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Granite city commuter blues


By Alistair Whitfield


ABERDEEN has more stressed out commuters than virtually every other city in the UK, according to new research.

Only London and York top the granite city when it comes to frustrating journeys.

When the regulated property buyer Good Move surveyed workers across the UK nearly half (47%) of those commuting to Aberdeen stated that it harmed their mental health.

The top 10 UK cities with the most stressed commuters are:

1) York - 51%

= London - 51%

3) Aberdeen - 47%

= Glasgow - 47%

5) Birmingham - 45%

6) Nottingham - 44%

= Oxford - 44%

8) Cardiff - 42%

= Newcastle - 42%

= Leeds - 42%

Some workers, however, have it slightly easier, with the research also revealing the cities with the least stressful journeys.

The top 5 UK cities with the least stressed commuters are:

1) Bristol - 29%

2) Coventry - 31%

3) Edinburgh - 36%

4) Sheffield - 37%

5) Belfast - 38%

Ross Counsell, director at Good Move, said: "While everyone has an idea of their dream home or career, it is so important that people get a healthy work-life balance and don’t sacrifice their mental wellbeing."

Full survey at goodmove.co.uk/



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