Posted: Mon 25th Aug 2014

Is ‘CH5’ one of the top postcode area’s to live in Wales…. no! but these are…

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Aug 25th, 2014

The Royal Mail have published a list of most desirable postcodes in England, Scotland and Wales, oddly CH5 did NOT feature!
The study carried out by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) was commissioned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the allocation of postcodes to every address in Britain.
The research took account of different aspects of the quality of life of the UK’s postcode sectors including:
  • Employment opportunities
  • Health levels
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Crime levels
  • Homelessness, household overcrowding
  • Ease of accessing local services
  • The quality of the physical environment
  • Housing affordability – the relationship between average house prices and average annual earnings
The study found the picturesque postcode sector of LL78 – representing Brynteg on the Isle of Anglesey – is the most desirable in Wales.
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Top postcode area to lIve in Wales is Brynteg – its tidy…

CF61 – the postcode for the small coastal town of Llantwit Major – is next most popular, followed by SY18 Llanidloes, which is situated in mid Wales on the bank of the River Severn.
Top five most desirable postcode sectors in Wales
1. LL78 – Brynteg, Isle of Anglesey
2. CF61 – Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan
3. SY18 – Llanidloes, Powys
4. NP26 – Caldicot, Monmouthshire
5. SA4 – North West Swansea, West Glamoragn
 

The SP9 postcode sector representing the garrison town of Tidworth, in Wiltshire, is the most desirable in England.

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Its alright in Tidworth….

Top five most desirable postcode sectors in England

1. SP9 – Tidworth, Wiltshire
2. GU46 – Yateley, Hampshire
3. CA27 – St Bees, Cumbria
4. CW10 – Middlewich, Cheshire
5. RG6 – Earley, Berkshire

The most desirable postcode sector to live in Scotland is G44, which is in the south side of Glasgow. 

Top five most desirable postcode sectors in Scotland
1. G44 – South Glasgow
2. PA8 – Erskine, Renfrewshire
3. KA30 – Largs, Ayrshire
4. FK11 – Menstrie, Clackmannanshire
5. PA46 – Port Askaig, Isle of Islay

Steve Rooney, Head of Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit, said:

“Royal Mail commissioned the study to reveal the most desirable postcode sectors to live to mark the 40th anniversary of the allocation of postcodes to every address in Britain. “The invention of the postcode revolutionised the way post is sorted and delivered. As it has evolved, the postcodes have also revolutionised the way companies do business. The postcode is now used by businesses and individuals in their everyday activities, whether that is verifying a person’s address when making a transaction or planning a route on a SatNav system.” 

 

[highlight type=”standard, dark”]FIVE FACTS ABOUT POSTCODE’S[/highlight]

  • There are around 1.8 million postcodes across the UK, covering over 29 million addresses. In total, there are 48 million postcodes available under Royal Mail’s alpha-numeric system
  • The combination of letters and numbers was chosen because people can remember a mixture of numbers and letters more easily than a list of numbers and it gives more code combinations
  • Optical recognition machines read the postcodes and automatically convert them to phosphor dots. These are in turn read by the sorting machines which handle correctly addressed, post-coded letters 20 times faster than manual sorting
  • On average one postcode covers 17 residential addresses
  • Royal Mail’s online Postcode Finder is one of the UK’s most used webpages with around 100,000 visits a day – more than 40 million a year

 

 

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