Whether it’s crime, house prices or something else the news is awash with lists focusing on the best and the worst places in the country.
If you live in a place that tends to be more ordinary the chances are that you’ll rarely read about your home in the headlines.
The Chronicle has decided to redress this imbalance by analysing a range of stats to find the most AVERAGE place in the land.
So if you’re a fan of the mainstream, of driving in the middle-of-the-road and you’d like to live like common people do we’d heartily recommend moving to Cheshire East, which ends up as the fourth most ordinary place in England and Wales following Mendip in Somerset, Shropshire, and Herefordshire.
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Not so average
At the other end of the scale Kensington and Chelsea was found to be the least average place in the country followed by Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham.
Special mentions must also go to Ipswich, Wakefield and Rutland in the East Midlands, all of whom were found to be ranked bang in the middle of our averageness rankings.
In other words these were the areas who were the most average when it came to being average.
Our rankings were calculated by looking at eight key measures: the ratio of men to women, the proportion of people with a degree, the proportion of people living on their own, average age, the proportion of people who were economically inactive, the proportion of people who were married, average earnings and house prices.
In each case every local authority was ranked on how close they were to the median figure and these medians were subsequently totaled and ranked to arrive at the final placings.