BRADFORD has been named as one of the top cities to live in for young adults in the UK.

The study, by the life insurance team at Comparethemarket, put Bradford in fifth place, bettered only by Nottingham, Southampton, Coventry and Newcastle.

Bradford was the highest-ranked Yorkshire city in the list, coming ahead of Hull in seventh place, and ninth-placed Sheffield.

The data was based on average city centre rent prices, the cost of a monthly public transport pass, the number of jobs in the area, the number of pubs and bars and a ‘happiness score’, based on locals’ well-being.

Comparethemarket also found that Bradford is the third-cheapest city to rent a one-bedroom flat in the country.

It found that the average price of a one-bed in the centre of Bradford was £537.50 a month.

Hull was found to be the cheapest city in the country, with an average monthly rent of £452.50, followed by Peterborough, at £536.67.

Elsewhere in Yorkshire, Sheffield came ninth, with an average of £702.78.

Anna McEntee, from Comparethemarket, said: "Choosing where to live as a young adult can be an important decision - and there are a lot of different aspects to consider.

“It's great to see there are many cities in the UK that offer good living options for young adults."