Which UK Cities Are Concerned About Stress-Related Hair Loss?

Hair loss is an issue affecting millions of people around the world. As many as 21 million women and 35 million men are impacted by it according to statistics.

For many of these people, the primary cause is stress, with one study finding that females with high stress levels are 11 times more likely to suffer from hair loss.

With these facts in mind, we wanted to discover which locations are the most worried about losing their hair due to stress. Using data from Google, we’ve ranked the UK’s most heavily populated cities by how often their citizens search for keywords around stress-related hair loss.

So, which cities are the most concerned about losing their hair? Here are the results…


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To rank our ten cities, we found the combined average monthly search volume for all keywords relevant to stress-related hair loss using Google’s Keyword Planner. We then divided each city’s population by this number to discover the proportion of people searching for these keywords in each location.

The city most concerned about hair loss through stress turned out to be Edinburgh, with one in every 321 residents searching for the subject on Google. However, the Scottish capital wasn’t far above Leeds, the most concerned English city and the second most concerned overall. The largest city in Yorkshire, one in 336 of Leeds’ residents are worried about losing their hair, with a total of 1,500 searches for stress-related hair loss keywords each month.

In third place is Manchester, where one in 347 residents are Googling about stress hair loss every month. The remaining spots in the top five were filled by Bristol with one in 376 and Glasgow with one in 387.

If you’d like to view a more in-depth table of the data, click here.

If you are suffering from high levels of stress or anxiety, speak to your doctor for additional support with your mental health.


The data was gathered using Google's Keyword Planner. We generated lists of keywords related to stress-related hair loss and looked up the total average monthly search volume for the UK's ten most heavily populated cities. We then used each city's population total to find out the proportion of each city's citizens that are searching for these kinds of terms.


Keyword data: https://ads.google.com/intl/en_GB/home/
Populations: https://www.thegeographist.com/uk-cities-population-1000/