Area Information for Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZQ

Beardsley Drive in Chelmsford is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Springfield North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Chelmsford. This page combines information for the address Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CM1 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 Chelmsford
Ward Springfield North
Constituency Chelmsford
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 Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZQ:

Constable View, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZE
Lupin Mews, Chelmsford, CM1 6FY
Constable View, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZF
Camellia Close, Chelmsford, CM1 6QZ
Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 6GQ
St Augustines Way, Chelmsford, CM1 6GX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CM1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZQ 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 Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 7
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 9
Flat (Purpose-Built) 73
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 116
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford contains a higher than average level of social housing - 35% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 29
Shared Ownership 8
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 35
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 110

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 74
Two People 26
Three People 7
Four People 3
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 110

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 47

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Springfield North ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Male 67
Female 92
Total 159

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around CM1 6ZQ has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 47% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 5
5-7 4
8-9 0
10-14 7
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 1
20-24 3
25-29 14
30-44 28
45-59 12
60-64 10
65-74 24
75-84 27
85-89 18
90+ 6
Total 159

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of CM1 6ZQ the number widowed residents is high - 21% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 34
Married 48
Divorced 20
Separated 8
Widowed 33
Same Sex 0
Total 143

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.

However, this area of the Springfield North ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (58%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 47
Good 46
Fair 46
Bad 17
Very Bad 3
Total 159

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Beardsley Drive and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 41% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into 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) 30
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 8
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 17
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 59
Other 8
Total 143

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% 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 148
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 1
Pakistani 3
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 159

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 140
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 0
Other 13
Total 159

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 CM1 6ZQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 110
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 42

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 118
No Religion 26
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 9
Total 159

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Springfield North ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 25% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 41
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 1
Total 92

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 5
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 59

Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZQ is within the Springfield policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In August 2019, 38 crimes were reported within half a mile of CM1 6ZQ.

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Crime: Click here to view 38 crimes committed near Beardsley Drive
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Below are the details of the closest services to CM1 6ZQ. 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 CM1 6ZQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 17 closest railway stations to Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZQ. The nearest railway station is Chelmsford, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chelmsford 1.7 miles
Hatfield Peverel 4.4 miles
Witham (Essex) 7 miles
White Notley 7.3 miles
Ingatestone 7.7 miles
Cressing 7.7 miles
South Woodham Ferrers 8.4 miles
Braintree Freeport 8.7 miles
Braintree 8.9 miles
Billericay 9.2 miles
Battlesbridge 9.2 miles
Wickford 9.5 miles
North Fambridge 11 miles
Kelvedon 11 miles
Shenfield 12 miles
Rayleigh 13 miles
Hockley 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZQ. The nearest is The Bishops' Church of England and Roman Catholic Primary School, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Bishops' Church of England and Roman Catholic Primary School < 50 yards
Springfield Primary School 410 yards
The Tyrrells School half a mile
Perryfields Infant School 0.6 miles
Perryfields Junior School 0.6 miles
Barnes Farm Infant School 1 mile
Barnes Farm Junior School 1 mile
Chancellor Park Primary School, Chelmsford 1.1 miles
Trinity Road Primary School 1.3 miles
The Cathedral Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Chelmsford 1.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZQ. The nearest is The Boswells School, approximately 760 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Boswells School 760 yards
Chelmsford County High School for Girls 1.5 miles
St John Payne Catholic School, Chelmsford 1.6 miles
King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford 1.7 miles
Chelmer Valley High School 1.9 miles
The Sandon School 2.6 miles
Moulsham High School 2.6 miles
Great Baddow High School 2.7 miles
Hylands School 3 miles
Maltings Academy 6.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZQ. The nearest is North Chelmsford NHS Healthcare Centre, approximately 850 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 Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZQ. The nearest is Springfield Dental Care, approximately 680 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 7 closest hospitals to Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZQ. The nearest is Springfield Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Beardsley Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZQ. The nearest is Chelmer Village Opticians, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chelmer Village Opticians 1.1 miles
Optical Express 1.6 miles
Broomfield Opticians 1.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.7 miles
J Bryan Opticians Ltd 1.7 miles
Boots-Chelmsford - High Chelmer 1.7 miles
GoldsmithWebb 1.7 miles
Boots-Chelmsford - High St 1.7 miles
Blink Opticians 1.7 miles
Opticial Express 1.7 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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