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Geodemographic Data

Geodemographic data attempts to classify every postcode into one of around just 50 classifications. These are then used by marketing people to target goods and services and by others to site out of town shopping centres, or supermarkets. It is also used in credit scorecards to give a measure of risk, especially if other information is not available from anywhere else. The impact of geodemographic data on your Credit Score is relatively small compared to other things, such as your age or your residential status.

When putting together geodemographic data, statisticians use census based information, together with information derived from consumer questionnaires (for example, the ones that offer shopping vouchers in return), and data from Credit Reference Agencies. The full census only happens once every 10 years and consumers are increasingly giving less accurate responses to questionnaires, so it is inevitable that some postcodes will be classified incorrectly because of out of date census information or poor quality responses from questionnaires.

We think it's very important that this data should be easy to access and interpret, so that if there is any error or anomaly, this can be passed back to the people who own the data, so that the classification can be re-evaluated.

Over 20,000 people check postcodes on checkmyfile every day.

It's important to remember the limitations of trying to describe every area in the UK within the constraints of just 50 types. The general description is usually correct, but some of the detail may be very different.

Remember, we don't own the data so we can't amend it ourselves, but we can feed information back to the people who can.


Cameo™ is owned by Eurodirect Marketing and is one of a handful of geodemographic databases that are commercially available in the UK. Another is Censation, which you can compare directly on checkmyfile.

Cameo™ classes every postcode into one of around 50 postcode classifications, which in turn are based on information from many sources including insolvency and court information, questionnaires and census data. Geodemographic data can often be one of the components of the calculation of some Credit Scores, can dictate the amount and type of junk mail you receive and is also used by retail stores and supermarkets to help locate new shops in areas mostly likely to suit their customers.

Please note that the same postcode can be classified quite differently by different geodemographic companies.


Censation™, owned by AFD Software, classifies every UK postcode using the latest and most comprehensive data about where people live, how affluent or deprived they are and what 'life stage' they are in. Information about housing, employment, qualifications - over 600 variables from the latest UK Census - are analysed together with residential and commercial data and then validated further using a life-style database.

There are several similar databases. You can compare how this postcode is rated in the Cameo database. Please note that classifications can and do differ on different databases.

Postcode Classifications

There are around 50 or so 'model' classifications for all postcodes in the UK. They are a general view of various aspects of a postcode, and rarely do all parts of the description of a postcode classification match every aspect of the actual postcode itself.

Because they are generalisations, they help marketing people to identify postcode areas that contain people with similar, but not exact, lifestyles across the UK.

House Prices

House price data is taken from HM Land Registry and reflects the actual prices paid, rather than the advertised sale prices. Don't forget that average prices can vary depending on the mix of type of houses sold in any year.

Your Region Compared To The UK

When comparing prices, don't forget that the UK figure is calculated from hundreds of thousands of prices, so is much more reliable than the average price for your region, which is usually based on data from a small handful of house transactions.


BH22 8AD

Wealth & Credit Risk Indicators

Compare how the two geodemographic database providers Cameo and Censation describe properties and their residents in BH22 8AD. This information is based on the postcode classification, so may not be representative of the actual mix of properties in this postcode.



Number of directors

Below average

Not Provided

Income levels

Slightly higher than average

Excess Over £30K

Average age

Slightly lower than average, Slightly lower than average

25 - 34

Credit card ownership


Not Provided

Credit Risk

Above Average

Not Provided

Unemployment level/ employment status


Many Part-time or Self Employed

Social group

School Run Families

Attentive partner

Employment type

Not Provided

Many process support staff

Typical employer

Not Provided

Many manufacturing, construction or retail


Not Provided


Holidays abroad

Below average

Not Provided



Many Level 4

The derived wealth and credit risk will determine the type of junk mail and other advertising that residents receive.

Estimated Credit Score For Residents Of BH22 8AD


Out of 1000

Public databases such as the Register of Court Judgments and Insolvency Records are combined with census data and 'lifestyle' information collected from questionnaires to evaluate the average financial risk in a postcode.

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Residents classified as social group C2

The 'social class' of a person tends to be based on occupation - each group can be defined as shown below.




Typically includes professionals such as doctors, lawyers and dentists, chartered architects and engineers. Individuals with a large degree of responsibility such as senior executives and senior managers, higher grade civil servants and higher ranks of the armed services.


Made up of university lecturers, heads of local government departments, executive officers of the civil service, middle managers, qualified scientists, bank managers, police inspectors and senior ranks of the armed services.


Typically comprising nurses, technicians, pharmacists, salesmen, publicans, clerical workers , clerical officers within the civil service, police sergeants and constables and senior non commissioned officers within the armed services.


Comprises skilled manual workers who have served apprenticeships; foremen, manual workers with special qualifications such as long distance lorry drivers, security officers and other non commissioned officers within the armed services.


Includes semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers, including labourers and people serving apprenticeships; clerical assistants in the civil service, machine minders, farm labourers, laboratory assistants, postmen and all other members of the armed services.


Made up of Pensioners, casual workers, long term unemployed people, and others with relatively low or fixed levels of income.

Summary Information For BH22 8AD

Every 10 years the Office for National Statistics undertakes a Census of all households in the UK with residents required, by law, to respond. The results are then checked and collated before being made available to the public.

Office for National Statistics


Not Returned

Post Town

Not Returned


Not Returned

Local Authority

East Dorset

Parliamentary Constituency


Primary Care Trust






Output Area Classification

Ageing industrious workers

House Price History

House price data is taken from HM Land Registry and reflects the actual prices paid, rather than the advertised sale prices. Average prices can vary depending on the mix of type of houses sold in any given year. Hover your mouse over the graph, or tap the plot points for more information.






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Volumes Of House Sales In Dorset

Property In BH22 8AD



Housing type


Some Terraced

House size

5-7 rooms

Not Provided


Mortgage / Social or Council Rented

Some owned mortgaged

Property value

Below average

Over £215K and less than £300K

Identity Fraud In BH22 8AD

Using the minus symbol zoom out the map until you see nearby fraud hotspots appear. These are updated on a daily basis.

If you are concerned about your exposure to identity fraud, you can use our free Identity Fraud Risk Estimator tool advice on how to reduce the chances of falling victim to this rare but nasty crime.

The best way to check for evidence of Identity Fraud against you is to check your Credit Report for credit accounts you don't recognise, credit searches you don't expect and association to unexpected addresses.

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Crimes Reported Within A 1 Mile Radius Of BH22 8AD

Crimes Around BH22 8AD

Families in BH22 8AD



Family composition

Above Average have children, Average couples, Average singles, Average, families

Older families

Marital status

Not Provided

Some cohabiting


Below Average

Not Provided


Not Provided

Many christian


Tabloid / Middle Market

Some popular

Mail order response

Not Provided

Many Regular

Hours of sport


Not Provided

Weekly internet


Not Provided

Social media


Not Provided


Slightly lower than average

Not Provided


Above average

Not Provided

Online shopping

More than once a month

Not Provided

Online groceries


Not Provided

Online train


Not Provided

Online flights


Not Provided

Online holidays


Not Provided

Online fashion


Not Provided

Online books


Not Provided

Closest Services To BH22 8AD

  • Schools
    West Moors Middle School 0.85 miles
    Oakhurst Community First School 0.99 miles
    Ferndown Middle School 1.31 miles
    Ferndown First School 1.32 miles
    Ferndown Upper School 1.37 miles
    Parley First School 1.42 miles
    West Moors, St Mary's Church Of England Voluntary Controlled First School 1.7 miles
    Portfield School 1.95 miles
    Hampreston Church Of England Voluntary Aided First School 2.66 miles
    St Ives Primary School 2.94 miles
  • Train Stations
    Bournemouth Rail Station 5.61 miles
    Pokesdown Rail Station 5.71 miles
    Branksome Rail Station 6.02 miles
    Christchurch Rail Station 6.15 miles
    Parkstone (Dorset) Rail Station 6.79 miles
    Poole Rail Station 7.86 miles
    Hinton Admiral Rail Station 7.87 miles
    Hamworthy Rail Station 8.66 miles
    New Milton Rail Station 10 miles
    Holton Heath Rail Station 11.25 miles
  • Airports
    Bournemouth Airport 2.33 miles
    Compton Abbas Aerodrome 16.49 miles
  • Bus Stations
    Meeting House Lane 4.38 miles
    Bournemouth University 4.67 miles
    Bournemouth Station 5.65 miles
    Branksome Station 6.03 miles
    County Gates 6.1 miles
    St Johns Church 6.26 miles
    Bargates 6.37 miles
    Seldown Coach Station 7.81 miles
    Sea Corner 8.9 miles
    Bradbeers 10.25 miles
  • Hospitals
    St Leonards Community Hospital (Dorset) 0.93 miles
    Royal Bournemouth General Hospital 4.76 miles
    Oakcroft 5.07 miles
    Alderney Hospital 5.11 miles
    Nuffield Health, Bournemouth Hospital 5.39 miles
    Victoria Hospital 5.47 miles
    Christchurch Hospital 5.65 miles
    Fairmile House 5.68 miles
    Nightingale House/Court/Florence House 6.5 miles
    Pebble Lodge 6.5 miles
  • GP Practices
    The Barcellos Family Practice 92 metres
    Gp Ucs (Dorset) Ooh 0.88 miles
    Penny's Hill Practice 1.12 miles
    West Moors Group Practice 1.47 miles
    Kinson Road Medical Centre 3.13 miles
    James Fisher Medical Centre 3.32 miles
    Durdells Avenue Surgery 3.33 miles
    Leybourne Surgery 3.52 miles
    Moordown Medical Centre 3.61 miles
    The Banks & Bearwood Medical Centre 3.76 miles

Data Sources

The information in this report has been compiled using a variety of Open Data and paid data sets. These Open data sets are released to the public and are provided under their own specific copyright the notices of which are detailed below.

  • Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2021
  • Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2021
  • Data produced by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2021
  • Crime data provided by the Home Office through under the Open Government Licence
  • House Price data is provided by HM Land Registry © Crown copyright 2017

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