Area Information for Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7JW

Piercing Hill in Theydon Bois is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Theydon Bois ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Epping Forest. This page combines information for the address Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7JW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CM16 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 CM16 7JW.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Epping Forest
Ward Theydon Bois
Constituency Epping Forest
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 Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7JW:

Woodland Way, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7DY
Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7JN
Woodland Way, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7DZ
Morgan Crescent, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7DX
Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7DN
Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7DS

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CM16 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7JW 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 43 property sales in Piercing Hill 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 Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping 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 94
Semi-Detached 38
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 148
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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 70
Owned with Mortgage 53
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 1
Total 133

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 23
Two People 42
Three People 20
Four People 36
Five People 10
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 133

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 36
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 94

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 Epping Forest constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 181
Female 192
Total 373

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 21
5-7 10
8-9 8
10-14 27
15 5
16-17 16
18-19 12
20-24 24
25-29 11
30-44 58
45-59 93
60-64 26
65-74 27
75-84 25
85-89 10
90+ 0
Total 373

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CM16 7JW 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 81
Married 188
Divorced 13
Separated 3
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 302

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 230
Good 104
Fair 33
Bad 5
Very Bad 1
Total 373

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) 95
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 47
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 46
No GCSEs or Equivalent 42
Other 13
Total 302

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping) 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 98% 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 364
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 1
Other Asian 1
Total 373

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 345
Wales 2
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 4
Other 11
Total 373

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 CM16 7JW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 351
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 14

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 266
No Religion 52
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 7
Muslim 6
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 42
Total 373

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Theydon Bois ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% 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 89
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 49
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 26
Retired 31
Looking After Home or Family 21
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 12
Total 267

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 10
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 33
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 24
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 176

Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7JW is within the Epping South East policing neighbourhood, under the Essex 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 Piercing Hill
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Below are the details of the closest services to Theydon Bois. 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 CM16 7JW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7JW. The nearest railway station is Chingford, approximately 4.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chingford 4.7 miles
Waltham Cross 5.1 miles
Enfield Lock 5.2 miles
Cheshunt 5.3 miles
Brimsdown 5.5 miles
Theobalds Grove 5.5 miles
Ponders End 5.9 miles
Turkey Street 6 miles
Highams Park 6.2 miles
Broxbourne 6.5 miles
Southbury 6.5 miles
Harlow Town 7.2 miles
Roydon 7.2 miles
Bush Hill Park 7.3 miles
Rye House 7.4 miles
Wood Street 7.4 miles
Enfield Town 7.5 miles
Edmonton Green 7.5 miles
Angel Road 7.5 miles
Meridian Water 7.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7JW. The nearest Tube station is Theydon Bois, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7JW. The nearest is Theydon Bois Primary School, approximately 670 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Theydon Bois Primary School 670 yards
Ivy Chimneys Primary School 1 mile
Hereward Primary School 1.3 miles
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School 1.7 miles
Epping Primary School 1.8 miles
Thomas Willingale Primary School and Nursery 2 miles
Lambourne Primary School 2.3 miles
Staples Road Primary School 2.4 miles
Upshire Primary Foundation School 2.6 miles
The Alderton Junior School 2.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7JW. The nearest is Davenant Foundation School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Davenant Foundation School 1.1 miles
Epping St Johns Church of England School 1.4 miles
Debden Park High School 1.6 miles
Roding Valley High School 2.8 miles
King Harold Business & Enterprise Academy 3.4 miles
Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College 3.7 miles  
West Hatch High School 4.7 miles
Forest Academy 4.8 miles
Heathcote School & Science College 4.9 miles
Oasis Academy Enfield 4.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7JW. The nearest is Theydon Bois Surgery, approximately 0.6 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 Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7JW. The nearest is Epping Dental, approximately 1.5 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 Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7JW. The nearest is Epping - St Margaret's, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7JW. The nearest is Pryor & Clacher, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pryor & Clacher 1.6 miles
Aves Optometrists 1.7 miles
Boots-Epping - High St 1.7 miles
Eye Gee Opticians 2.1 miles
Scher & Ward Opticians 2.4 miles
Bird & Fairley 2.5 miles
David Clulow Opticians 2.5 miles
Boots-Loughton 2.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.6 miles
Atkinson Opticians Ltd 2.7 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 CM16 7JW

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 28 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 70.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 203Mbps
Average Upload Speed 12.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 21Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband 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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