Local area Full neighbourhood profile in Swindon SN1

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Local area Full neighbourhood profile in Swindon

Often, many of the people who live in this sort of postcode will be
home owning families living in terraces. These are known as type 42 in
the ACORN classification and 2.94% of the UK's population live in this

Neighbourhoods fitting this profile are largely found in former
mining, industrial and manufacturing areas of Wales and northern
England. Examples include Merthyr Tydfil, Rhonda, Burnley, Barrow in
Furness and Halifax. Here is an overview of the likely preferences and
features of your neighbourhood:

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

Young families with two children under 10, living in small terraced
housing, characterise this type of postcode. Adults tend to be in the
20-40 age group with fewer older people and retired. There are some
single parent households.

This is the ACORN type with the highest incidence of terraced housing.
The houses tend to be small, with two or sometimes three bedrooms, and
at the lower end of the house price scale. 70% of households are owner
occupiers, with most buying on a mortgage. Most of the rest are
renting from private landlords, with a smaller proportion renting from
the local authority.

Generally, employment is in blue-collar jobs in manufacturing, mining
and other manual occupations, with shopworkers also common. There is
some unemployment, and long term illness is above the national
average. As might be expected, educational qualification levels are
generally low.

Car ownership is below the national average, and many people travel to
work on foot or cycle.

Incomes are on the low side so there is little scope for investments
and savings. Use of credit cards is below average.

Leisure interests include camping, angling, bingo, horseracing and
rugby, as well as watching cable TV and going to the pub.

Popular newspapers include the Daily Mirror, Daily Sport and their
Sunday equivalents, as well as the Daily Star.

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