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happycat Sun 29-May-05 12:48:38

found a website which is interesting.Already looked up mine and some friends and will use it when we move house. have a look at http://www.checkmyfile.com/Guest/neighbourhoodsearch.asp sorry can't do link so you will have to paste

tillykins Sun 29-May-05 12:50:49

is this it

WigWamBam Sun 29-May-05 12:50:59

here

lockets Sun 29-May-05 12:51:29

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happycat Sun 29-May-05 12:52:33

o.k yes thank you.I just can't do them I even tried to put in the bbc news like on instructions and still couldn't.Doh

happycat Sun 29-May-05 12:54:05

we may be moving home soon and thought it was a really good way to see what the nieghbourhood is like

Janh Sun 29-May-05 13:01:03

For mine it says "Properties are mainly semi-detached, terraced or flats and are owned outright, mortgaged or council houses."

Well, that narrows it down, doesn't it? In fact for my specific postcode they are all terraced and owned/mortgaged.

It also says "The children living in this area are typically aged between 0 and 15 years" - wow! Children aged between 0-15! How unusual!

"There is an average level of car ownership and when travelling to work people tend to use public and private transport." As opposed to what? Spaceships?

Sorry, happycat, but the information is fairly crappy. I think you'd be better looking at upmystreet .

compo Sun 29-May-05 13:03:34

my thoughts exactly JanH. And I don't like the way they describe newspaper resadership. Some people go out and buy papers rather than having them delivered so it's not exactly accurate!!

ambrosia Sun 29-May-05 13:04:15

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happycat Sun 29-May-05 13:07:45

Mine said al that too but i looked up some of the posher areas and friends that i have that live in some and no it is not all the same.I go to work in a spaceship L.O.L

Windermere Sun 29-May-05 13:44:46

Mine says that the area is mainly populated by singles, couples and families. I had no idea, what a revelation!

hunkermunker Sun 29-May-05 13:45:39

Windermere, you must live next door to me than as that's what is said about here - lol!

I thought we lived in an area of nuns and monks, with a smattering of swing band players, so it came as a shock to me, I can tell you

joash Sun 29-May-05 14:47:51

just checked my postcode and around 90% of the info is wrong!!!!!

Gwenick Sun 29-May-05 15:13:08

Sorry have to say that upmystreet isn't much better IME.

For my postcode it says the wrong nearest primary school (the one it mentions is actually a "Junior" school about 10 minutes walk away) The primary school has the exact same postcode as me LOL.

Population and crime data is for the whole town?!?!

Average price is for the First part of the postcode and the 1st letter of the last bit (which in our town covers a HUGE area) and is therefore MUCH higher than it actually is..

joash Sun 29-May-05 15:18:02

err gwenick - a junior school is a primary school!!

purpleturtle Sun 29-May-05 15:32:53

The children living in this area are typically aged between 0 and 19 years

I think I could write this website...

misdee Sun 29-May-05 15:33:28

that is totally wrong. the street i live in, the original houses were knocked down over 20years ago, and they rebuilt bungalows. appaerently its young and pooer families who live here. we are the youngest family here, 98% at a guess are over 60years old.

'In this area the most common social group is C1C2DE. The children living in this area are typically aged between 0 and 19 years and the adults are of mixed ages. Households consist of singles, families and single parents. The population density at this postcode is approximately 86% of the national average. The people living here are in general qualified to a very low level and the typical employment type is classified as blue collar or semi and unskilled. Unemployment stands at the national average, and the industry sector is defined as consisting of primary industry, for example agriculture, fishing, mining and forestry, manufacturing, for example brewing, steel, petrol and car manufacture or the service industry, for example tourism, retail, transport/distribution and catering. The number of directors is 46% of the national average. As defined by the Census, the ethnic break-down of this postcode is typically white. '


balls, is all i say!!

Yorkiegirl Sun 29-May-05 15:36:59

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happycat Sun 29-May-05 15:38:34

sorry i have u[set you all I have not posted for a long time and thought it was interesting and a bit of fun.

misdee Sun 29-May-05 15:39:04

havent upset us, it just m,akes me laugh at how outdated it is.

happycat Sun 29-May-05 15:39:50

o.k

Gwenick Sun 29-May-05 15:49:37

a junior school is a primary school!!


No the primary school next door goes from Reception to yr3, The Junior school goes from yr4 to yr6.....

Janh Sun 29-May-05 15:55:23

R-Y2 is Infants, Y3-Y6 is Juniors, combined is Primary...oh hang on, are you in Scotland, Gwenick?

Gwenick Sun 29-May-05 15:57:50

nope am in Wellingborough, Northants

Janh Sun 29-May-05 16:08:40

Oh...OK...they don't have Middle Schools where you are, do they?

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