Lewisham ranked most stressful borough for commuting in London

Lewisham has been ranked as the most stressful borough for commuting, according to new data.

The average London commute is one-third longer than the UK as a whole, according to the Trades Union Congress, while a London City Airport report shows that one in three peak-rail-hour rail travellers have to stand up.

A new study by Resume.io found Lewisham to rank as the most stressful boroughs for commuting in London, with 42.54 per cent of work journey-themed tweets displaying stress.

The team used a sentiment analysis tool to examine Twitter data and determine where travel to and from work causes the most anxiety in the UK.

(graphic Resume.io)

The map above shows that six of the ten boroughs with the highest amount of stressed commute-themed tweets are south of the River Thames – including most-stressed Lewisham – even though there are twice as many boroughs to the north overall.

Take a look at the south London boroughs with the most stressful commutes:

South east London

Bexley: 30.33 per cent

Bromley: 41.67 per cent

Greenwich: 38.89 per cent

Lewisham: 42.54 per cent

Southwark: 34.76 per cent

South west London

Kingston Upon Thames: 39.76 per cent

Sutton: 40.32 per cent

Merton: 35.57 per cent

Wandsworth: 37.42 per cent

Lambeth: 36.30 per cent

Croydon: 40.38 per cent

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