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SA4 named one of Wales' most desirable postcodes

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: August 25, 2014


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New research has revealed that SA4 is one of the most desirable postcodes in England, Scotland and Wales.

Postal firm Royal Mail, in conjunction with the Centre for Economic and Business Research, analysed data from government agencies, the Land Registry and the Office for National Statistics to list the best places to live in each country.

Top 5 desirable postcodes in Wales

  1. Brynteg, Isle of Anglesey (LL78)
  2. Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan (CF61)
  3. Llanidloes, Powys (SY18)
  4. Caldicot, Monmouthshire (NP26)
  5. North West Swansea, West Glamorgan (SA4)

SA4 encompasses much of the north west of Swansea - including Gorseinon, Gowerton, Pontarddulais, Penllergaer, Loughor and Three Cross - and part of North Gower, and a small area of Carmarthenshire.

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SA4 postcode area, marked in red dash line

Taking into account employment, education and training opportunities, health, crime levels, homelessness, housing affordability, overcrowding, quality of the physical environment and ease of access to local services, the study was carried out to mark the 40th anniversary of the postcode.

In 1959, the first postcodes were trialled in Norwich when Royal Mail started a programme designed to use machines to overcome problems of labour intensive letter sorting.

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  • TaipeiSteve7  |  August 25 2014, 2:48PM

    Twiggy: Sorry to be the lead balloon, but the list given in the article is for the Wales category only. The top ten in the UK were all in England: http://tinyurl.com/paz8ttj Still, If you are content where you live, then that is sufficient - official stats won't change that.

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  • twiggy1uk  |  August 25 2014, 11:44AM

    I knew it had to be Wales which is a great place to live ...proud to be welsh