Dorchester One Of The Most Desirable Places To Live

Dorchester Town Centre

Published at 8:40am 24th March 2015.

A study commissioned by The Royal Mail, shows the DT1 postcode is the 6th most desirable place to live in England.

Dorchester is one of the most desirable places to live in England, according to a new study commissioned by the Royal Mail.

They say the DT1 postcode is the 6th most desirable district in the country.

The research by the Centre for Economic and Business Research calculated the most desirable areas based on a range of factors including good schools, access to green spaces and good employment prospects.

Steve Rooney, Head of Royal Mail's Address Management Unit, said: "Royal Mail delivers to the UK's 29 million addresses, six days a week, connecting communities and businesses. Our study provides unique insight into the most desirable places to live and work in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, through the lens of the postcode.

"The invention of the postcode revolutionised the way post is sorted and delivered. As it has evolved, the postcodes has also revolutionised the way companies do business. The postcode system, with origins dating back more than 150 years, continues to play an integral role in today's technology-led world."

Top ten most desirable postcode districts in England
1. CH63 - Bebington, Wirral
2. IP5 - Kesgrave, Ipswich
3. LA15 - Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria
4. NR8 - Taverham, Norfolk
5. FY6 - Poulton-Le-Fylde, Blackpool
6. DT1 - Dorchester, West Dorset
7. WA1 - Warrington, Cheshire
8. CH62 - Eastham, Wirral
9. CH45 - Wallasey, Merseyside
10. LA13 - Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria