Area Information for Durweston, Blandford Forum, DT11 0QA

This postcode in Durweston is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Hill Forts ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North Dorset. This page combines information for the address Durweston, Blandford Forum, DT11 0QA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DT11 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 DT11 0QA.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority North Dorset
Ward Hill Forts
Constituency North Dorset
Region South West
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Durweston, Blandford Forum, DT11 0QA 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 53 property sales in DT11 0QA 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 46
Semi-Detached 69
Terraced 43
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 172
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Durweston, Blandford Forum contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 23% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 50
Owned with Mortgage 42
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 20
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 25
Rented: Other 11
Rent Free 7
Total 157

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 48
Two People 59
Three People 21
Four People 21
Five People 6
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 157

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 30
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 25
Total 113

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 Dorset constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 43% male.

Gender
Male 173
Female 225
Total 398

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 15
5-7 17
8-9 14
10-14 52
15 1
16-17 9
18-19 9
20-24 16
25-29 14
30-44 55
45-59 99
60-64 29
65-74 37
75-84 24
85-89 5
90+ 2
Total 398

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DT11 0QA 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 70
Married 164
Divorced 34
Separated 8
Widowed 23
Same Sex 0
Total 299

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.

Health
Very Good 219
Good 109
Fair 56
Bad 9
Very Bad 5
Total 398

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 103
Apprenticeship 10
2+ A Levels 42
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 46
1-4 GCSEs 33
No GCSEs 47
Other 18
Total 299

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Durweston, Blandford Forum) 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 388
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Other Asian 4
Total 398

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 358
Wales 4
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 10
Other 19
Total 398

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 DT11 0QA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 305
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 86

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.

Religion
Christian 267
No Religion 83
Buddhist 1
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 40
Total 398

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hill Forts ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 17% 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 93
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 44
Self Employed 46
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 40
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 5
Total 268

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 12
Manufacturing 14
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 41
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 18
Total 186

Durweston, Blandford Forum, DT11 0QA is within the Blandford Rural North Safer Neighbourhood Team policing neighbourhood, under the Dorset 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 DT11 0QA
Neighbourhood Team Address Blandford Rural North Safer Neighbourhood Team
Salisbury Road
Blandford
Dorset
DT11 7HR
Force Website: http://www.dorset.police.uk/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Durweston. 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 DT11 0QA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 1 closest railway stations to Durweston, Blandford Forum, DT11 0QA. The nearest railway station is Gillingham (Dorset), approximately 12 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Gillingham (Dorset) 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Durweston, Blandford Forum, DT11 0QA. The nearest is Durweston CofE VA Primary School, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 3 closest secondary schools to Durweston, Blandford Forum, DT11 0QA. The nearest is The Blandford School, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Blandford School 1.8 miles
    
Sturminster Newton High School 5.9 miles
    
Queen Elizabeth's School 10 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 9 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Durweston, Blandford Forum, DT11 0QA. The nearest is Whitecliff Group Practice, approximately 2 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 6 closest dentists to Durweston, Blandford Forum, DT11 0QA. The nearest is Alaska House Dental Practice, approximately 2.1 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 1 closest hospitals to Durweston, Blandford Forum, DT11 0QA. The nearest is Blandford Community Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Blandford Community Hospital 1.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 6 closest opticians to Durweston, Blandford Forum, DT11 0QA. The nearest is Robert Frith Opticians (Blandford) Ltd., approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Robert Frith Opticians (Blandford) Ltd. 2.1 miles
Scrivens Ltd 2.2 miles
S H Harrold (1937) Ltd 2.2 miles
Specsavers 2.3 miles
Vision Express 5.6 miles
Grace Haine Eyecare Ltd 9.5 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.


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Broadband in DT11 0QA

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 25 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 24.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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