THE Isle of Wight has been placed just 114th in a new list charting the happiest places to live in 2019.

It was 21st in the South East region, according to Rightmove.

The company said: "We surveyed residents the length and breadth of Great Britain for our annual Happy at Home Index and the results are in.

"These are the happiest places to live. The Northumberland market town of Hexham has been crowned the happiest place.

"In second place is Harrogate in Yorkshire and taking third place on the podium is Richmond upon Thames in London."

The index asked residents how happy they are where they live, based on 12 happiness factors, across 194 areas in Great Britain.

In Scotland, it was Galashiels where residents were most content, while in Wales, Llandrindod Wells is where people felt most satisfied.

More than 22,000 people across Great Britain took part in the survey.

The 12 factors range from how safe residents feel and how friendly the neighbours are, to how good the local services are, the level of community spirit and the quality of cultural activities in the area.