People living in Bracknell, Windsor and Maidenhead are the happiest in the county, according to new data.

Berkshire's happiest and unhappiest places to live have been revealed using well-being data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The ONS has used the results of a national survey which asked people to rate their level of happiness during the 12 months up to March 2023 to give district and borough council areas an average figure.

People were asked to rate their life satisfaction, happiness and anxiety levels out of 10. 

Bracknell scored 7.67 out of 10 for Happiness. Windsor and Maidenhead were slightly below with a score of 7.49 out of 10.

West Berkshire scored 7.44 out of 10.

Reading and Wokingham both scored 7.42 out of 10.

Slough scored the lowest with a score of 7.4 out of 10 despite having risen from 7.37 in 2022.

After a few slumps in happiness ratings since the pandemic, across the board resident happiness has levelled out.

Windsor and Maidenhead scored the highest for life satisfaction with a score of 7.59 out of 10.

Meanwhile, Slough scored the lowest for life satisfaction with a score of 7.25 out of ten.

Here is every local authority in Berkshire and the scores they received out of 10 for happiness, life satisfaction, worthwhile and anxiety.  

Breakdown of areas:

Bracknell Forest

Life satisfaction: 7.55

Worthwhile: 7.74

Happiness: 7.67


Life satisfaction: 7.43

Worthwhile: 7.75

Happiness: 7.42


Life satisfaction: 7.25

Worthwhile: 7.64

Happiness: 7.4

West Berkshire

Life satisfaction: 7.5

Worthwhile: 7.65

Happiness: 7.44

Windsor and Maidenhead

Life satisfaction: 7.59

Worthwhile: 7.7

Happiness: 7.49


Life satisfaction: 7.57

Worthwhile: 7.73

Happiness: 7.42

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