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Often, many of the people who live in this sort of postcode will be cosmopolitan sharers or students living in flats. These are known as type 20 in the ACORN classification and 0.65% of the UK’s population live in this type.

University towns such as Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh are the main geographical locations for these types, which are also found in places such as Brighton, Plymouth and Dundee. Here is an overview of the likely preferences and features of your neighbourhood:

Family income Medium
Interest in current affairsHigh
Housing - with mortgage Low
Educated - to degree High
Couples with children Low
Have satellite TV Low


These are cosmopolitan areas of shared flats and bed-sits.

Households tend to be young single people renting small one or two bedroom flats, which may be purpose built or converted. Around a third are student households. This is a fast changing environment with a high turnover of occupancy. Living close to places of work and study, travel is mainly by foot or public transport. Relatively few of these people own a car.

Although many cannot afford to purchase a PC, this is the computer literate generation. They use the Internet through college or work to make various purchases and book holidays. These people have plans and aspirations. They wish to embrace the latest technology - digital cameras, DVD players and so on - but don’t yet have the financial means to do so. The more prudent plan to pay off their debts. Their phone bills are large and their credit card limits low. so true

Lifestyles are active, socially and physically. Exercise, dance and sport are popular. They frequent coffee shops and in the evenings go the theatre, cinema or clubbing. More relaxing moments are spent listening to music or reading books and magazines. Some will eat healthy foods and take vitamin supplements, but many choose to eat fast foods and take-aways for convenience.

These people are interested in current affairs. While news may be followed online, they are also readers of The Guardian, Observer, Independent and The Times.
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Family income Medium
Interest in current affairs Low
Housing - with mortgage Medium
Educated - to degree Low
Couples with children Medium
Have satellite TV High

Sounds pretty much right. Also, in the more detailed description:

Typically aged between 45 and 75, these households tend to be mainly empty nesters and retired couples.

The majority of homes are detached houses and bungalows.

Very true! Me and my brother are the only young people on the road!
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Family income = Low
Interest in current affairs = Low
Housing - with mortgage = Very low
Educated - to degree = Very low
Couples with children = Low (thats because its all single parent families :yep: )
Have satellite TV = Low

Woop we are well classy :woo:

Often, many of the people who live in this sort of postcode will be families and single parents living in council flats. These are known as type 52 in the ACORN classification and 0.86% of the UK’s population live in this type. In addition to Glasgow, neighbourhoods fitting this profile are found in West Dunbartonshire, Dundee, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

And this is my favourtie bit:
When shopping for food, retailers such as Aldi and Kwik Save are where they choose to go . With the limited money they are likely to have left, they will occasionally relax by going to bingo
:laugh: its so true!
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Family income Very high
Interest in current affairs Very high
Housing - with mortgage Medium
Educated - to degree Very high
Couples with children High
Have satellite TV Low
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Family income Very high
Interest in current affairs Medium
Housing - with mortgage Very high
Educated - to degree High
Couples with children Very high
Have satellite TV Very high

Toff alert. :ninja:
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Family income Very high
Interest in current affairs Very high
Housing - with mortgage Medium
Educated - to degree Very high
Couples with children High
Have satellite TV Low
all those Very high income people cant afford sattelite tv's? :woo:
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Family income Very high
Interest in current affairs High
Housing - with mortgage Medium
Educated - to degree High
Couples with children Medium
Have satellite TV Medium

how average. how middle class and nice.
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Family income High
Interest in current affairs High
Housing - with mortgage High
Educated - to degree High
Couples with children High
Have satellite TV Medium


"Often, many of the people who live in this sort of postcode will be older families living in prosperous suburbs"

Actually most people down my road are old so that's sort of true!
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Family income Very low
Interest in current affairs Very low
Housing - with mortgage Very low
Educated - to degree Very low
Couples with children Medium
Have satellite TV Medium

WHY OP? WHY?!
hey, at least you have satellite tv!
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Family income Medium
Interest in current affairs Low
Housing - with mortgage Medium
Educated - to degree Low
Couples with children Medium
Have satellite TV High

pretty much surrounded by old people..
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Family income Medium
Interest in current affairs High
Housing - with mortgage Low
Educated - to degree High
Couples with children Very low
Have satellite TV Very low

Student area. Figures really.
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Family income Low
Interest in current affairs Low
Housing - with mortgage Medium
Educated - to degree Low
Couples with children Medium
Have satellite TV Medium

Interests include camping and caravanning, angling, bingo and the pub.


Welcome to Wales ...
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Family income Very high
Interest in current affairs Medium
Housing - with mortgage Very high
Educated - to degree High
Couples with children Very high
Have satellite TV Very high

The places Ive been looking at moving are less promising :unsure:
Aww :hugs: I'm sure it will be fine
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Family income - Low
Interest in current affairs - High
Housing - with mortgage - Low
Educated - to degree - Low
Couples with children - High
Have satellite TV - Medium

High interest in current affairs? That doesn't make any sense...
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Family income Medium
Interest in current affairs High
Housing - with mortgage Medium
Educated - to degree High
Couples with children Medium
Have satellite TV Low
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Often, many of the people who live in this sort of postcode will be home owning Asian families. These are known as type 31 in the ACORN classification and 1.12% of the UK’s population live in this type.

Neighbourhoods fitting this profile are found in London in Harrow, Hounslow, Barnet and Brent and in the Midlands in Leicester, Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Here is an overview of the likely preferences and features of your neighbourhood:
Family income High
Interest in current affairs High
Housing - with mortgage High
Educated - to degree High
Couples with children High
Have satellite TV Medium

These are areas of traditional suburban semi-detached housing that are often home to many Asian families. Almost 40% of the people in this type of postcode are Asian. There are many children and young people in their 20s, and fewer elderly and retired than in the UK as a whole.

Houses are typically three bedroomed and are often relatively expensive, but incomes are also above average. Most houses are being bought on a mortgage but many are owned outright.

Levels of qualifications are above average, and there are some professional and managerial jobs. A number of people are self-employed.

Education and self-improvement are important in these neighbourhoods which also house a number of students. The home PC is primarily used for education, reference and careers.

Holiday flights tend to be farther afield than Europe, perhaps to the USA and Asia to visit family and friends. These people also make regular international phone calls and quarterly telephone bills are high.

Religious activities play an important part in people’s free time. There is a mix of recreational pursuits including exercise and sports, going to the cinema, watching DVDs, fashion and the arts.

Uptake of cable TV is high, possibly for specialist Asian channels. People show an interest in current affairs with readership of The Guardian and Independent stronger than elsewhere.


BIG UP New Malden...Asian families FTW
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are they ****ing kidding me?

Family income Very low
Interest in current affairs Very low
Housing - with mortgage Very low
Educated - to degree Very low
Couples with children Low
Have satellite TV Low

These are areas with high numbers of single pensioners living alongside many single parents. The age breakdown of the population is unusual because, overall, there are both high numbers of people over 60 and children under 16.

People live in council or housing association properties. These tend to be small terraced houses and flats, typically found in urban estates. Unemployment levels are high, and typical occupations include manufacturing and other more routine jobs.

With high numbers of single pensioners and single parents, overall income levels are low. This type has the lowest level of qualifications of all ACORN types, which means there is little chance of these areas becoming more prosperous.

With such low incomes, it is unsurprising that the majority of these people do not have a car and public transport is essential to them. With any spare money they are most likely to have a drink in the pub, go to bingo or place an occasional bet at the bookies. If they do manage a holiday, they often choose a caravan break in the UK.

When they buy a paper, their particular favourites are The Sun and News of the World.
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Family income Very High
Interest in current affairs Medium
Housing - with mortgage Low
Educated - to degree Very High
Couples with children Medium
Have satellite TV Very High

Woohoo :yep:
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(Original post by rachxl)
Family income Very high
Interest in current affairs High
Housing - with mortgage Medium
Educated - to degree High
Couples with children Medium
Have satellite TV Medium

how average. how middle class and nice.
How can it be average when levels of income, education and interest in current affairs are all high or very high? :p:
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Family income - Medium
Interest in current affairs - High
Housing - with mortgage - Low
Educated - to degree - High
Couples with children - Very low
Have satellite TV - Low

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Often, many of the people who live in this sort of postcode will be elderly singles living in purpose built flats. These are known as type 35 in the ACORN classification and 0.81% of the UK’s population live in this type.

Neighbourhoods fitting this profile are found on the south coast in Bournemouth, Torbay, Eastbourne and Brighton as well as in Scarborough, East Renfrewshire and Fylde in Lancashire.

This type of postcode contains the highest proportion of households with residents over the age of 75. 50% of households in this type are pensioners. Many are living alone, although some are retirement home residents.

The main type of housing is one and two bedroom flats, most of which are purpose built and low rise. Many properties are owned outright but some are privately rented. Holiday homes are also a feature of these neighbourhoods. Working residents tend to be relatively well qualified, often employed in senior managerial and professional occupations.

As might be expected with a large elderly population, car ownership is low relative to the UK as a whole.

Most of the residents in this type are comfortably off. Many have provided for their old age with above average levels of investments in ISAs, unit trusts and guaranteed income bonds.

Popular newspapers are The Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Express and Daily Mail.

Individuals in this type are likely to engage in charitable and voluntary work. They are also interested in music, the arts and antiques. Good food and wine are enjoyed as is eating out, especially for lunch.


Bold = :rofl:
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