Area Information for Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, DT2 7PY

This postcode in Melcombe Bingham is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Chalk Valleys ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North Dorset. This page combines information for the address Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, DT2 7PY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DT2 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 DT2 7PY.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority Dorset
Ward Chalk Valleys
Constituency North Dorset
Region South 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 Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, DT2 7PY:

Binghams Melcombe, Dorchester, DT2 7PZ
Bramblecombe, Dorchester, DT2 7QA
Bramblecombe, Dorchester, DT2 7FN
Lower Ansty, Dorchester, DT2 7PX
Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, DT2 7PE
Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, DT2 7PD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DT2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, DT2 7PY 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 2 property sales in DT2 7PY 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

The area containing Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 49
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 8
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 84
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 39
Owned with Mortgage 19
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 2
Total 73

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 21
Two People 35
Three People 5
Four People 8
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 73

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 10
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 40

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 81
Female 78
Total 159

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 6
5-7 4
8-9 3
10-14 8
15 3
16-17 5
18-19 2
20-24 3
25-29 3
30-44 21
45-59 36
60-64 15
65-74 30
75-84 13
85-89 7
90+ 0
Total 159

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DT2 7PY 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 29
Married 78
Divorced 10
Separated 3
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 135

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 81
Good 58
Fair 11
Bad 8
Very Bad 1
Total 159

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) 58
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 12
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 17
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 15
No GCSEs or Equivalent 23
Other 4
Total 135

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester) 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 156
Mixed Ethnicity 3
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 146
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 6
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 DT2 7PY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 140
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 16

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 116
No Religion 32
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 10
Total 159

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Chalk Valleys ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% 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 30
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 10
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 34
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 2
Total 115

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 5
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
Accommodation and Food 1
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 2
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 62

Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, DT2 7PY is within the Blandford Rural South Safer Neighbourhood Team policing neighbourhood, under the Dorset Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2019, 1 crime was reported within 1 mile of DT2 7PY.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 1 crime committed near DT2 7PY
Neighbourhood Team Address Blandford Rural South 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 Melcombe Bingham. 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 DT2 7PY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 9 closest railway stations to Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, DT2 7PY. The nearest railway station is Moreton (Dorset), approximately 7.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Moreton (Dorset) 7.9 miles
Dorchester South 8.9 miles
Dorchester West 8.9 miles
Wool 11 miles
Maiden Newton 12 miles
Chetnole 12 miles
Sherborne 13 miles
Wareham 13 miles
Yetminster 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, DT2 7PY. The nearest is Cheselbourne Village School, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, DT2 7PY. The nearest is The Blandford School, approximately 7.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Blandford School 7.4 miles
    
Dorset Studio School 7.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, DT2 7PY. The nearest is Milton Abbas Surgery, approximately 2.2 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 4 closest dentists to Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, DT2 7PY. The nearest is Alaska House Dental Practice, approximately 7.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Alaska House Dental Practice 7.5 miles
East Street Dental Practice 7.6 miles
Diplomat Dental Clinic 7.6 miles
St John's Dental Practice 9.4 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, DT2 7PY. The nearest is Blandford Community Hospital, approximately 7.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Blandford Community Hospital 7.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 6 closest opticians to Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, DT2 7PY. The nearest is Robert Frith Opticians (Blandford) Ltd., approximately 7.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Robert Frith Opticians (Blandford) Ltd. 7.4 miles
Scrivens Ltd 7.4 miles
S H Harrold (1937) Ltd 7.5 miles
Specsavers 7.6 miles
I J Brown Partnership 8.6 miles
Sproston & Bowden Opticians Ltd 8.6 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.


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