There are statistics on just about everything nowadays. Even Happiness can be counted, apparently. The government counts Happiness by local authority areas and countries in the 'United' Kingdom.
We live in the Craven District of the UK and, so say the government, we are the Happiest people in the UK.
OK, it's the Guardian so it could be wrong but if the report is accurate, I suppose our Happiness is more to do with the God-given scenery than anything done by Craven District Council.