Leicester named ‘one of worst places for women to live in Britain’

A new report has revealed Leicester is one of the worst places for a woman to live in Britain.

The research was based on a number of factors, such as income, wellbeing, safety, education and housing. Out of the 380 places analysed, Leicester ranked at 360.

The research was carried out by BBC’s Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, and is based on data from a number of sources, including the Office for National Statistics, 2016 Annual Population Survey and the 2011 Census covering England, Wales and Scotland (but not Northern Ireland).

Leicester measured poorly on almost all the individual measures included in the survey. It ranked 347 out of 380 for wellbeing, 315 out of 380 for safety, 356 out of 380 for education and 322 out of 380 for life expectancy.

However, a comparison of Leicestershire boroughs revealed some performed much better than others. For example, Oadby and Wigston ranked 13 out of 380 for wellbeing and 53 out of 380 for safety.

Of the 380 local authorities analysed, East Dunbartonshire, in Scotland, ranked top for women to live in, with Islington in London, scoring the worst place for women to be.

More information about the research can be found on the National Centre for Social Research website.

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