Area Information for Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4AZ

This postcode in Chivenor is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Heanton Punchardon ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North Devon. This page combines information for the address Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4AZ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EX31 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority North Devon
Ward Heanton Punchardon
Constituency North Devon
Region South West
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4AZ 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 Chivenor, Barnstaple consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 6
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 41
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 61
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Chivenor, Barnstaple contains a higher than average level of social housing - 25% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 16
Rent Free 1
Total 56

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 15
Two People 10
Three People 10
Four People 14
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 56

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 39

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around EX31 4AZ however is predominantly male (85%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 529
Female 91
Total 620

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Heanton Punchardon ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 19
5-7 13
8-9 8
10-14 11
15 2
16-17 5
18-19 35
20-24 236
25-29 150
30-44 97
45-59 17
60-64 5
65-74 14
75-84 5
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 620

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EX31 4AZ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 74% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 458
Married 75
Divorced 16
Separated 7
Widowed 10
Same Sex 1
Total 567

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 95% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 452
Good 136
Fair 25
Bad 4
Very Bad 3
Total 620

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) 61
Apprenticeship 72
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 155
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 153
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 92
No GCSEs or Equivalent 26
Other 8
Total 567

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Chivenor, Barnstaple) 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 95% 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 591
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Pakistani 4
Chinese 2
Other Asian 3
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 9
Other 2
Total 620

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 501
Wales 36
Scotland 22
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 14
Other 35
Total 620

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to EX31 4AZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 539
Republic of Ireland 11
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 11
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 47

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 221
No Religion 149
Buddhist 3
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 240
Total 620

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Heanton Punchardon ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 84% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 468
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 10
Total 559

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
Manufacturing 18
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 452
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 518

Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4AZ is within the Braunton Rural policing neighbourhood, under the Devon & Cornwall 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 EX31 4AZ
Neighbourhood Team Address Braunton Rural
Devon & Cornwall Police
North & East Devon B C U
Northern Sectors Headquarters
North Walk
EX31 1DU
Force Website: http://www.devon-cornwall.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 Chivenor. 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 EX31 4AZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest railway stations to Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4AZ. The nearest railway station is Barnstaple, approximately 3.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Barnstaple 3.6 miles
Chapelton (Devon) 7.3 miles
Umberleigh 9.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4AZ. The nearest is Southmead School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Southmead School 0.9 miles
    
Caen Community Primary School 1.5 miles
    
Fremington Community Primary and Nursery School 1.7 miles
    
Kingsacre Primary School 1.7 miles
    
Instow Community Primary School 2.6 miles
    
Sticklepath Community Primary Academy 2.9 miles
    
Pilton Bluecoat Church of England Academy 3.4 miles
    
Pilton Infants' School 3.4 miles
    
Appledore School 3.8 miles
    
Yeo Valley Primary School 3.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest secondary schools to Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4AZ. The nearest is Braunton Academy, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Braunton Academy 0.9 miles
    
Pilton Community College 3.1 miles
    
The Park Community School 4.3 miles
    
Bideford College 6.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 9 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4AZ. The nearest is Caen Medical Centre, approximately 1.4 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 10 closest dentists to Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4AZ. The nearest is mydentist, Exeter Road, Braunton, approximately 1.3 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 2 closest hospitals to Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4AZ. The nearest is North Devon District Hospital, approximately 3.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
North Devon District Hospital 3.9 miles
Bideford Hospital 6.1 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4AZ. The nearest is Mark Adams Optometrist, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mark Adams Optometrist 1.4 miles
Shore Sight Opticians 1.5 miles
Dyer & Dennis 1.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.5 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 3.6 miles
Boots Opticians Ltd 3.6 miles
Asda Opticians 3.6 miles
Boots-Barnstaple 3.7 miles
G C Bateman Ltd 3.7 miles
Eyewear Creations Ltd 3.7 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 EX31 4AZ

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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 30 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 19Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 69.5Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 17.9Mbps
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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