Sheffield named one of worst cities in Britain to bring up a family...but we're still better than Leeds!

Sheffield has been named as one of the worst places in Britain to bring up a family because of crime rates and poor schools.

Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 9:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 1:15 pm
Sheffield is apparently one of the worst places in Britain to bring up a family.

The city was ranked 30th out of 35 UK cities - but the ranking was still enough to put it ahead of West Yorkshire rivals Leeds and Bradford.

Survey compilers studied factors such as school quality, crime rates and house prices as well as the number of parks, employment figures and average income

The UK Family Living Index was topped by Newcastle and was followed by Derby, Wolverhampton, Southampton and Bath as the other best cities in Britain to raise a family.

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York was named as Yorkshire's best city, landing in eighth spot in the rundown. Wakefield (12) and Hull (28) were the other local cities in the list with Bradford (31) and Leeds (32) both ranked behind Sheffield.

Meanwhile London was bottom of the table thanks to its extremely high house prices, huge competition for school places and high rate of burglaries.

Kevin Pratt from MoneySuperMarket said: 'Parents naturally want the best for their children, whether it's a good school, a safe and leafy neighbourhood, or plenty of career opportunities when they grow up.'


1. Newcastle-upon-Tyne

2. Derby

3. Wolverhampton

4. Southampton

5. Bath

6. Nottingham

7. Coventry

8. York

9. Oxford

10. Stoke-on-Trent

11. Portsmouth

12. Wakefield

13. Swansea

14. Liverpool

15. Sunderland

16. Manchester

17. Leicester

18. Aberdeen

19. Chester

20. Plymouth

21. Peterborough

22. Edinburgh

23. Bristol

24. Cardiff

25. Belfast

26. Birmingham

27. Brighton and Hove

28. Kingston Upon Hull

29. Glasgow

30. Sheffield

31. Bradford

32. Leeds


34. Newry

35. London