LONDON, July 31 (Xinhua) -- A town in north-east England founded in the 7th century and the town around Windsor Castle were named Wednesday as the places with the highest and lowest numbers of homes in Britain where nobody is in work.
Hartlepool, on the coast of the North Sea, topped the Office for National Statistics (ONS) list for workless households in 2018.
Over 430 kilometres away, Windsor and Maidenhead, the area famed for its stunning royal household, topped the list for the fewest number of homes where nobody was in work.
ONS said in 2018, the areas with the highest percentage of workless households were generally located outside the south of England.
Hartlepool, Glasgow City and Dundee City were in the top five areas with the highest percentage of workless households in 2017 and 2018.
Windsor and Maidenhead, Harrow and Bracknell Forest were in the top five areas with the lowest percentage of workless households in both 2017 and 2018.
The 19 areas of Britain with the lowest percentage of workless households were all in the south of England, and all but one of the 24 areas with the highest percentage of workless households were outside the south of England, added ONS.
Glasgow was continually among the top 10 areas with the highest workless homes, while West Berkshire was the only area continually among the bottom 10 with the lowest number of homes where nobody worked.
The study shows that in the years 2009 to 2013 Liverpool had the highest average rank for workless households in Britain, moving to 5th place in the 2014 to 2018 period
Along with Liverpool and Hartlepool, also in the top 10 for the years 2009 to 2019 are Middlesbrough, Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Nottingham and North Ayrshire.
The Home Counties around London dominated the top-10 list for the number of the least workless homes.