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How Unhealthy Is Your Hometown?

Do you live in the Greggs capital of the UK? Do you find yourself wondering why there seems to be more McDonald’s restaurants than people? Do you really know just how unhealthy your hometown is, and how does it rank with the rest of the UK?

As part of our lazy scale campaign we have compiled an index of the UK’s unhealthiest places, looking at the amount of fast food locations and how these compare with the amount of people in those areas.

The study, looked at leading high street fast food outlets, including McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza and Greggs. By using location data from each of their websites, we were able to find just how many locations each place has in the UK, comparing this to populations in the selected areas, we could work out how many people there are per fast food restaurant - giving us a list of the UK’s unhealthiest places.

The top ten are listed in the map below, with the locations best placed to serve you with one of the restaurants.

The unhealthiest places in the UK - Map
The unhealthiest places in the UK - Map
The unhealthiest places in the UK - Map

The unhealthiest place in the UK is East Central London, with 2,075 people for every fast food restaurant, whilst Dorchester which came out as the healthiest place to live has 17,767, people per restaurant, limiting your chances and accessibility of fast food.

The full list of UK locations and how they rank can be found below.

The unhealthiest places in the UK - List
The unhealthiest places in the UK - List
The unhealthiest places in the UK - List

Keen to find out how many takeaways you eat compared to the rest of the UK? Take our test here, and find out just how healthy, or unhealthy you really are.