Area Information for Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SS

Watling Street in Dordon is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Dordon ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North Warwickshire. This page combines information for the address Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B78 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for B78 1SS.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority North Warwickshire
Ward Dordon
Constituency North Warwickshire
Region West Midlands * Note that this refers to the Region, not the County of the same name
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SS is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 13 property sales in Watling Street since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.


Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 38
Semi-Detached 39
Terraced 93
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 176
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 58
Owned with Mortgage 60
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 27
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rent Free 4
Total 170

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 52
Two People 68
Three People 25
Four People 22
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 170

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 49
Total 115

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in North Warwickshire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 46% male.

Gender
Male 174
Female 203
Total 377

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 19
5-7 10
8-9 7
10-14 20
15 3
16-17 7
18-19 4
20-24 27
25-29 17
30-44 65
45-59 83
60-64 40
65-74 44
75-84 21
85-89 7
90+ 3
Total 377

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B78 1SS does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 97
Married 143
Divorced 37
Separated 13
Widowed 28
Same Sex 0
Total 318

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Health
Very Good 150
Good 126
Fair 72
Bad 24
Very Bad 5
Total 377

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Watling Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 42% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 31
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 46
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 50
No GCSEs or Equivalent 132
Other 15
Total 318

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 98% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 368
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Bangladeshi 1
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Total 377

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 366
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 1
Other 6
Total 377

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to B78 1SS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 271
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 105

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Christian 274
No Religion 83
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 17
Total 377

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Dordon ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 112
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 42
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 54
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 20
Other 7
Total 287

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 3
Manufacturing 31
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 43
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 20
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 183

Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SS is within the North Warwickshire North policing neighbourhood, under the Warwickshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In December 2019, 17 crimes were reported within half a mile of B78 1SS.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 17 crimes committed near Watling Street
Neighbourhood Team Address North Warwickshire North
Website: https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/2684/North-Warwickshire-North-Team-Information

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Dordon. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for B78 1SS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SS. The nearest railway station is Polesworth, approximately 2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Polesworth 2 miles
Atherstone 2.8 miles
Wilnecote (Staffs) 3 miles
Tamworth 4.2 miles
Coleshill Parkway 6.9 miles
Water Orton 7.8 miles
Nuneaton 7.9 miles
Bermuda Park 8.6 miles
Four Oaks 9.2 miles
Sutton Coldfield 9.2 miles
Butlers Lane 9.5 miles
Blake Street 9.8 miles
Wylde Green 9.9 miles
Lichfield Trent Valley 11 miles
Bedworth 11 miles
Chester Road 11 miles
Shenstone 11 miles
Lichfield City 11 miles
Erdington 11 miles
Marston Green 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SS. The nearest is Dordon Primary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Dordon Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Birchwood Primary School 1 mile
    
Woodside CofE Primary School 1.2 miles
    
The Nethersole CofE Academy 1.6 miles
    
Wood End Primary School 1.9 miles
    
Three Peaks Primary Academy 2.1 miles
    
Heathfields Infant School 2.2 miles
    
Stoneydelph Primary School 2.3 miles
    
Wilnecote Junior School 2.4 miles
    
Warton Nethersole's CofE Primary School 2.6 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SS. The nearest is The Polesworth School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Polesworth School 1 mile
    
The Wilnecote School 2.3 miles
    
Tamworth Enterprise College and AET Academy 2.8 miles
    
Landau Forte Academy, Amington 3.2 miles
    
The Queen Elizabeth Academy 3.6 miles
    
Kingsbury School - A Specialist Science and Mathematics Academy 3.7 miles
    
Landau Forte Academy, QEMS 4.6 miles
    
The Rawlett School (An Aet Academy) 5.4 miles
    
Hartshill School 5.5 miles
    
The Nuneaton Academy 7.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SS. The nearest is Dordon & Polesworth Group Practice, approximately half a mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SS. The nearest is Polesworth Dental Surgery, approximately 1.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 6 closest hospitals to Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SS. The nearest is Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital, approximately 5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SS. The nearest is A B Optics Ltd, approximately 1.5 miles away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.


 

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Broadband in B78 1SS

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 15 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 48.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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