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North Yorkshire in top ten best places for people to retire

Sutton Bank in the North York Moors Photo: PA Images

North Yorkshire has been named the only place in the North of England offering the best quality of life for retired people, according to a study.

Places in Southern and Eastern England dominated the top 10 list, with Dorset, East Sussex, Devon, Norfolk and Suffolk also identified as hotspots by Prudential.

Whitby Harbour Credit: ITV News/PA

Prudential looked at a range of data including disability-free life expectancy, access to healthcare, crime levels, pensioner populations, healthy lifestyles and the weather to make the findings.

It used figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Met Office.

There are now 10.6 million people aged 65 or over in England and Wales.

10.6m
people aged 65 or over in England and Wales.

This is million more than five years ago, and accounting for nearly one in five of the total population.

So deciding on the right place to retire to is a challenge faced by a huge number of people each year.

– Stan Russell, Prudential

Here are the overall quality of life in retirement rankings, according to Prudential:

  • 1. West Sussex
  • 2. Dorset
  • 3. East Sussex
  • 4. Devon
  • 5. Norfolk
  • 6. Oxfordshire
  • 7.Worcestershire
  • 8. Isle of Wight
  • 9. Suffolk
  • 10. North Yorkshire