POLL: Where are the best places to live in the North East?

What's your favourite thing about living in the North East?
What's your favourite thing about living in the North East?

The quality of life index has revealed the best places to live in the UK - but where does our region rank?

Edinburgh has come top of the charts in the index, compiled by uSwitch, with the North East taking up spaces both at the top and middle of the list.

Northumberland (4) and Darlington (7) both make it into the top 10, with Tyneside (21), Sunderland (37), Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees (41) and Durham (43) in the top 50.

Factors determining where locations would fall in the chart, which runs from 1 to 138, include salaries, disposable household income and the cost of essential goods, such as fuel, food and energy bills.

Lifestyle factors such as working hours, life expectancy and hours of sunshine were also taken into account to provide a complete picture of the quality of life in each region.

Bradford came bottom of the chart - scoring lowest when it came to disposable income, alongside Hull. Bradford also suffers from high unemployment, high rents and overcrowded schools.

Northumberland, Darlington and Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees have all improved their quality rating since 2013. Tyneside, Sunderland and Durham have all fallen in the ranks.

Darlington had the greatest climb, by 18 points, and Durham has gone down by 19 points.

Where do you think is best place in the North East to live? Click here to take our poll, and let us know what you think.

THE FULL LIST:

1 Edinburgh

2 Solihull

3 Hertfordshire

4 Northumberland

5 South Lanarkshire

6 Berkshire

7 Darlington

8 North Lanarkshire

9 York

10 Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire & Renfrewshire

11 Surrey

12 South Nottinghamshire

13 Central Bedfordshire

14 Wirral

15 Outer London - South

16 Warwickshire

17 Bath & North East Somerset; North Somerset & South Gloucestershire

18 Hampshire

19 Orkney Islands

20 Cheshire East

21 Tyneside

22 West Cumbria

23 Derby

24 Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

25 East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire; Helensburgh & Lomond

26 North Yorkshire

27 Swindon

28 Coventry

29 Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire

30 Calerdale & Kirklees

31 Worcestshire

32 Warrington

33 Outer London North & West

34 Leicestershire & Rutland

35 Birmingham

36 Falkirk

37 Sunderland

38 East Lothian & Midlothian

39 Cambridgshire

40 Telford & Wrekin

41 Hartlepool & Stockton-on-Tees

42 Cheshire West

43 Durham

44 Buckinghamshire

45 Gwynedd

46 Bournemouth & Poole

47 Bristol

48 Sheffiled

49 Walsall

50 West Northamptonshire

51 Glasgow

52 Flintshire & Wrexham

53 Oxfordshire

54 Scottish Borders

55 Gloucestershire

56 Sefton

57 Staffordshire

58 Conwy & Denbighshire

59 Plymouth

60 Greater Manchester North

61 [joint]Leeds

61 [joint]Perth & Kinross and Sterling

63 Southend-on-Sea

64 South & West Derbyshire

65 Portsmouth

66 Dorset

67 Peterborough

68 Essex

69 Shropshire

70 Medway

71 West Sussex

72 Swansea

73 Bedford

74 Herefordshire

75 Outer London - North & East

76 North Northamptonshire

77 Wolverhampton

78 Wiltshire

79 West Lothian

80 East Derbyshire

81 South Ayrshire

82 Isle of Anglesey

83 Stoke-on-Trent

84 Inner London - East

85 Angus & Dundee City

86 Wakefield

87 Inner London - West

88 Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan

89 East Riding of Yorkshire

90 Powys

91 East Merseyside

92 North Nottingham

93 Luton

94 Outer Belfast

95 Lincolnshire

96 East Cumbria

97 Milton Keynes

98 South West Wales

99 Southampton

100 Greater Manchester South

101 Leicester

102 Nottingham

103 Kent

104 Belfast

105 Norfolk

106 Lancashire

107 Lochaber, Skye & Lochalsh, Arran & Cumbrae, Argyll & Bute

108 Caithness & Sutherland; Ross & Cromarty

109 Brighton & Hove

110 Liverpool

111 Suffolk

112 Shetland Islands

113 Thurrock

114 Bridgend & North Port Talbot

115 Blackburn With Darwen

116 Inverness & Nairn & Moray; Badenoch & Strathspey

117 East Sussex

118 East Ayrshire & North Aryshire (Mainland)

119 Torbay

120 North & North East Lincolnshire

121 Monmouthshire & Newport

122 Barnsley, Doncaster & Rotherham

123 Clackmannashire & Fife

124 Isle of Wight

125 [joint] Gwent Valleys

125 [joint]Somerset

127 Dumfries &Galloway

128 Sandwell

129 South Teesside

130 East of Northern Ireland

131 Central Valleys

132 Devon

133 Blackpool

134 West & South of Northern Ireland

135 Eilean Siar (Western Isles)

136 North of Northern Ireland

137 Kingston Upon Hull

138 Bradford