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In the end where you live is a personal choice based on a number of different factors including jobs, financial means, health and lifestyle, says Prof Jones. There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. But even if that was true ever listened to The Archers?
Cancel Delete comment. Someone who lives in a rural village is expected to live longer than someone living in a town in a rural area and someone living in a deprived urban area is less likely to live as long as someone brought up in a leafy city suburb.
Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. While buses, high-rise buildings and stop-go traffic are known to increase the risk of exposure to pollution, Prof Newby says you do not have to move far to reduce the health risk.
They may also end up spending more time in a car in order to get around, thereby creating more pollution and doing less exercise. Even younger working people, attracted by the promise of more indoor and Research shows gay singles in rural areas benefit most from space, can find themselves spending hours commuting every day.
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The analysis is based on the most recently available census figures for England and Wales and national survey data. Log in. He research, by the Future Foundation think tank, reveals a national "singles gap" when it comes to town and country. For a higher proportion of single women live in urban areas while there is a surplus of single men in the countryside.
Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? On the face of it, fleeing to the countryside seems like a good idea.