The findings released by the StepChange Debt charity show that in the first six months of this year, people contacting the charity’s helpline are on average falling £80 short every month of what they need to cover their essential living costs.
During the first six months of this year, 469 people from the Uxbridge area contacted the helpline about their debt problems, including credit cards, personal loans, payday loans and other debts.
On average people contacting the charity from the area owed £14,330, compared to the national average of £14,092.
Frances Walker from StepChange said: "A combination of stagnating incomes and spiralling living costs has tipped many households over the edge into unmanageable debt.
"Too often, those in financial difficulty wait almost a year before seeking advice, and in that time their position has deteriorated.
"It is crucial that anyone who finds themselves in this position should seek advice and support at the earliest opportunity."
StepChange Debt Charity provides free and confidential debt advice via its telephone helpline on 0800 138 1111.