Area Information for Forehill, Ely, CB7 4AF

Forehill in Ely is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Ely East ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South East Cambridgeshire. This page combines information for the address Forehill, Ely, CB7 4AF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CB7 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 CB7 4AF.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority East Cambridgeshire
Ward Ely East
Constituency South East Cambridgeshire
Region Eastern
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Forehill, Ely, CB7 4AF:

Forehill, Ely, CB7 4AA
Three Cups Walk, Ely, CB7 4AN
The Vineyards, Ely, CB7 4SQ
Market Place, Ely, CB7 4NP
Market Place, Ely, CB7 4QN
Cardinals Terrace, Ely, CB7 4GE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CB7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Forehill, Ely, CB7 4AF 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 31 property sales in Forehill 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 22
Semi-Detached 38
Terraced 73
Flat (Purpose-Built) 31
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 10
Total 185
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The area containing Forehill, Ely contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 50% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 24
Owned with Mortgage 45
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 82
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 5
Total 171

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 56
Two People 74
Three People 21
Four People 13
Five People 7
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 171

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 51
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 50
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 149

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 South East Cambridgeshire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 185
Female 169
Total 354

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 32
5-7 10
8-9 6
10-14 9
15 2
16-17 3
18-19 6
20-24 27
25-29 46
30-44 118
45-59 54
60-64 12
65-74 13
75-84 14
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 354

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CB7 4AF 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 121
Married 126
Divorced 26
Separated 4
Widowed 12
Same Sex 6
Total 295

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 187
Good 126
Fair 27
Bad 13
Very Bad 1
Total 354

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Forehill and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 53% 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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 156
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 28
No GCSEs or Equivalent 22
Other 22
Total 295

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% 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 316
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 10
Pakistani 3
Chinese 2
Other Asian 5
Other 5
Total 354

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 273
Wales 2
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 26
Other 38
Total 354

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 CB7 4AF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 257
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 28
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 13
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 47

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 166
No Religion 150
Buddhist 2
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 2
Sikh 5
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 24
Total 354

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Ely East ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 143
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 45
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 8
Total 279

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 12
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 19
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 38
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 33
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 16
Total 223

Forehill, Ely, CB7 4AF is within the Ely policing neighbourhood, under the Cambridgeshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2021, 57 crimes were reported within half a mile of CB7 4AF.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 57 crimes committed near Forehill
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Below are the details of the closest services to CB7 4AF. 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 CB7 4AF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Forehill, Ely, CB7 4AF. The nearest railway station is Ely, approximately 850 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ely 850 yards
Littleport 4.9 miles
Soham 5.1 miles
Shippea Hill 6.5 miles
Manea 7.9 miles
Waterbeach 9.8 miles
Lakenheath 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Forehill, Ely, CB7 4AF. The nearest is Lantern Community Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lantern Community Primary School 0.7 miles
Spring Meadow Infant School 0.7 miles
Ely St Mary's CofE Junior School 0.8 miles
Isle of Ely Primary School 0.9 miles
Ely St John's Community Primary School 0.9 miles
Little Thetford CofE Primary School 2.6 miles
Downham Feoffees Primary Academy 2.7 miles
The Rackham Church of England Primary School 2.7 miles
Millfield Primary School 3.8 miles
Stretham Community Primary School 3.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest secondary schools to Forehill, Ely, CB7 4AF. The nearest is Ely College, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ely College 0.7 miles
Witchford Village College 2.4 miles
Littleport & East Cambs Academy 4.6 miles  
Soham Village College 5.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 8 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Forehill, Ely, CB7 4AF. The nearest is St Mary's Surgery, approximately 680 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Mary's Surgery 680 yards
Cathedral Medical Centre 1.1 miles
Stretham Surgery 4 miles
St George's Medical Centre 4.4 miles
Staploe Medical Centre 5.4 miles
The Surgery Haddenham 5.8 miles
Priors Field Surgery 6.1 miles
Manea Surgery 6.9 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 7 closest dentists to Forehill, Ely, CB7 4AF. The nearest is Broad Street Dental 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*
Broad Street Dental Surgery 220 yards
mydentist, Chequer Lane, Ely 320 yards
St Mary’s Dental Practice 510 yards
Anglia Orthodontics 1.1 miles
CCS Dental Service 1.1 miles
Littleport Dental Surgery 4.4 miles
Hopvine House 5.4 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Forehill, Ely, CB7 4AF. The nearest is Princess of Wales Hospital - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 8 closest opticians to Forehill, Ely, CB7 4AF. The nearest is Scrivens Opticians, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Scrivens Opticians < 50 yards
Specsavers Optical Group Ltd 190 yards
Specsavers Opticians 210 yards
Wades of Ely Ltd 250 yards
Spectacular Opthalmic Opticians 340 yards
Tesco Opticians Ely half a mile
Loach & Wade 4.4 miles
Loach & Wade Opticians 5.3 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 CB7 4AF

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 16 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 93.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 345Mbps
Average Upload Speed 14.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 34Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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