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The Census and Geodemographics Group, an advisory board to the Market Research Society (MRS CGG), has published Registry Trust Data Analyst Millie Corless’ dissertation abstract: A spatio-temporal investigation into the effect of general health on consumer financial vulnerability, through the indicator of County Court Judgements (CCJs).

For over 25 years the MRS CGG has been a leading independent voice in the geodemographics sector. It exists to promote the full use of Census and geodemographic information and works with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and others to represent the needs of research. Millie’s dissertation, which she completed before joining Registry Trust (the non-profit organisation which maintains the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines) as a Data Analyst in October 2020, uses Registry Trust aggregated CCJ data and 2011 Census data from the Office for National Statistics to inform policy makers of spatio-temporal locales where specific socio-economic variables influence financial vulnerability most. With a focus on general health, the findings can be used to identify where implementation of health improving policy could tackle the two-fold issue of decreasing annual incomes and increasing living costs facing households since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis.

Prior to this, there was no research using CCJ data as an indicator of financial vulnerability and existing literature reviewing general health was predominantly internationally based, making this an important project.

Read the full published abstract including a summary of her findings here.