Area Information for Ross Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9EP

Ross Drive in Kingswinford is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Kingswinford North and Wall Heath ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Dudley South. This page combines information for the address Ross Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9EP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DY6 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 DY6 9EP.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Dudley
Ward Kingswinford North and Wall Heath
Constituency Dudley South
Region West Midlands * Note that this refers to the Region, not the County of the same name
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 Ross Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9EP:

Grantley Crescent, Kingswinford, DY6 9EH
Beverley Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9BW
Moss Grove, Kingswinford, DY6 9HT
Ross Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9EJ
Moss Grove, Kingswinford, DY6 9HP
Kingston Way, Kingswinford, DY6 9BS

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DY6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Ross Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9EP 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 3 property sales in Ross Drive 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 Ross Drive, Kingswinford 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 114
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 136
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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 96
Owned with Mortgage 28
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 1
Total 133

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 41
Two People 63
Three People 14
Four People 10
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 133

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 22
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 54

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 Dudley South constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Male 123
Female 152
Total 275

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around DY6 9EP has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 45% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 11
5-7 5
8-9 4
10-14 9
15 4
16-17 1
18-19 2
20-24 7
25-29 7
30-44 34
45-59 48
60-64 19
65-74 68
75-84 37
85-89 15
90+ 4
Total 275

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of DY6 9EP there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 61% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.

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 167
Divorced 11
Separated 2
Widowed 33
Same Sex 0
Total 242

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 96
Good 111
Fair 53
Bad 11
Very Bad 4
Total 275

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) 65
Apprenticeship 6
2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs 27
No GCSEs 72
Other 10
Total 242

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Ross Drive, Kingswinford) 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 270
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Black African 1
Other 1
Total 275

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 268
Wales 4
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 2
Total 275

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 DY6 9EP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 230
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 43

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 199
No Religion 52
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 24
Total 275

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Kingswinford North and Wall Heath ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 39% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 53
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 72
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 0
Total 186

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 17
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 98

Ross Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9EP is within the Brierley Hill policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2019, 46 crimes were reported within half a mile of DY6 9EP.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 46 crimes committed near Ross Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address Brierley Hill
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Below are the details of the closest services to DY6 9EP. 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 DY6 9EP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Ross Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9EP. The nearest railway station is Stourbridge Town, approximately 3.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stourbridge Town 3.3 miles
Lye (West Midlands) 3.6 miles
Stourbridge Junction 3.9 miles
Cradley Heath 4 miles
Coseley 4.8 miles
Tipton 4.9 miles
Old Hill 5.2 miles
Dudley Port 5.4 miles
Hagley 5.4 miles
Rowley Regis 6.1 miles
Blakedown 6.5 miles
Wolverhampton 6.5 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 6.7 miles
Langley Green 7 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 8 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 8 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 8.4 miles
Kidderminster 8.5 miles
Bilbrook 8.6 miles
The Hawthorns 8.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Ross Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9EP. The nearest is Dawley Brook Primary School, approximately 260 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Dawley Brook Primary School 260 yards
St Mary's CofE (VC) Primary School 330 yards
Church of the Ascension CofE Primary School 730 yards
Blanford Mere Primary School 0.5 miles
Glynne Primary School 0.8 miles
Maidensbridge Primary School 0.8 miles
Bromley Hills Primary School 1 mile
Fairhaven Primary School 1.1 miles
Crestwood Park Primary School 1.2 miles
Belle Vue Primary School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Ross Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9EP. The nearest is Kingswinford Academy, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kingswinford Academy 320 yards  
Summerhill School 0.5 miles
The Crestwood School 1 mile
The Wordsley School Business & Enterprise & Music College 1.6 miles
Ellowes Hall Sports College 2.5 miles
Ounsdale High School 2.7 miles
Pegasus Academy 2.8 miles
Ridgewood High School 2.9 miles
Thorns Collegiate Academy 3.2 miles
Bishop Milner Catholic College 3.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ross Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9EP. The nearest is Moss Grove Surgery-Kingswinford, approximately 150 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 Ross Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9EP. The nearest is Wall Heath Dental Practice, approximately 810 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 10 closest hospitals to Ross Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9EP. The nearest is Dudley Urgent Care Centre, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Ross Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9EP. The nearest is R A Lawley Ltd, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
R A Lawley Ltd 290 yards
The Eyecare Centre Ltd 370 yards
Krystal Vision 490 yards
Pinder & Moore Optometrists 600 yards
Special Look's Opticians 0.6 miles
Budgetspex Ltd 0.8 miles
John Hamer Opticians 1.3 miles
The Eyecare Centre Ltd 2 miles
Pickford Opticians 2.4 miles
J S Edmunds 2.4 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 DY6 9EP

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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 5 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 16Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 20Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 2Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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