People in East Northamptonshire and Corby are among the unhappiest in the UK, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics.
The study measured “life satisfaction”, “worthwhile”, “anxiety” and “happiness”.
East Northamptonshire had the lowest recorded score for happiness in the UK, with just 7.01, while Corby score just 7.08.
The Outer Hebrides had the highest happiness score, with 8.24.
Wellingborough scored 7.5, while Kettering scored 7.61.
Overall, there was a five per cent increase of happiness in the UK - although levels rose by 16 per cent in England.
ONS statistician Dawn Snape said: “We have seen personal well-being improving on a UK-wide basis over the past five years.
“But the data paints a richer picture, enabling people to explore what’s been happening in their local area.
“This will help individuals, communities and local authorities to look at well-being locally alongside other traditional measures of progress.”