Wrexham has been named the "unluckiest" place to live in a zombie apocalypse.

With the new Resident Evil series dropping on Netflix on July 14, a study by RantCasino.com has investigated how the UK would fare in a hypothetical zombie apocalypse.

Conwy was identified as the safest area in North Wales in the study, with 3,245 potential undead affecting this area.

With a 2.75% zombie-to-population ratio, the public may have a higher chance of escaping during a hypothetical apocalypse.


Image credit: Romolo Tavani/Shutterstock

Image credit: Romolo Tavani/Shutterstock

But Wrexham was found to be the unluckiest borough in North Wales to live in during a zombie apocalypse.

Residents might not escape unscathed here, with a staggering 49,035 potential zombies roaming around the streets. This may be down to the 49 cemeteries in the area.

The county of Denbighshire follows next, with 25,116 potential zombies around. It has a higher number of cemeteries, with 67 but a lower population than Wrexham. Despite this, there is a 25% zombie-to-population ratio, meaning residents have a higher chance of escaping unscathed here.

Finally, the luckiest place in the UK to live in during a zombie apocalypse is the Isles of Scilly, with only 98 potential zombies roaming the streets.


  • RantCasino.com conducted the following research to replicate a hypothetical zombie apocalypse in which the deceased are resurrected as the living dead. The research evaluates both the nominal and relative concentrations of zombies in administrative subdivisions of the United Kingdom. Estimations for this study are based on a sample of 369,240 globally geolocated cemeteries and memorials acquired from an established public database of cemetery records, Find a Grave (owned by Ancestry.com ).
  • Firstly, the sample of cemeteries is reverse geocoded using the Ordnance Survey Administrative Boundaries and the Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) boundary lines for the UK.
  • Population estimates from the ONS, and the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Centre (SADAC) are used to define district and state-level populations for the UK. Population estimates from the SADAC were polygonised from raster images and spatially joined to the TIGER state-level boundaries.
  • The geolocated dataset of cemeteries was then aggregated by district and state to determine the total number of cemeteries, total number of memorials, memorials per capita (%) and memorials per KM2 for each administrative subdivision to find the unluckiest places to live during a zombie apocalypse.

Resident Evil


Resident Evil coming to Netflix.

Resident Evil coming to Netflix.


  • Nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus, an outbreak reveals the Umbrella Corporation's dark secrets.
  • Based on the horror franchise, which includes countless console games and movies.
  • This is the fist live action series for the franchise, which is known for its "bad ass" female characters like Jill Valentine and Claire Redfield.
  • It stars Ella Balinska, Tetiana Gaidar, and Lance Reddick, and features fan favourite characters such as Albert Wesker as well as ones new to the franchise.