It is a mecca for a type of people dubbed 'affluentials
' because they are leaders in terms of lifestyle and earning.
2004 survey from Barclays Financial Planning found that 3.
High Peak comes out top in the annual "affluentials
" survey, which looked at the growth in the number of people earning more than pounds 60,000 per year.
2004 survey by Barclays Financial Planning shows that the Wirral South constituency is the second fastest growing wealthy area in the north west, behind Withington in Manchester, and the 16th fastest in the UK.
have a liking for Italian style, with Armani and Gucci topping the polls for high-earning men and women (32 per cent and 16 per cent respectively).
Solihull has the highest percentage of Affluentials
1 - the tag being applied to a group whose discreet spending power has a big influence on setting trends and influencing the way we all live.
In fact, the top three clusters in terms of income are ranked 2, 3, and 4 on the Index for the Explorer: Canadian Establishment (Index 292), The Affluentials
(Index 316), and Suburban Executives (Index 254).
Dividing the consumer base into 10 lifestyles, starting with the Affluentials
and Urban Professionals and ending with Rural Farm & Blue Collar and Inner City, Nielsen was able to quickly demonstrate the consumer makeup of the overall market, the chain's customer base and the product's regular buyers.
The first area outside London and the south east where you would bump into what the survey has dubbed 'Affluentials
' was Rutland, the smallest county in England, placed 17th with 4.1 per cent.
But the group, described as the "affluentials
," may be hard to spot as they are more discreet than the yuppies of the 1980s.
' - wealthy people with the spending power to set consumer trends - are the target of a new wealth management initiative launched by Barclays yesterday.
2002 research was carried out by Barclays Private Clients, the bank's wealth management arm.