When considering quality of life and general satisfaction, you will discover considerable diversity inside the regions that make up England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
This can make it hard to know where the best places to live are if you are looking to move within the United Kingdom, without doing some detailed research.
To help with that, uSwitch have created an index of the best to worst statistical regions in the UK for quality of life.
We prepared uSwitch's Best Places to Live in The UK Quality of Life Index using recent, officially sourced data for everything from incomes and house prices to local broadband speeds, mobile phone signal coverage and classroom sizes – all things that can have an impact on overall quality of life in an area.
As well as making this new table of the best places to live using 2015 data, we also ran comparisons between these results and the rankings from a similar study we did in 2013 – allowing us to show which places had improved, and which had been in decline for general quality of life in that two year period.
The East Riding of Yorkshire statistical region is an area whose stats have changed a lot since 2013 – moving down 73 places to be exact, dropping from being the 16th best place to live for quality of life to the 89th in our 2015 study – one of the biggest drops on our table.
Here are some of the East Riding of Yorkshire's statistics:
The East Riding of Yorkshire has high overall employment, with 77% of its residents employed, but only 39% employed full time and working normal hours (between 35 and 45 per week).
A further 27% of people in the East Riding of Yorkshire work over 45 hours a week, which is considered to indicate a poor work life balance. This is higher than average.
Incomes are quite low in the East Riding of Yorkshire, with £458.80 as the average gross weekly income of people living here.
House prices in the East Riding of Yorkshire are low for the UK, though could be considered moderate for the Yorkshire and the Humber region (the higher tier statistical region that the East Riding of Yorkshire sits under) at an average of £149,995 in 2015.