Area Information for Churchfields, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 3FG

Churchfields 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 Churchfields, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 3FG, 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 3FG.

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 Churchfields, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 3FG 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 17 property sales in Churchfields 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 Churchfields, 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 71
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 36
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 140
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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 84
Owned with Mortgage 25
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rent Free 4
Total 129

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 48
Two People 59
Three People 12
Four People 8
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 129

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 54

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 45% male.

Male 123
Female 151
Total 274

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around BN16 3FG has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 53% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 2
5-7 1
8-9 1
10-14 7
15 1
16-17 6
18-19 0
20-24 13
25-29 8
30-44 22
45-59 44
60-64 25
65-74 65
75-84 29
85-89 23
90+ 27
Total 274

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BN16 3FG the number widowed residents is high - 21% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 50
Married 131
Divorced 17
Separated 7
Widowed 57
Same Sex 0
Total 262

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 96
Good 105
Fair 51
Bad 17
Very Bad 5
Total 274

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) 80
Apprenticeship 7
2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs 35
No GCSEs 67
Other 8
Total 262

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Churchfields, 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 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 268
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Black African 2
Other 1
Total 274

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 247
Wales 7
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 13
Total 274

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 BN16 3FG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 226
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 45

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 194
No Religion 52
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 26
Total 274

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the East Preston ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 36% 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 58
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 20
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6
Retired 66
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 1
Total 183

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 2
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 101

Churchfields, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 3FG 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, 56 crimes were reported within half a mile of BN16 3FG.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 56 crimes committed near Churchfields
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 3FG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 17 closest railway stations to Churchfields, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 3FG. The nearest railway station is Angmering, approximately 430 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Angmering 430 yards
Littlehampton 2.5 miles
Goring-by-Sea 2.5 miles
Durrington-on-Sea 3.4 miles
Arundel 3.5 miles
Ford 4 miles
West Worthing 4.2 miles
Worthing 5 miles
East Worthing 5.9 miles
Amberley 6.2 miles
Barnham 6.7 miles
Lancing 7.3 miles
Bognor Regis 8.4 miles
Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex) 9.6 miles
Pulborough 11 miles
Southwick 12 miles
Fishersgate 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Churchfields, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 3FG. The nearest is Georgian Gardens Community Primary School, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Georgian Gardens Community Primary School 390 yards
East Preston Junior School 610 yards
East Preston Infant School 670 yards
Rustington Community Primary School 1.1 miles
Summerlea Community Primary School 1.2 miles
St Wilfrids Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
St Margaret's CofE Primary School 1.6 miles
Ferring CofE Primary School 2 miles
St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Littlehampton 2.2 miles
River Beach Primary School 2.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Churchfields, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 3FG. The nearest is The Angmering School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Angmering School 0.6 miles
The Littlehampton Academy 2 miles
Chatsmore Catholic High School 2.4 miles
Durrington High School 3.7 miles
Worthing High School 4.8 miles
Bohunt School Worthing 5.1 miles
St Andrew's CofE High School for Boys 5.4 miles
Davison Church of England High School for Girls, Worthing 5.8 miles
St Philip Howard Catholic School 6.9 miles
The Sir Robert Woodard Academy 7.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Churchfields, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 3FG. The nearest is Willow Green Surgery, approximately 220 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Willow Green Surgery 220 yards
Coppice Surgery 850 yards
The Lawns Surgery 0.7 miles
Angmering Surgery 1.1 miles
Westcourt Medical Centre 1.1 miles
Barn Surgery 1.8 miles
Park Surgery 1.9 miles
Fitzalan Medical Group 2.2 miles
Fitzalan Medical Group 2.6 miles
Dr Thompson And Partners 3.4 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Churchfields, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 3FG. The nearest is Imagine Dental, approximately 340 yards 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 Churchfields, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 3FG. The nearest is BMI Goring Hall Hospital, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
BMI Goring Hall Hospital 2.5 miles
Meadowfield 3.9 miles
Arundel & District Hospital 4.4 miles
Acre Day Hospital 4.7 miles
Worthing Hospital 5.5 miles
Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital 8.2 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Churchfields, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 3FG. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers Opticians 0.8 miles
Thomas H Collison Ltd 0.8 miles
Boots-Rustington 0.8 miles
Asda Opticians 1.2 miles
Thomas H Collison Ltd 2.2 miles
Direct Optical 2.4 miles
Individual Eyes 3 miles
Vision Express 3.8 miles
Boots-Worthing - Goring Rd 3.9 miles
Martin Steels Ltd 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 3FG

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 11 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 48.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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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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