, for example, dropped from 11th in 2014 to 40th this year. The Daily Mail has a fulsome article on the survey, including the complete list of positions of towns in 2014 and 2015.

Here are the positions of the top 20 best places to live in the 2015 survey.

  1. Hart, South East
  2. South Oxfordshire, South East
  3. Chiltern, South East
  4. Winchester, South East
  5. Rutland, East Midlands
  6. Waverley, South East
  7. Mole Valley, South East
  8. Guildford, South East
  9. South Cambridgeshire, East of England
  10. Rushcliffe, East Midlands
  11. Wokingham, South East
  12. East Cambridgeshire, East of England
  13. St Albans, East of England
  14. South Northamptonshire, East Midlands
  15. Horsham, South East
  16. Mid Sussex, South East
  17. St Edmundsbury, East of England
  18. Eastleigh, South East
  19. Epsom and Ewell, South East
  20. Surrey Heath, South East

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