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Last updated: 01 Nov 2014

Top ten cities in England & Wales

The national top 20 Hotspots are largely made up of rural and suburban locations, which fare well on key measures such as housing affordability and low crime rates. However, for some families the amenities, culture and economic opportunities including employment that urban areas offer are far more appealing.

Top 10 city scores in England and Wales

To find out how the biggest cities in England and Wales fare and which of them scores highest as a great Family Hotspot the average score was taken for every postcode within the city area to create our Top 10 list. This process hides both good and bad local variations, but an aggregation of many postcodes can be used to get a sense of the attributes of the city.

Rank: 1 Plymouth
Ave Key Stage 2 Score 28.0
Ave % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 63.6
Ave 2 bed property £131,976
Rank: 2 Wolverhampton
Ave Key Stage 2 Score 27.5
Ave % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 54.9
Ave 2 bed property £105,768
Rank: 3 Stoke-on-Trent
Ave Key Stage 2 Score 27.5
Ave % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 37.0
Ave 2 bed property £78,928
Rank: 4 Newcastle upon Tyne
Ave Key Stage 2 Score 28.3
Ave % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 48.4
Ave 2 bed property £107,321
Rank: 5 Coventry
Ave Key Stage 2 Score 27.7
Ave % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 50.8
Ave 2 bed property £103,367
Rank: 6 Bristol
Ave Key Stage 2 Score 28.2
Ave % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 44.1
Ave 2 bed property £172,851
Rank: 7 Derby
Ave Key Stage 2 Score 27.9
Ave % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 62.2
Ave 2 bed property £104,331
Rank: 8 Birmingham
Ave Key Stage 2 Score 27.6
Ave % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 47.9
Ave 2 bed property £107,291
Rank: 9 Sunderland
Ave Key Stage 2 Score 28.1
Ave % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 53.3
Ave 2 bed property £86,579
Rank: 10 Leicester
Ave Key Stage 2 Score 27.9
Ave % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 48.2
Ave 2 bed property £112,439

FAST FACTS

Dawn French was educated in Plymouth as a young girl.

Stoke-on-Trent was the birthplace of 'Millennium' singer Robbie Williams


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