Area Information for Beacon Road, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8XB

Beacon Road in Ditchling is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Ditchling & Westmeston ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Lewes. This page combines information for the address Beacon Road, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8XB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BN6 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 BN6 8XB.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority Lewes
Ward Ditchling & Westmeston
Constituency Lewes
Region South East
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Beacon Road, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8XB 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 6 property sales in Beacon Road 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 Beacon Road, Ditchling, Hassocks 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 127
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 138
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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 76
Owned with Mortgage 47
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 134

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 17
Two People 64
Three People 13
Four People 25
Five People 12
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 134

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 44
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 78

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

Gender
Male 181
Female 182
Total 363

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 16
5-7 10
8-9 8
10-14 31
15 5
16-17 9
18-19 7
20-24 15
25-29 6
30-44 47
45-59 78
60-64 27
65-74 57
75-84 37
85-89 9
90+ 1
Total 363

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BN6 8XB there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 60% 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 48
Married 218
Divorced 4
Separated 8
Widowed 13
Same Sex 2
Total 293

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 214
Good 105
Fair 33
Bad 8
Very Bad 3
Total 363

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Beacon Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 55% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 160
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 46
1-4 GCSEs 24
No GCSEs 23
Other 10
Total 293

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Beacon Road, Ditchling, Hassocks) 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 96% 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 349
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Chinese 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 363

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 327
Wales 6
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 1
Other 21
Total 363

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 BN6 8XB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 344
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 15

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 226
No Religion 83
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 11
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 39
Total 363

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Ditchling & Westmeston ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 60
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 50
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 61
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 246

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 1
Manufacturing 4
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 29
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 157

Beacon Road, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8XB is within the Ditchling, Wivelsfield, Westmeston and Streat 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 Beacon Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Ditchling, Wivelsfield, Westmeston and Streat
6 North Street
Lewes
BN7 2PA
Force Website: http://www.sussex.police.uk/

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 Ditchling. 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 BN6 8XB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Beacon Road, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8XB. The nearest railway station is Hassocks, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hassocks 1.6 miles
Plumpton 2.7 miles
Burgess Hill 3 miles
Falmer 3.6 miles
Wivelsfield 3.7 miles
Moulsecoomb 4.5 miles
Cooksbridge 4.6 miles
Preston Park 4.8 miles
London Road (Brighton) 5.2 miles
Hove 5.8 miles
Brighton 5.8 miles
Aldrington 6 miles
Lewes 6.2 miles
Portslade 6.5 miles
Haywards Heath 6.6 miles
Fishersgate 7 miles
Southwick 7.6 miles
Southease - Piddinghoe Road 8.1 miles
Southease 8.4 miles
Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex) 8.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Beacon Road, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8XB. The nearest is Ditchling (St Margaret's) Church of England Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ditchling (St Margaret's) Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
    
The Windmills Junior School 1.2 miles
    
Hassocks Infant School 1.5 miles
    
Birchwood Grove Community Primary School, Burgess Hill 2.7 miles
    
London Meed Community Primary School 2.8 miles
    
Plumpton Primary School 2.8 miles
    
St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School, Burgess Hill 3.2 miles
    
Coldean Primary School 3.2 miles
    
St Lawrence CofE Primary School 3.2 miles
    
Carden Nursery and Primary School 3.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Beacon Road, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8XB. The nearest is Downlands Community School, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Downlands Community School 1.3 miles
    
The Burgess Hill Academy 2.9 miles
    
Patcham High School 3.6 miles
    
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy 3.8 miles
    
St Paul's Catholic College 4.2 miles
    
Chailey School 4.3 miles
    
Varndean School 4.3 miles
    
Dorothy Stringer School 4.5 miles
    
Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College 5.4 miles
    
Cardinal Newman Catholic School 5.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Beacon Road, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8XB. The nearest is Ditchling Health Centre, approximately 0.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ditchling Health Centre 0.7 miles
Hassocks Health Centre 1.3 miles
Silverdale Practice 2.9 miles
Mid Sussex Health Care 3.1 miles
University Of Sussex Health Centre 3.1 miles
Brow Medical Centre 3.2 miles
The Avenue Surgery 3.2 miles
Craigie 3.3 miles
New Larchwood Surgery 3.3 miles
Carden Surgery 3.4 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Beacon Road, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8XB. The nearest is Jadidi, Nina Manijeh, approximately 1.4 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 10 closest hospitals to Beacon Road, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8XB. The nearest is Lewes Victoria Hospital, approximately 5.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Beacon Road, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8XB. The nearest is Hassocks Eyecare Centre 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 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 10.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 32.4Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 7.5Mbps
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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