Area Information for Fosters Close, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 2TL

Fosters Close in East Preston is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the East Preston ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Worthing West. This page combines information for the address Fosters Close, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 2TL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BN16 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 BN16 2TL.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Arun
Ward East Preston
Constituency Worthing West
Region South East
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Fosters Close, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 2TL 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 11 property sales in Fosters Close 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 Fosters Close, East Preston, Littlehampton consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 124
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 8
Flat (Converted) 7
Total 153
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 103
Owned with Mortgage 40
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 148

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 31
Two People 84
Three People 15
Four People 12
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 148

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 24
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 65

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 Worthing West constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 161
Female 164
Total 325

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 7
5-7 1
8-9 3
10-14 13
15 1
16-17 9
18-19 4
20-24 5
25-29 7
30-44 42
45-59 54
60-64 45
65-74 68
75-84 44
85-89 18
90+ 4
Total 325

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BN16 2TL there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 66% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.

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 40
Married 215
Divorced 11
Separated 2
Widowed 30
Same Sex 2
Total 300

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.

Very Good 126
Good 142
Fair 47
Bad 6
Very Bad 4
Total 325

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

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

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 113
Apprenticeship 6
2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 53
1-4 GCSEs 33
No GCSEs 53
Other 12
Total 300

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Fosters Close, East Preston, Littlehampton) 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 99% 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 321
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 1
Other Asian 1
Total 325

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 290
Wales 7
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 11
Total 325

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BN16 2TL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 292
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 19

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.

Christian 227
No Religion 46
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 2
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 48
Total 325

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the East Preston ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 35% 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 64
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 81
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 2
Total 234

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
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 17
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 125

Fosters Close, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 2TL is within the East Preston and Kingston policing neighbourhood, under the Sussex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 6 crimes were reported within half a mile of BN16 2TL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 6 crimes committed near Fosters Close
Neighbourhood Team Address East Preston and Kingston
London Road
P021 1BA
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Below are the details of the closest services to East Preston. 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 BN16 2TL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 17 closest railway stations to Fosters Close, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 2TL. The nearest railway station is Angmering, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Angmering 0.9 miles
Littlehampton 2.3 miles
Goring-by-Sea 2.8 miles
Durrington-on-Sea 3.7 miles
Arundel 3.8 miles
Ford 4.1 miles
West Worthing 4.5 miles
Worthing 5.2 miles
East Worthing 6.2 miles
Barnham 6.6 miles
Amberley 6.7 miles
Lancing 7.6 miles
Bognor Regis 8.1 miles
Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex) 9.9 miles
Pulborough 11 miles
Southwick 12 miles
Fishersgate 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Fosters Close, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 2TL. The nearest is Georgian Gardens Community Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Georgian Gardens Community Primary School 0.6 miles
East Preston Junior School 0.7 miles
East Preston Infant School 0.8 miles
Rustington Community Primary School 1.2 miles
Summerlea Community Primary School 1.3 miles
St Wilfrids Catholic Primary School 1.9 miles
St Margaret's CofE Primary School 2.2 miles
St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Littlehampton 2.2 miles
River Beach Primary School 2.2 miles
Ferring CofE Primary School 2.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Fosters Close, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 2TL. The nearest is The Angmering School, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Angmering School 1.2 miles
The Littlehampton Academy 2 miles
Chatsmore Catholic High School 2.7 miles
Durrington High School 4.1 miles
Worthing High School 5.1 miles
Bohunt School Worthing 5.4 miles
St Andrew's CofE High School for Boys 5.6 miles
Davison Church of England High School for Girls, Worthing 6.1 miles
St Philip Howard Catholic School 6.9 miles
The Sir Robert Woodard Academy 7.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Fosters Close, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 2TL. The nearest is The Lawns Surgery, approximately 840 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Lawns Surgery 840 yards
Coppice Surgery 0.7 miles
Willow Green Surgery 0.7 miles
Westcourt Medical Centre 1.1 miles
Angmering Surgery 1.7 miles
Park Surgery 1.7 miles
Fitzalan Medical Group 1.9 miles
Barn Surgery 2.1 miles
Fitzalan Medical Group 2.6 miles
Dr Thompson And Partners 3.7 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Fosters Close, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 2TL. The nearest is The Sea Road Dental Practice Partnership, approximately 0.5 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 Fosters Close, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 2TL. The nearest is BMI Goring Hall Hospital, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
BMI Goring Hall Hospital 2.7 miles
Meadowfield 4.4 miles
Arundel & District Hospital 4.7 miles
Acre Day Hospital 4.8 miles
Worthing Hospital 5.7 miles
Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital 8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Fosters Close, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 2TL. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers Opticians 0.7 miles
Thomas H Collison Ltd 0.7 miles
Boots-Rustington 0.8 miles
Asda Opticians 1.6 miles
Thomas H Collison Ltd 2.1 miles
Direct Optical 2.3 miles
Individual Eyes 3.2 miles
Vision Express 4 miles
Boots-Worthing - Goring Rd 4.1 miles
Martin Steels Ltd 4.4 miles

* 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 BN16 2TL

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is over 20Mbps, a fast connection. At this speed gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing can generally be done without noticeable slowdown. A small number of devices will be able to share the connection simultaneously, although some slowdown may occur during evenings.

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 8 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 10.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 20.5Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.2Mbps
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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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