Area Information for Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3PP

Digby Road in Sherborne is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Sherborne West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of West Dorset. This page combines information for the address Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3PP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DT9 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 DT9 3PP.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Dorset
Ward Sherborne West
Constituency West 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 Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3PP:

Cooks Lane, Sherborne, DT9 3NS
Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL
Westbury, Sherborne, DT9 3EH
Westbury, Sherborne, DT9 3EJ
Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3LB
Pageant Close, Sherborne, DT9 3LW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DT9 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3PP 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 19 property sales in Digby Road 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 18
Semi-Detached 33
Terraced 76
Flat (Purpose-Built) 25
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 8
Total 171
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Digby Road, Sherborne contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 32% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 67
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 45
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 7
Total 156

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 81
Two People 51
Three People 14
Four People 6
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 156

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 32
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 91

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 West Dorset constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Gender
Male 143
Female 158
Total 301

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 9
5-7 6
8-9 6
10-14 7
15 3
16-17 7
18-19 5
20-24 12
25-29 7
30-44 43
45-59 58
60-64 22
65-74 34
75-84 38
85-89 21
90+ 23
Total 301

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of DT9 3PP the number widowed residents is high - 16% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 82
Married 100
Divorced 31
Separated 8
Widowed 49
Same Sex 0
Total 270

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 124
Good 95
Fair 42
Bad 29
Very Bad 11
Total 301

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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) 104
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 22
No GCSEs or Equivalent 50
Other 9
Total 270

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Digby Road, Sherborne) 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 294
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Black African 1
Total 301

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 270
Wales 5
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 4
Other 16
Total 301

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to DT9 3PP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 236
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 7
None 54

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 192
No Religion 57
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 1
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 44
Total 301

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Sherborne West ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 15% 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 73
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 43
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 1
Total 188

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 19
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 27
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 126

Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3PP is within the Sherborne policing neighbourhood, under the Dorset Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In December 2019, 21 crimes were reported within half a mile of DT9 3PP.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 21 crimes committed near Digby Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Sherborne
Digby Road
Sherborne
DT9 3NL
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 DT9 3PP. 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 DT9 3PP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3PP. The nearest railway station is Sherborne, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Sherborne 290 yards
Thornford 3.6 miles
Yetminster 4.2 miles
Yeovil Pen Mill 4.2 miles
Yeovil Junction 4.5 miles
Templecombe 5.8 miles
Chetnole 6 miles
Castle Cary 11 miles
Maiden Newton 12 miles
Bruton 12 miles
Gillingham (Dorset) 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3PP. The nearest is Sherborne Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest secondary schools to Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3PP. The nearest is The Gryphon School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Gryphon School 0.9 miles
    
Buckler's Mead Academy 4.7 miles
    
Westfield Academy 5.9 miles
    
Preston School Academy 6.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3PP. The nearest is Sherborne School Health Centre, approximately 540 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 Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3PP. The nearest is Wessex House Dental Practice, approximately 50 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 3 closest hospitals to Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3PP. The nearest is Yeatman Hospital, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Yeatman Hospital 590 yards
Yeovil District Hospital 5.2 miles
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 5.2 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3PP. The nearest is Matthews Opticians - Sherborne, approximately < 50 yards away.

* 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 DT9 3PP

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 12 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 19.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 22.4Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 5Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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