Southwark has been rated the unhappiest borough in south east London, according to latest figures.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has used the results of a national survey which asked people to rate their level of happiness during the 12 months up to March 2023.

People were asked to rate their life satisfaction, happiness, and overall wellbeing levels out of 10.

Below are the mean ratings of how happy people in each south east London borough are.

Southwark 7.23

Bromley 7.33

Bexley 7.29

Greenwich 7.48

Lewisham 7.48

Southwark was found to be the least happy, with a means score 7.23.

In the last survey, conducted between April 2021 and March 2022, Southwark was found to have a means score of 7.32, but Greenwich was more unhappy with a means score of 7.24.

Greenwich, with its rich history, beautiful parks, and range of restaurants, may be considered the most desirable place to live for several reasons.

Southwark, much like any other borough, is a community that has both favourable and demanding aspects.

Southwark is home to a rich and cultural history, such as the Southwark Cathedral, with a commemorative statue of William Shakespeare and impressive stained-glass windows.

Southwark is also home to iconic landmarks such as Tower Bridge, Tate Modern, and Shakespeare's Globe, providing opportunities to explore art, history, and theater.

Various factors can contribute to a perception of unhappiness in a given area.

These may include socioeconomic challenges, rising crime rates, limited community resources, and individual experiences.