Location Counts is designed to give you a unique insight into areas and locations in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) and help you answer key questions such as:
- Where should I live?
- What's it like where I live today?
We believe that the LocationCounts website is the most sophisticated of its kind in the UK and aims to complement existing property search portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla.
LocationCounts does not treat all people in the same way. What's important to one person will not be important to the next. That is why we allow you to set your individual preferences with the results then tailored to your personal circumstances and highlighting locations that meet your needs and those that don't.
Why has LocationCounts been launched?
You may remember a site called up my street that provided lots of great information about areas around the country. Well we loved this site until the data started to become less important than the advertisements and then all of a sudden it disappeared. Our aim was to come up with something that took the good bits of upmystreet.com and made them even better. So, we think that we've created a site that not only helps people find a great place where to live but also gives those people that aren't interested in moving a better understanding about where they live today.
What makes LocationCounts so unique?
There are other sites that provide similar information to that provided on LocationCounts. However, what sets us apart is the range of information we provide along with the fact that we go beyond providing information just at area level. For example, other sites will provide house value information at a postcode district level (e.g. LS13) while LocationCounts provides the information at an individual postcode level (e.g. LS13 9ZZ).
Another unique concept is that we compare the location you've selected against all other locations in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) and provide results of how the location ranks against all other locations (see our help section and tutorials for a detailed explanation of how ranks work).
We also recognise that not everyone is the same so we let you to tell us what's important to you when looking for a place to live. We then show you a map that highlights areas where locations are likely to match your needs and those that won't.
LocationCounts really does help you see what's it's like specifically in 'My Location' (e.g. LS13 9ZZ) rather than just in 'My Area' (e.g. LS13) and the site really can help to you find the best place to live.
So what can you see on LocationCounts?
Property Information - See all the latest property news including current property prices by property type, property value changes over time and the makeup of properties around/in each location to get a better understanding of the overall property market.
Schools Information - See information from the primary school league tables and secondary school league tables to get a better understanding of schools' performance around each location. Information of where the nearest schools to your location sits within the school league tables will help you choose the best school for your child.
Crime Information - Do you ever ask yourself the question “What is crime in my area like?“ We'll show you crime statistics that will help you understand the crime rates in and around the area where you live today or where you plan to live. We also have links to the police website that display a crime map for your chosen location.
Travel Infromation - When looking for a place to live, you can see information for the nearest airports, nearest railway stations and nearest motorway junctions. Our information helps you understand how accessible the overall travel network is.
Environment Information - With the likes of Google street view, it's easy to see what the immediate vicinity of a location looks like. But what about the broader area? We help to show you which are the most urban areas and which are the most rural areas.
We also have links to properties for sale close to the location and some useful links to other sites linked to the location. As the saying goes, “it's all about Location Location Location!”.
OK, it sounds great, so how do I use it?
Simple click the link below and enter a postcode or location name to get started. Alternatively use our map to search for a location or tell us what's important to you and we'll present a map that highlights areas that are likely to match your needs.
If you'd like more information on how to use the site then see our help pages and tutorials.
We're keen to hear from you about what you like and also don't like about the site. Also, if you have ideas of additional data that you'd like to see on the site then please let us know. All feedback can be given via our contact form.
Data for House Prices, Schools, Crime, Travel & Environment (Terrain & Altitude) contains public sector information licenced under the Open Government Licence V2.0.
Environment (Land Use) data contains information from the European Environment Agency. http://www.eea.europa.eu/legal/copyright
Settlement data is © OpenStreetMap contributors. The data is available under the Open database Licence http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright
Links to source data sites are as follows:
- House Prices
- http://www.landregistry.gov.uk (England & Wales)
- http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance (England)
- http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/ (England)
- http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/scottishschoolsonline (Scotland)
- http://mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk (Wales)
- http://data.police.uk (England & Wales)
LocationCounts was developed and is owned by Challenge Logic Limited.