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  • A note about creating an account:
    - You can re-register an account if for any reason you failed to finalise a payment on Paypal to activate your previous account registration.
  • Please REFRESH the page when asked to by a Notification Popup or when you can not see the LSOA Shapes to get updates to your browser.
  • We have added a Postcode Marker - marker
  • We have added A Remote Log Out Feature to help you logout from any computer or device if you have a Basic User Account (Single Usage per Email). Use this feature to log yourself out from a computer or device out of your reach or when you accidentally shutdown your computer or device. This feature is found under the Login In Help Menu.
  • When you get the error "Website failed to get data from the database for : XXXX", where XXXX is the code of the local authority you searched, it usually means the process took too long. The resulting shapes are already delivered to your browser which can be displayed by clicking the "Button" inserted in the Local Authority Input Box. Take care not to click the "X" on the button, which clears away your search results from the application.

*NEW* Introducing Property Mapper! Free for now!

The interactive map for identifying properties by income.

You can now identify if a marketed property is in a low income, high income, urban or rural area using our interactive mapping tool!

Please visit: Property Mapper

This Property Mapper is powered by Zoopla.

*NEW* Our tool covers the 25% lowest income areas under CSCO

Our ECO Tool is up to date with the extension of the CSCO element of ECO from 15% to 25% Low Income Areas. However, we have kept the old (15% Low Income) System for historical data checking for those who are interested in it while the new 25% Low Income Areas System has become the default. Both systems are running from this (same) website for easy comparison and use.

Click here to register for CSCO Tools

ONLY £30

to use this service until 30th September 2018.

This is equivalent to less than 15 Pence-a-Day Unlimited Service

Please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance or further information.

Top Questions

*NEW* Can I search for more than one postcode at the same time?

YES, you need to separate postcodes with a comma ",". For example CA5 5AD, CA15 6TR, CA5 7ER


*NEW* I failed to register last time I tried.

If you were previously discouraged by the Recatcha ('The human verification code at the bottom of the registration form'), we have now removed it. You can now re-register easily without contacting us.

*NEW* I have a Voucher Code, why do have to enter £12 Subscription Fee?

Your Subscription Fee will be recalculated based on your Voucher Code while you are redirected to Paypal. Please make sure you enter the Voucher Code correctly.

Does this tool work on iPad or SmartPhones

YES, but you need to have internet connection or Wi-Fi. Additionally, as the the tool is optimised for web browsers it may be heavy for some SmartPhones, so please use a PC, Laptop or Tablet when you can. Mobile Apps coming soon.

*NEW* I am failing to register - the wheel keeps spinning

If you are a returning visitor, your browser might not have refreshed the necessary files.

To solve the problem, please either refresh your browser by pressing F5 or clear your cache (recommended).


Why are searches not working?

We have upgraded our system to 25% New Low Income Areas so some users are experiencing problems with connecting to our service without refreshing their browser.

To solve the problem, please either refresh your browser by pressing F5 or clear your cache.


*NEW* Loading big Local Authorities?

Some Local Authorities such as Highland, Shropshire, Wiltshire, Cornwall and Pows need to be loaded progressively. Please allow a few seconds for the loading spinner to stop before you can see all the output areas for the Local Authority. We advise loading a Local Authority from the drop down list.

Making Payment and Payment Issues

  • You do not need to have to a Paypal Account to make a payment through Paypal, you can use a credit or debit card and you will not be charged.
  • If you are not able to make payment on Paypal website using a number of different credit or debit cards or a Paypal Account, we suggest that you try to use a non-business credit or debit card or contact Paypal if you have a Paypal Account to find out why you are unable to make the payment.
  • Registering or re-registering the account in case of payment failure does not incur any more costs - ONLY ONE single payment will ever go through.
  • We do not keep any card details. This is all done by Paypal.
  • Please feel free to contact us if you are still unable to finalise your payment or need any other assistance.

Know Issues - Work In Progress

  • Please switch the slider from 15% to 25% then back (or vice-versa) if the search for a code if taking long.
  • Users are sometimes being randomly logged off by the system.
  • Click or tap at end of slider if you can not change the slider by dragging.


What are Super Output Areas?

Super Output Areas are a geography for the collection and publication of small area statistics. They are used on the Neighbourhood Statistics site and across National Statistics. There are currently two layers of SOA, Lower Layer Super Output Area (LSOA) and Middle Layer Super Output Area (MSOA).

What are Lower Layer Super Output Areas?

SOAs with an average of roughly 1,500 residents and 650 households. Measures of proximity (to give a reasonably compact shape) and social homogeneity (to encourage areas of similar social background) are also included.
(Note: the specific homogeneity criteria used related to type of dwelling - eg, detached/semi-detached etc. - and nature of tenure - eg, owner-occupied, private rented etc.).

1.09% of LSOAs were changed following the 2011 Census in order to maintain the characteristics described above. There are now 34,753 LSOAs in England and Wales.

What are Lower Layer Super Output Areas?

SOAs with a minimum size of 5,000 residents and 3,000 households with an average population size of 7,500. They fit within local authority boundaries.
Following the 2011 Census 0.11% of MSOAs were changed in order to maintain minimum and average population criteria. There are now 7,201 MSOAs in England and Wales.


ECO Tool Guide - How To Use (coming soon)

Meanwhile, please [ TAKE A TOUR ] of the ECO Tool to see some of the operations, searches and results produced by this tool.