These are the 19 happiest and unhappiest places in Yorkshire according to a government survey

We Yorkshire folk are famed for being miserable – but anyone who lives here knows that's not always true.

Yorkshire's happiest places

According to a new government survey on personal well-being across the UK, this is where the happiest – and unhappiest – people can be found across 20 different areas in Yorkshire. Scores are given out of 10. 

Hambleton comes out top for happiness in Yorkshire, with people living there giving an average score of 8.19 out of 10 for their happiness.

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The Craven district is also home to some happy folk, with respondents there giving an average score of 7.91 for happiness.
The small town of Selby saw an average score of 7.74 on happiness from respondents living there.
The fourth most happy people in Yorkshire can be found in Kirklees, where an average score of 7.55 out of 10 for happiness was given by respondents.
The East Riding of Yorkshire as a whole has an average score of 7.65 out of 10.
Slightly above the national average score of 7.56, respondents in Scarborough reported an average score of 7.61 out of 10 on happiness.
The North Yorkshire town of Harrogate has an average happiness score of 7.53.
Similarly, Calderdale residents reported an average score of 7.53 out of 10 for happiness.
Bradfordians score below the national average happiness score, with an average of 7.50 out of 10 reported by residents there.
The score reported in Barnsley is a little lower than Bradford, standing at an average of 7.48.
7.45 was the average happiness score reported by residents in Sheffield.
Matching Sheffields score, Ryedale residents scored themselves at 7.45 out of 10 for happiness.
Matching both Ryedale and Sheffield, the average happiness score in Leeds is 7.45.
According to the survey, respondents in Wakefield scored themselves at an average of 7.40 out of 10 for happiness.
Several points below the 7.56 average for the UK, residents in York responded with an average score of 7.36 for happiness.
In the nearby Doncaster, residents ranked themselves 7.37 out of 10 on average for happiness.
The third most unhappy Yorkshire residents can supposedly be found in Hull, where the happiness score given was 7.35 on average - lower than the average for the East Riding.
In second place for the most unhappy region in Yorkshire, Rotherham residents rated themselves a 7.35 out of 10 on average for happiness.
The most unhappy Yorkshire residents can be found in Richmondshire, where the average score given by residents for happiness was 7.26.