Welcome to the Thriving Places Index

Created by Happy City, the Thriving Places Index is designed to provide a robust reporting framework that shows the conditions for wellbeing at a local level. It radically challenges the current paradigm that defines progress by economic measures of consumption and wealth creation.

We’ll be releasing the latest results in April 2019. We’ll also be incorporating new data for the local authorities in Wales and data for lower tier local authorities (district councils). In the meantime, take a look at the 2018 results for upper tier local authorities in England here.

If you’re interested in working with the Thriving Places Index please get in contact with us. We can share detailed data findings behind your local authority’s scorecard, and support you to understand, analyse and use that data in your decision making. Reach us at info@happycity.org.uk

Truly thriving places provide a range of local conditions that are multi-dimensional. The Thriving Places Index balances a range of conditions at a local level with how well those benefits are being equitably delivered and within environmental limits.

Thriving Places Index Framework illustration

The Index is ready to be used now. By making what matters more visible the index can support today’s change-makers from all walks of life to implement policies and actions and monitor progress in improving lives. Find out more about Index aims, objectives, audiences and uses here.

Get in touch if you’d like to use the Index to:

For the answers to the most frequently asked questions about all our Measurement work go to our FAQs section here.


The Results