In a BBC Women’s Hour survey, Islington has been named as the absolute worst place for women to live in the whole of the UK.
A somewhat bizarre turn of events has seen Islington placed as the downright lowliest place for women to live in Britain.
The analysis looked at issues like the gender pay gap, statistics of older women living alone, unemployment figures and female life expectancy. The results were collated by the National Centre for Social Research for BBC Radio 4’s Woman Hour Found.
The capital really needs to improve as the City of London, Westminster and Camden were all in the bottom ten local authority areas, according to this study.
If you’re a woman and looking for a new place to relocate, then try venturing off to East Dunbartonshire in Scotland. This area in Scotland borders Glasgow and has been named as the best place in the UK for women to live. Hoorah.
The capital’s areas didn’t come anywhere close to the top but areas such as Havering, Greenwich, Croydon and Richmond were all classed as “above average”.
Female Islington residents reported the lowest levels of happiness, life satisfaction and feelings that their life is worthwhile. One of the good things to come out of Islington however is their ratings on culture and education, which both fared well in the study.