According to a report in the Worthing Herald, eight out of the ten towns with the highest numbers of divorced and separated parents are coastal towns like Worthing or Hastings. The Census information also reveals that these areas also have a lower average monthly rent – £400 compared to £600.
“No-one is happy about divorce within a community, but there should not be criticism of those who feel that is the least worst option for them. I think one of the reasons which has made Worthing an attractive place for many people, from families to those who are separated or divorced is the fact there are a high number of groups and organisations here that offer support and friendship. It’s also an area that has been more affordable than many other places within the country.”
Photo of Hastings by Bernd Rieke via Wikipedia under a Creative Commons licence