There’s no surprises in a UMR survey which found that rural residents are happier with their location than people who live in small towns, suburbs or city centres.
The UMR Research survey of 750 New Zealanders people aged 18 and over found 90 percent of rural residents would most like to live in a rural area.
. . . More people wanted to live in a rural area than did so, at 26 percent, while 22 percent wanted to live in a small town.
Fewer people wanted to live in the suburbs or central city than did so, with 39 percent keen on the suburbs and 11 percent on the central city.
More space, less traffic, fewer people, fresher air . . . why wouldn’t you be happier in the country?