Study of singles finds Mandurah the 6th happiest place in Australia

The Peel region is named for early WA settler Thomas Peel.
The Peel region is named for early WA settler Thomas Peel.

MANDURAH is a happy place for singles, in fact the sixth happiest place in Australia, according to research.

On March 20, the UN released its annual World Happiness Report that ranks countries based on the happiness of their citizenry.

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Out of 155 nations, Australia registered as the ninth happiest country in the world, beating the US (14) and Britain (19) to make it into the top 10, although New Zealand edged it into eighth spot.

A separate organisation ran its own research, aimed at discovering where the happiest Aussie singles lived and Mandurah came in at number 6.

Based on anonymous data collated from 14,700 Aussie singles, the group said they could geographically pinpoint where Australia’s jolliest singles lived.

Mandurah was the only WA city in the top 10 with Victorian cities Geelong and Ballarat coming in first and third, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast (2), Toowoomba (4), Gold Coaast (5) Cairns (8) and Brisbane (10), with Darwin in seventh place and Port Macquarie, NSW (9).