Area Information for Dovecote, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2LH

Dovecote in Castle Donington is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Castle Donington Castle ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North West Leicestershire. This page combines information for the address Dovecote, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2LH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DE74 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 DE74 2LH.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority North West Leicestershire
Ward Castle Donington Castle
Constituency North West Leicestershire
Region East Midlands
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Dovecote, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2LH 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 12 property sales in Dovecote 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 36
Semi-Detached 57
Terraced 24
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 11
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 141
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Dovecote, Castle Donington, Derby contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 31% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 34
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 10
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 41
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 135

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 49
Two People 43
Three People 19
Four People 18
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 33
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 36
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 26
Total 112

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 North West Leicestershire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 174
Female 179
Total 353

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 13
5-7 5
8-9 6
10-14 21
15 2
16-17 9
18-19 4
20-24 15
25-29 21
30-44 71
45-59 78
60-64 24
65-74 24
75-84 32
85-89 16
90+ 12
Total 353

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DE74 2LH 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 86
Married 124
Divorced 38
Separated 11
Widowed 47
Same Sex 0
Total 306

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 138
Good 120
Fair 48
Bad 35
Very Bad 12
Total 353

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) 89
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 43
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 84
Other 21
Total 306

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Dovecote, Castle Donington, Derby) 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 345
Indian 1
Other Asian 4
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 353

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 310
Wales 0
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 13
Other 19
Total 353

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 DE74 2LH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 261
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 73

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 227
No Religion 95
Buddhist 4
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 1
Other Religion 6
Not Stated 19
Total 353

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 112
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 36
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 2
Total 246

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 26
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 29
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 170

Dovecote, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2LH is within the Valley policing neighbourhood, under the Leicestershire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2021, 14 crimes were reported within half a mile of DE74 2LH.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 14 crimes committed near Dovecote
Neighbourhood Team Address Valley
Police Desk
North West Leicestershire District Council
Whitwick Road
LE67 3FJ
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to Castle Donington. 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 DE74 2LH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to Dovecote, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2LH. The nearest railway station is East Midlands Parkway, approximately 3.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
East Midlands Parkway 3.5 miles
Long Eaton 3.7 miles
Spondon 5.8 miles
Attenborough 6.4 miles
Peartree 6.9 miles
Loughborough 7.3 miles
Derby 7.4 miles
Beeston 7.8 miles
Willington 9.4 miles
Ilkeston 9.8 miles
Barrow-upon-Soar 11 miles
Nottingham 11 miles
Duffield 12 miles
Sileby 13 miles
Langley Mill 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Dovecote, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2LH. The nearest is St Edward's Church of England Primary School, approximately 60 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Edward's Church of England Primary School 60 yards
Orchard Community Primary School 390 yards
Hemington Primary School 0.8 miles
Diseworth Church of England Primary School 1.6 miles
Shardlow Primary School 2.2 miles
Kegworth Primary School 2.4 miles
Aston-on-Trent Primary School 2.6 miles
Weston-on-Trent CofE (VA) Primary School 2.6 miles
Long Whatton Church of England Primary School and Community Centre 3.3 miles
Sawley Infant and Nursery School 3.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Dovecote, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2LH. The nearest is Castle Donington College, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Castle Donington College 200 yards
The Long Eaton School 4.2 miles
Chellaston Academy 4.6 miles
Trent College 4.7 miles  
Wilsthorpe School 4.8 miles
Noel-Baker Academy 5.1 miles
Iveshead School 5.2 miles
Alvaston Moor Academy 5.5 miles  
Friesland School 5.8 miles
Charnwood College 6.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Dovecote, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2LH. The nearest is CASTLE DONINGTON SURGERY, approximately 280 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 Dovecote, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2LH. The nearest is Castle Donington Dental Care, approximately 230 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 Dovecote, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2LH. The nearest is Mill Lodge Hospital, approximately 2.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Dovecote, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2LH. The nearest is John Fell Opticians Ltd, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
John Fell Opticians Ltd 230 yards
ARKA Sight Care 2.6 miles
Lomas Opticians 3.9 miles
Darling Eyecare Ltd 4 miles
Boots-Long Eaton - High St 4.9 miles
Jaysons Opticians 4.9 miles
Ryley & Evans 4.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 4.9 miles
Stephens, A C 4.9 miles
Asda Opticians 5 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.