Area Information for Crewe, CW2 8GB

This postcode in Crewe is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Wistaston ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Crewe and Nantwich. This page combines information for the address Crewe, CW2 8GB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CW2 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 December 1999. 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 Cheshire East
Ward Wistaston
Constituency Crewe and Nantwich
Region North West
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 Crewe, CW2 8GB:

Wistaston Green Road, Wistaston, Crewe, CW2 8QX
Tatton Road, Crewe, CW2 8QA
Alvaston Walk, Crewe, CW2 8PZ
Beech Drive, Wistaston, Crewe, CW2 8RE
Beech Drive, Wistaston, Crewe, CW2 8RD
Bramhall Road, Crewe, CW2 8PT

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CW2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Crewe, CW2 8GB 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 Crewe consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 12
Semi-Detached 108
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 127
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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 54
Owned with Mortgage 56
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 126

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 46
Two People 43
Three People 17
Four People 17
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 126

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 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 80

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 Crewe and Nantwich constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 135
Female 131
Total 266

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 10
5-7 12
8-9 4
10-14 12
15 2
16-17 7
18-19 6
20-24 12
25-29 13
30-44 54
45-59 52
60-64 15
65-74 25
75-84 31
85-89 7
90+ 4
Total 266

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CW2 8GB 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 52
Married 120
Divorced 24
Separated 3
Widowed 27
Same Sex 0
Total 226

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 122
Good 74
Fair 50
Bad 16
Very Bad 4
Total 266

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) 53
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 43
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 49
Other 12
Total 226

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Crewe) 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 97% 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 258
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 5
Total 266

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 240
Wales 3
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 15
Other 4
Total 266

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 CW2 8GB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 198
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 15
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 52

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 184
No Religion 66
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 16
Total 266

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 72
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 3
Total 184

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 14
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 17
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 131

Crewe, CW2 8GB is within the Wistaston and Willaston policing neighbourhood, under the Cheshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In June 2020, 67 crimes were reported within half a mile of CW2 8GB.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 67 crimes committed near CW2 8GB
Neighbourhood Team Address Wistaston and Willaston
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Below are the details of the closest services to CW2 8GB. 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 CW2 8GB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Crewe, CW2 8GB. The nearest railway station is Crewe, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Crewe 1.5 miles
Nantwich 2.7 miles
Sandbach 5.3 miles
Winsford 7.1 miles
Wrenbury 7.1 miles
Alsager 7.1 miles
Holmes Chapel 9 miles
Kidsgrove 9.4 miles
Goostrey 11 miles
Longport 12 miles
Hartford (Cheshire) 12 miles
Greenbank 12 miles
Cuddington 12 miles
Whitchurch (Shropshire) 12 miles
Northwich 12 miles
Lostock Gralam 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Crewe, CW2 8GB. The nearest is Wistaston Academy, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wistaston Academy 370 yards
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Crewe 700 yards
Vine Tree Primary School 0.5 miles
Gainsborough Primary and Nursery School 0.6 miles
Wistaston Church Lane Academy 0.6 miles
Edleston Primary School 0.8 miles
Pebble Brook Primary School 1 mile
Underwood West Academy 1.1 miles
The Berkeley Academy 1.2 miles
Beechwood Primary School and Nursery 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Crewe, CW2 8GB. The nearest is St Thomas More Catholic High School, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Thomas More Catholic High School 740 yards
The Oaks Academy 0.6 miles
Ruskin Community High School 1 mile
Crewe Engineering and Design UTC 1.4 miles
Shavington Academy 1.6 miles
Sir William Stanier Community School 1.9 miles
Brine Leas School 2.9 miles
Malbank School and Sixth Form College 3 miles
Sandbach School 5.5 miles
Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College 5.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Crewe, CW2 8GB. The nearest is Millcroft Medical Centre, approximately 0.9 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 Crewe, CW2 8GB. The nearest is Dane Bank House, approximately 0.8 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 3 closest hospitals to Crewe, CW2 8GB. The nearest is Leighton Hospital, approximately 2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Leighton Hospital 2 miles
Tarporley War Memorial Hospital 9.5 miles
Tarporley War Memorial Hospital Trust 9.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Crewe, CW2 8GB. The nearest is Cheshire Consulting Centre, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cheshire Consulting Centre 0.8 miles
Gillian Sherratt Opticians 1.3 miles
Asda Stores Limited 1.3 miles
Boots-Crewe - Queensway 1.3 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.3 miles
Crewe Vision Express Ltd 1.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.4 miles
Tesco Opticians 1.4 miles
I Wear Opticians Ltd 2.6 miles
Boots-Nantwich 2.6 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.