Winchester named in the 2018 Halifax Rural Areas Quality of Life survey

Winchester has been named 4th in the 2018 Halifax 'Rural Areas Quality of Life' survey. The annual survey assesses the UK's rural communities against a wide range of factors including, residents' health, employment, crime rates and education. It also considers home size, broadband speed, pollution, weather and number of leisure places.

Winchester was the highest ranking place in the South, with only the Orkney Islands in Scotland, Rutland in the East Midlands and Wychavon in the West Midlands scoring better.