Area Information for Birchwood Lane, Cardiff, Wales, CF23 5LH

Birchwood Lane in Cardiff is in Wales. The postcode is within the Penylan ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Cardiff Central. This page combines information for the address Birchwood Lane, Cardiff, Wales, CF23 5LH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CF23 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Cardiff
Ward Penylan
UK Parliamentary Constituency Cardiff Central
Country Wales

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 Birchwood Lane, Cardiff, Wales, CF23 5LH:

Birchwood Road, Cardiff, CF23 5YB
Ty Gwyn Gardens, Penylan, Cardiff, CF23 5BF
Ty Gwyn Road, Penylan, Cardiff, CF23 5JG
Birchwood Road, Cardiff, CF23 5LJ
Penylan Court, Ty Gwyn Road, Penylan, Cardiff, CF23 5JH
Clos Tecwyn, Cardiff, CF23 5ND

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CF23 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birchwood Lane, Cardiff, Wales, CF23 5LH 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 Birchwood Lane, Cardiff, Wales 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 48
Semi-Detached 12
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 78
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 34
Owned with Mortgage 30
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 69

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 16
Two People 25
Three People 12
Four People 8
Five People 4
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 69

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 26
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5
C2 - Skilled manual workers 6
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1
Total 38

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 Cardiff Central UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 44% male.

Male 357
Female 456
Total 813

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Penylan ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 14
5-7 4
8-9 7
10-14 13
15 1
16-17 6
18-19 513
20-24 106
25-29 9
30-44 36
45-59 37
60-64 17
65-74 27
75-84 15
85-89 6
90+ 2
Total 813

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of CF23 5LH there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 79% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 643
Married 107
Divorced 8
Separated 0
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 774

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 94% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 490
Good 278
Fair 38
Bad 6
Very Bad 1
Total 813

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) 99
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 517
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 89
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 22
Other 30
Total 774

Welsh Language Embed This

The area around CF23 5LH has a lower than average concentration of Welsh speakers - 6% of the resident population. Across Wales, 18.6% of the population spoke Welsh at the time of the last census.

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 52
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 28
No Welsh Skills 733
Total 813

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 84% 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 682
Mixed Ethnicity 20
Indian 23
Pakistani 24
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 23
Other Asian 18
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 1
Other 6
Total 813

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Birchwood Lane, Cardiff, Wales), 28% of the residents were born in Wales, which means that the majority were born outside of Wales.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 72.7% of the resident population of Wales were born in Wales. The other groups were 20.8% English, 0.79% Scottish, 0.27% Northern Irish, 0.39% from the Republic of Ireland, 1.8% from other European Union countries, and 3.25% from outside of Europe.

Country of Birth
England 440
Wales 227
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 8
Republic of Ireland 9
European Union 32
Other 87
Total 813

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 CF23 5LH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 705
Republic of Ireland 12
Europe (including European Union) 30
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 39
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 27

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 344
No Religion 340
Buddhist 4
Hindu 23
Jewish 10
Muslim 48
Sikh 7
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 32
Total 813

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Penylan ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 84% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 33
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 15
Self Employed 31
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 629
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 5
Total 751

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 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 49
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 10
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 169

Birchwood Lane, Cardiff, Wales, CF23 5LH is within the Penylan policing neighbourhood, under the South Wales Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2019, 17 crimes were reported within half a mile of CF23 5LH.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 17 crimes committed near Birchwood Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Penylan
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Below are the details of the closest services to CF23 5LH. 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 CF23 5LH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birchwood Lane, Cardiff, Wales, CF23 5LH. The nearest railway station is Heath Low Level, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Heath Low Level 1 mile
Heath High Level 1 mile
Cathays 1.3 miles
Cardiff Queen Street 1.6 miles
Ty Glas 1.7 miles
Birchgrove 1.9 miles
Llanishen 2 miles
Cardiff Central 2.1 miles
Rhiwbina 2.3 miles
Ninian Park 2.5 miles
Cardiff Bay 2.6 miles
Whitchurch (Cardiff) 2.7 miles
Llandaf 2.7 miles
Grangetown (Cardiff) 2.8 miles
Lisvane & Thornhill 2.8 miles
Danescourt 2.9 miles
Waun-gron Park 3 miles
Coryton 3 miles
Fairwater 3 miles
Radyr 3.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birchwood Lane, Cardiff, Wales, CF23 5LH. The nearest is Lakeside Primary School, approximately half a mile away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birchwood Lane, Cardiff, Wales, CF23 5LH. The nearest is Cardiff High School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birchwood Lane, Cardiff, Wales, CF23 5LH. The nearest is Dr J D Westlake & Partners, approximately 0.5 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Birchwood Lane, Cardiff, Wales, CF23 5LH. The nearest is Consulting Rooms [5 Ffordd Bodlyn], approximately 280 yards 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.