Want to know the most (and least) desirable locations in England?

Our desirability tables show you which areas are ranked highest and lowest in each English county, to help you pinpoint the best areas to live, according to official statistics.

Click on a location to the left to discover more information, and to see a breakdown of the score we gave.

Use the dropdown select box to filter by county (e.g. Cheshire), or enter a specific location into the "Compare With" box to rank any location alongside the current results.

Our algorithms use statistics from official sources to build a big picture of each of the 34,753 Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in England and Wales, including Ofsted, ONS and Census 2011 data.


1Chorleywood East, Three RiversE01023812WD3 4AR1
2Moor Park & Eastbury, Three RiversE01023839HA6 2AR2
1Penn and Coleshill, ChilternE01017782HP9 1HE3
2Austenwood, ChilternE01017751SL9 0BG4
3Chalfont St Giles, ChilternE01017762HP8 4AA5
3Moor Park & Eastbury, Three RiversE01023841HA6 2AZ6
4Gerrards Cross North, South BucksE01017819SL9 0NJ7
1Farnham Bourne, WaverleyE01030881GU10 3AH8
5Chesham Bois and Weedon Hill, ChilternE01017765HP6 5DX9
1Sonning Common, South OxfordshireE01028662RG4 9AF10
4Aldenham East, HertsmereE01023523WD7 7AS11
2Kingswood with Burgh Heath, Reigate and BansteadE01030589KT20 6AD12
5Harpenden South, St AlbansE01023696AL3 6JN13
1Valley Park, Test ValleyE01023210SO5 3QT14
1Sevenoaks Kippington, SevenoaksE01024463TN13 1AB15
6Berkhamsted West, DacorumE01023372HP4 3BB16
1Prestbury, Cheshire EastE01018666SK10 4AD17
1Barkham, WokinghamE01016612RG11 4BY18
2Falkland, West BerkshireE01016289RG14 6NF19
3Haslemere East and Grayswood, WaverleyE01030930GU27 2BP20
1Bowdon, TraffordE01006081WA14 2SH21
2Hartley Wintney, HartE01022878RG27 8FB22
1Rossett, HarrogateE01027716HG2 9EX23
1Queen Edith's, CambridgeE01017995CB1 4NL24
1Linthurst, BromsgroveE01032149B45 8BX25
1Hutton South, BrentwoodE01021455CM13 2JG26
6Chesham Bois and Weedon Hill, ChilternE01017764HP6 5LB27
3Hiltingbury West, EastleighE01022707SO5 1HD28
2Abingdon Dunmore, Vale of White HorseE01028693OX14 1QH29
7Seer Green, ChilternE01017794HP9 2DR30
649Orchard Park and Greenwood, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012878HU6 8AN32816
650Marfleet, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012847HU9 5EN32817
651Orchard Park and Greenwood, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012873HU6 8AA32818
652St Andrew's, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012893HU3 2TA32819
653Newington, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012862HU3 6JD32821
654Orchard Park and Greenwood, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012879HU6 9AB32822
655Drypool, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012808HU8 7QE32824
656Myton, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012857HU2 9AG32825
657Drypool, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012805HU9 2AB32828
658Orchard Park and Greenwood, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012881HU6 7HS32830
659Myton, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012855HU3 2AB32831
660Newington, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012859HU3 2RX32832
661St Andrew's, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012889HU1 2ET32833
662Southcoates West, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012900HU9 2BH32834
663St Andrew's, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012891HU3 2AF32835
664Marfleet, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012843HU9 4LQ32836
665Orchard Park and Greenwood, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012875HU6 9BN32837
666Newington, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01033110HU3 3LW32838
667Orchard Park and Greenwood, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012880HU6 9BU32840
668Newland, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012867HU5 1AA32841
669Southcoates East, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012895HU9 3DR32843
670Southcoates East, Kingston upon Hull, City ofE01012897HU9 3ST32844
851Hatfield, DoncasterE01007556DN7 4AD32815
852Stainforth and Moorends, DoncasterE01007628DN7 5AE32823
853Hatfield, DoncasterE01007563DN7 4AA32839
1064Sheerness West, SwaleE01024613ME12 1AH32826
1065Sheerness East, SwaleE01024609ME11 5NE32827
1077Golf Green, TendringE01021988CO15 2DL32842
1388Dewsbury West, KirkleesE01011144WF13 3BS32829
1673Kersal, SalfordE01005653M7 0GZ32820