Stirling Ranked 3rd For Employee Wellbeing In New Landmark League Table is proud to unveil its Employee Wellbeing League Table, providing an insightful analysis of employee wellbeing across 86 UK towns and cities. The report reveals fascinating trends and offers a unique perspective on how employee wellbeing varies nationwide, highlighting the factors that shape workplace experiences.

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Employee wellbeing league table – We rank 86 UK towns and cities

Key Findings from the Report

  • Top-Ranked Locations: Cheltenham leads the league table, closely followed by the Shetland Islands, Stirling, Milton Keynes, and Dumfries & Galloway. The rankings show a broad geographic spread across the nation, illustrating that no clear north-south divide exists when it comes to employee wellbeing.
  • Scottish Success: More than a third of the top 15 locations are in Scotland, with three in the top five, despite Scotland only representing 8.2% of the UK population.
  • Top-Performing Counties: Essex stands out at a county level, boasting two towns in the top 10.

Understanding Employee Wellbeing

Employee wellbeing encompasses physical and mental health, job satisfaction, stress management, and access to supportive resources. The report leverages five key metrics to quantify this, including:

  • Median salary
  • Weekly hours worked
  • Commute time
  • Happiness score
  • Life satisfaction score

Regional Rankings

The top 10 locations in the league table include:

  1. Cheltenham
  2. Shetland Islands
  3. Stirling
  4. Milton Keynes
  5. Dumfries & Galloway
  6. Oxford
  7. Chelmsford
  8. Falkirk
  9. Colchester
  10. Bedford

Data Sources and Methodology

This analysis utilised data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on salaries, working hours, commute times, and wellbeing measures. Only towns and cities with complete data across all metrics were included, resulting in 86 locations being ranked. The final score for each location is based on the sum of its scores across these five metrics.

About the Report

The Employee Wellbeing League Table provides valuable insights for employers, policymakers, and individuals seeking to enhance workplace satisfaction. By understanding what drives employee wellbeing in various regions, organisations can create healthier, more fulfilling work environments.

Access the Full Report

To explore the complete rankings and learn more about each region’s approach to employee wellbeing, visit


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