Area Information for Cambridge, CB23 8WY

This postcode in Cambridge is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Abbey ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Cambridge. This page combines information for the address Cambridge, CB23 8WY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CB23 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 August 2009. 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 Urban
Local Authority Cambridge
Ward Abbey
Constituency Cambridge
Region Eastern
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Cambridge, CB23 8WY 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 Cambridge 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 5
Semi-Detached 33
Terraced 136
Flat (Purpose-Built) 30
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 213
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Cambridge contains a higher than average level of social housing - 36% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 32
Owned with Mortgage 44
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 13
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 62
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 48
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 2
Total 208

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 62
Two People 59
Three People 36
Four People 40
Five People 6
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 208

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 60
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 44
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 59
Total 189

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 Cambridge constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 246
Female 263
Total 509

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 40
5-7 21
8-9 8
10-14 38
15 3
16-17 6
18-19 10
20-24 43
25-29 70
30-44 155
45-59 72
60-64 15
65-74 16
75-84 11
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 509

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CB23 8WY 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 211
Married 133
Divorced 37
Separated 8
Widowed 8
Same Sex 2
Total 399

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 262
Good 167
Fair 64
Bad 13
Very Bad 3
Total 509

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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 174
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 48
No GCSEs or Equivalent 46
Other 48
Total 399

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 75% white.

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 383
Mixed Ethnicity 26
Indian 17
Bangladeshi 12
Chinese 7
Other Asian 12
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 33
Total 509

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Cambridge), 66% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 334
Wales 2
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 74
Other 82
Total 509

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 CB23 8WY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 322
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 83
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 13
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 1
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 85

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 200
No Religion 214
Buddhist 15
Hindu 11
Jewish 0
Muslim 28
Sikh 4
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 35
Total 509

Economic Activity Embed This

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 178
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 58
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 22
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 45
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 27
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 5
Total 387

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
Manufacturing 14
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 31
Information and Communication 23
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 27
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 61
HealthInc. Social Work 30
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 273

Cambridge, CB23 8WY is within the Cambridge - South policing team policing neighbourhood, under the Cambridgeshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In June 2020, 121 crimes were reported within half a mile of CB23 8WY.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 121 crimes committed near CB23 8WY
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Below are the details of the closest services to CB23 8WY. 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 CB23 8WY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to Cambridge, CB23 8WY. The nearest railway station is Cambridge, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cambridge 1.1 miles
Cambridge North 1.3 miles
Shelford (Cambs) 4.2 miles
Waterbeach 4.2 miles
Whittlesford Parkway 7.3 miles
Foxton 7.4 miles
Shepreth 8.2 miles
Dullingham 9.3 miles
Meldreth 11 miles
Great Chesterford 11 miles
Newmarket 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Cambridge, CB23 8WY. The nearest is The Galfrid School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Galfrid School 0.6 miles
St Philip's CofE Aided Primary School 0.7 miles
St Matthew's Primary School 0.7 miles
Chesterton Primary School 0.8 miles
Milton Road Primary School 1.1 miles
Shirley Community Primary School 1.1 miles
Ridgefield Primary School 1.2 miles
St Alban's Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
Park Street CofE Primary School 1.2 miles
St Pauls CofE VA Primary School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Cambridge, CB23 8WY. The nearest is Parkside Community College, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Parkside Community College 0.9 miles
Coleridge Community College 1.2 miles
Chesterton Community College 1.3 miles
North Cambridge Academy 1.4 miles
St Bede's Inter-Church School 1.4 miles
The Netherhall School 2.1 miles
Trumpington Community College 2.3 miles  
Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology 2.5 miles
Impington Village College 3 miles
Bottisham Village College 4.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Cambridge, CB23 8WY. The nearest is York Street Medical Practice, approximately 690 yards 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 Cambridge, CB23 8WY. The nearest is Newmarket Road Dentistry, approximately 600 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 10 closest hospitals to Cambridge, CB23 8WY. The nearest is Brookfields Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Cambridge, CB23 8WY. The nearest is D W Murphy Optician, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
D W Murphy Optician 0.6 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 0.6 miles
Anglia Ruskin University 0.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.8 miles
Taank Optometrists 0.8 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.1 miles
Clamp Optometrists 1.1 miles
Eyelink 1.2 miles
Vision Express 1.2 miles
Boots-Cambridge - Petty Cury 1.2 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.