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accurate responses to questionnaires, so it is inevitable that some postcodes will be classified incorrectly because of out of date census information or poor quality responses from questionnaires.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.

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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

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

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.

Sales

M25 3AS

Wealth & Credit Risk Indicators

Compare how the two geodemographic database providers Cameo and Censation describe properties and their residents in M25 3AS. This information is based on the postcode classification, so may not be representative of the actual mix of properties in this postcode.

Cameo

Censation

Number of directors

Below average

Not Provided

Income levels

Average

Some £10K to £30K

Average age

Average, Slightly lower than average

25 - 34

Credit card ownership

Average

Not Provided

Credit Risk

Average

Not Provided

Unemployment level/ employment status

Low

Many Part-time or Self Employed

Social group

Settled Suburbs

Home Builders

Employment type

Not Provided

Some process support staff

Typical employer

Not Provided

Many manufacturing

Affluence

Not Provided

Striving

Holidays abroad

Slightly lower than average

Not Provided

Qualifications

Below Average

Many Level 2

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 M25 3AS

656

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.

Class

Definition

A

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.

B

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.

C1

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.

C2

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.

D

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.

E

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

Summary Information For M25 3AS

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

Locality

Not Returned

Post Town

Not Returned

Ward

St Mary's

Local Authority

Bury

Parliamentary Constituency

Bury South

Primary Care Trust

Bury

Latitude

53.53852

Longitude

-2.286921

Output Area Classification

Multi-ethnic professionals with families

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.

Detached

Semi-Detached

Terraced

Flat-Maisonette

Other

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Volumes Of House Sales In Bury

Property In M25 3AS

Cameo

Censation

Housing type

Semi-detached

Mixed Housing

House size

5-7 rooms

Not Provided

Tenure

Mortgage / Own Outright

Some social renting

Property value

Significantly below average

Over £176K and less than £215K

Identity Fraud In M25 3AS

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Crimes Reported Within A 1 Mile Radius Of M25 3AS

Crimes Around M25 3AS

Families in M25 3AS

Cameo

Censation

Family composition

Average have children, High couples, Below Average singles, Average, families

Empty nests and seniors

Marital status

Not Provided

Some widowed

Students

Low

Not Provided

Religion

Not Provided

Many christian

Newspapers

Tabloid / Middle Market

Some medium

Mail order response

Not Provided

Many Regular

Hours of sport

91

Not Provided

Weekly internet

0-5hrs

Not Provided

Social media

Average

Not Provided

Smartphone

Average

Not Provided

Tablet

Below average

Not Provided

Online shopping

More than once a month

Not Provided

Online groceries

No

Not Provided

Online train

No

Not Provided

Online flights

No

Not Provided

Online holidays

No

Not Provided

Online fashion

No

Not Provided

Online books

No

Not Provided

Closest Services To M25 3AS

  • Schools
    Our Lady Of Grace Rc Primary School 0 metres
    Cloughside College 359 metres
    Heaton Park Primary School 542 metres
    Prestwich Arts College 672 metres
    St Mary's Church Of England Aided Primary School, Prestwich 691 metres
    Higher Lane Primary School 0.59 miles
    Whitefield Community Primary School 0.59 miles
    Prestwich Preparatory School 0.74 miles
    Philips High School 0.74 miles
    The Ark 0.79 miles
  • Train Stations
    Clifton (Manchester) Rail Station 1.59 miles
    Swinton (Manchester) Rail Station 2.64 miles
    Moorside Rail Station 3.08 miles
    Salford Crescent Rail Station 3.62 miles
    Kearsley Rail Station 3.64 miles
    Manchester Victoria Rail Station 3.97 miles
    Salford Central Rail Station 4.05 miles
    Eccles Rail Station 4.16 miles
    Farnworth Rail Station 4.22 miles
    Walkden Rail Station 4.68 miles
  • Airports
    City Airport Manchester 6.26 miles
    Manchester Airport 12.78 miles
    Manchester Woodford Airport 14.97 miles
  • Bus Stations
    The Crescent/Salford University 3.79 miles
    Crescent/Salford University 3.8 miles
    Oldham Road/Queens Road 4.29 miles
    Regent Road/Sainsbury's 4.35 miles
    Regent Road/Ordsall Lane 4.4 miles
    Manchester Central Coach Station 4.65 miles
    Broadway/Leisure Centre 5.1 miles
    Oldham Road/Broadway 5.22 miles
    Broadway/Middleton Road 5.79 miles
    Bolton Bus Station Stand J 6.56 miles
  • Hospitals
    Prestwich Hospital 358 metres
    North Manchester General Hospital 2.76 miles
    Oaklands Hospital 3.49 miles
    Alpha Hospital Bury 3.58 miles
    Salford Royal 3.84 miles
    Fairfield General Hospital 4.48 miles
    Horizon Unit 4.48 miles
    Irwell Unit 4.48 miles
    University Dental Hospital Of Manchester 5.46 miles
    Bridgewater Hospital 5.7 miles
  • GP Practices
    Fairfax Group Practice 567 metres
    Longfield Medical Practice 567 metres
    Greyland Medical Centre 707 metres
    The Birches Medical Centre 0.65 miles
    The Uplands Medical Practice 0.79 miles
    Whittaker Lane Med Centre 1.02 miles
    The Elms Medical Centre 1.07 miles
    St Gabriel's Medical Centre 1.5 miles
    Continence And Stoma Service 1.59 miles
    Unsworth Medical Centre 1.62 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 2018
  • Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2018
  • Data produced by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2018
  • Crime data provided by the Home Office through data.police.uk under the Open Government Licence
  • House Price data is provided by HM Land Registry © Crown copyright 2017

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