Bexley and Greenwich are among the 10 worst places to live in the UK and residents may feel their lives are less "worthwhile" than other Londoners, according to new figures released today (October 27).

The two boroughs, which were counted as one region in the research, were ranked as the ninth least prosperous place in the country - alongside fellow London boroughs Brent and Croydon.

At the other end of the spectrum - Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, Wandsworth, Camden and City, and Kensington and Chelsea all topped the list for wealth and wellbeing.

The Legatum Institute, which releases its full Prosperity Index tomorrow, measures prosperity by rating both average income and happiness of residents.

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Thamesmead, which borders Bexley and Greenwich

Executive director of the Legatum Institute Sian Hansen said: "The Geography of Prosperity index reveals that prosperity is about more than just wealth - it is about feeling that one’s life is worthwhile.

"The data shows that London is unsurprisingly the most diverse of all the major cities in the UK, containing four in five of the most prosperous parts of the whole of the UK, but also three out of 10 of the least prosperous.

"The index shows that while robust economic success can make an area prosperous, this in itself is not enough.

"Some of the most prosperous areas of the country are those where, regardless of their income, people have the opportunity to lead healthy, fulfilling and prosperous lives."

The 10 least prosperous places in the UK are Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Blackpool, Liverpool, East Derbyshire, Gwent Valleys, Brent, Croydon, Bexley and Greenwich, and Greater Manchester - according to the study.