Area Information for Derby, DE21 7XJ

This postcode in Derby is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Alvaston ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Derby South. This page combines information for the address Derby, DE21 7XJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DE21 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 July 1995. 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 Derby
Ward Alvaston
Constituency Derby South
Region East Midlands
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 Derby, DE21 7XJ:

Linville Close, Derby, DE21 7HX
West Side Park, Belmore Way, Derby, DE21 7AZ
Raynesway Park Drive, Raynesway, Derby, DE21 7BH
Raynesway, Derby, DE21 7AY
Glencar Close, Derby, DE21 7HZ
Raynesway, Derby, DE21 7BY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DE21 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Derby, DE21 7XJ 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 Derby 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 7
Semi-Detached 110
Terraced 28
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 145
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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 42
Owned with Mortgage 64
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 9
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 142

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 42
Two People 42
Three People 29
Four People 19
Five People 7
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 142

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 34
Total 101

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 Derby South constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 167
Female 175
Total 342

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 22
5-7 12
8-9 8
10-14 25
15 3
16-17 11
18-19 7
20-24 27
25-29 28
30-44 65
45-59 68
60-64 13
65-74 30
75-84 18
85-89 5
90+ 0
Total 342

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DE21 7XJ 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 92
Married 125
Divorced 31
Separated 4
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 272

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 134
Good 145
Fair 42
Bad 16
Very Bad 5
Total 342

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) 48
Apprenticeship 19
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 49
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 66
Other 12
Total 272

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 90% 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 308
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 6
Pakistani 1
Chinese 3
Other Asian 9
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 342

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 301
Wales 2
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 8
Other 18
Total 342

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 DE21 7XJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 254
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 76

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 216
No Religion 91
Buddhist 3
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 4
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 25
Total 342

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 105
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 35
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 32
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 1
Total 249

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 31
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 7
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 33
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 28
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 166

Derby, DE21 7XJ is within the Alvaston policing neighbourhood, under the Derbyshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2019, 120 crimes were reported within half a mile of DE21 7XJ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 120 crimes committed near DE21 7XJ
Neighbourhood Team Address Alvaston
Derby East Section
Cotton Lane
DE24 8ZA
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Below are the details of the closest services to DE21 7XJ. 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 DE21 7XJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 17 closest railway stations to Derby, DE21 7XJ. The nearest railway station is Spondon, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Spondon 1.1 miles
Derby 1.9 miles
Peartree 1.9 miles
Long Eaton 5.9 miles
Willington 6.5 miles
Duffield 6.6 miles
East Midlands Parkway 7.3 miles
Ilkeston 7.8 miles
Attenborough 8.2 miles
Belper 8.9 miles
Langley Mill 9.1 miles
Beeston 9.3 miles
Tutbury & Hatton 11 miles
Burton-on-Trent 12 miles
Ambergate 12 miles
Bulwell 12 miles
Nottingham 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Derby, DE21 7XJ. The nearest is St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy, approximately 430 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy 430 yards
Alvaston Infant and Nursery School 860 yards
Alvaston Junior Academy 860 yards
Wyndham Primary Academy 0.5 miles
Oakwood Infant and Nursery School 0.7 miles
Oakwood Junior School 0.7 miles
Lakeside Primary Academy 0.7 miles
Landau Forte Academy Moorhead 0.9 miles
Allenton Primary School 1.3 miles
Ashwood Spencer Academy 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Derby, DE21 7XJ. The nearest is Merrill Academy, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Merrill Academy 0.9 miles
Noel-Baker Academy 1.2 miles
Derby Manufacturing UTC 1.6 miles
West Park School 1.7 miles
Derby Cathedral School 1.9 miles  
Chellaston Academy 2.3 miles
Lees Brook Community School 2.4 miles
Landau Forte College 2.7 miles
Da Vinci Academy 3 miles
City of Derby Academy 3.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Derby, DE21 7XJ. The nearest is Parkfields Surgery, approximately 380 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 Derby, DE21 7XJ. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, approximately 150 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 6 closest hospitals to Derby, DE21 7XJ. The nearest is Cygnet Hospital Derby, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Derby, DE21 7XJ. The nearest is Alvaston Opticians, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Alvaston Opticians 320 yards
Simply Specs 1.2 miles
Asda Stores Ltd 1.3 miles
Costco Derby 1.4 miles
Mark Davis Optician 1.8 miles
Lancaster & Thorpe 1.8 miles
Stephens, A C 2 miles
Chellaston Opticians 2 miles
Specs Opticians 2.2 miles
Ultimate Spex 2.2 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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