Area Information for Henfield, BN5 0BS

This postcode in Henfield is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Henfield ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Arundel and South Downs. This page combines information for the address Henfield, BN5 0BS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BN5 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in July 2017. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Horsham
Ward Henfield
Constituency Arundel and South Downs
Region South East
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Henfield, BN5 0BS 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 Henfield 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 81
Semi-Detached 31
Terraced 24
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 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 69
Owned with Mortgage 46
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 137

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 24
Two People 60
Three People 15
Four People 25
Five People 10
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 137

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 37
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 89

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 Arundel and South Downs constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 46% male.

Male 164
Female 193
Total 357

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 13
8-9 8
10-14 22
15 7
16-17 13
18-19 8
20-24 7
25-29 11
30-44 50
45-59 93
60-64 25
65-74 40
75-84 30
85-89 4
90+ 7
Total 357

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BN5 0BS 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 65
Married 183
Divorced 13
Separated 5
Widowed 20
Same Sex 2
Total 288

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 204
Good 113
Fair 35
Bad 5
Very Bad 0
Total 357

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) 109
Apprenticeship 11
2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 56
1-4 GCSEs 29
No GCSEs 43
Other 6
Total 288

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Henfield) 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 97% 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 348
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 1
Chinese 2
Other Asian 1
Total 357

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 331
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 8
Other 15
Total 357

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 BN5 0BS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 334
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 16

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 253
No Religion 71
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 3
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 28
Total 357

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Henfield ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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) 45
Self Employed 53
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 41
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 5
Total 247

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 2
Manufacturing 9
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 14
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 174

Henfield, BN5 0BS is within the Cowfold, Shermanbury, West Grinstead and Henfield policing neighbourhood, under the Sussex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near BN5 0BS
Neighbourhood Team Address Cowfold, Shermanbury, West Grinstead and Henfield
Hurst Road
RH12 2DJ
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Below are the details of the closest services to BN5 0BS. 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 BN5 0BS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Henfield, BN5 0BS. The nearest railway station is Hassocks, approximately 5.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hassocks 5.2 miles
Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex) 5.7 miles
Southwick 5.9 miles
Fishersgate 6 miles
Portslade 6.1 miles
Burgess Hill 6.5 miles
Aldrington 6.5 miles
Lancing 6.7 miles
Preston Park 6.8 miles
Hove 6.9 miles
Wivelsfield 7.1 miles
East Worthing 7.6 miles
London Road (Brighton) 7.8 miles
Moulsecoomb 8 miles
Brighton 8.1 miles
Worthing 8.3 miles
Falmer 8.6 miles
West Worthing 8.8 miles
Plumpton 9 miles
Haywards Heath 9.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Henfield, BN5 0BS. The nearest is St Peter's CofE Primary School, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Peter's CofE Primary School 1.5 miles
Upper Beeding Primary School 2.7 miles
Ashurst CofE Primary School 3 miles
Albourne CofE Primary School 3 miles
Steyning CofE Primary School 3.2 miles
Jolesfield CofE Primary School 3.6 miles
St Lawrence CofE Primary School 3.9 miles
Twineham CofE Primary School 4 miles
Mile Oak Primary School 4.7 miles
Holmbush Primary Academy 5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Henfield, BN5 0BS. The nearest is Steyning Grammar School, approximately 3.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Steyning Grammar School 3.2 miles
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy 4.8 miles
King's School 5.4 miles
Downlands Community School 5.5 miles
Shoreham Academy 5.5 miles
St Paul's Catholic College 5.9 miles
Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College 6.1 miles
The Burgess Hill Academy 6.2 miles
The Sir Robert Woodard Academy 6.2 miles
Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre 6.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Henfield, BN5 0BS. The nearest is Henfield Medical Centre, approximately 1.5 miles 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 Henfield, BN5 0BS. The nearest is mydentist, High Street, Henfield, approximately 1 mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Henfield, BN5 0BS. The nearest is Southlands Hospital, approximately 5.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Southlands Hospital 5.2 miles
Mill View Hospital 6.1 miles
Aldrington Centre 6.9 miles
The Montefiore Hospital 7.5 miles
Worthing Hospital 8.1 miles
Meadowfield 8.2 miles
Brighton General Hospital 8.8 miles
Chalkhill 9.1 miles
Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre 9.1 miles
Princess Royal Hospital 9.2 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Henfield, BN5 0BS. The nearest is Henfield Eye Care, approximately 1 mile 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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