Area Information for Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4AZ
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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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||1|
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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||11|
|Rented: From Council||2|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||12|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||6|
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.
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.
|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|
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).
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||8|
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 EX31 4AZ
|Republic of Ireland||11|
|Europe (including European Union)||9|
|Middle East or Asia||1|
|North America or Caribbean||11|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||6|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||40|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||9|
|Looking After Home or Family||11|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||2|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||1|
|Accommodation and Food||4|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||1|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||5|
|Public Administration and Defence||452|
|HealthInc. Social Work||12|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||1|
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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near EX31 4AZ|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Devon & Cornwall Police
North & East Devon B C U
Northern Sectors Headquarters
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.
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.
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.
|Caen Medical Centre||1.4 miles|
|Fremington Medical Centre||1.8 miles|
|Queen's Medical Centre||3.8 miles|
|Brannam Medical Centre||3.8 miles|
|Litchdon Medical Centre||4.6 miles|
|Northam Surgery||5 miles|
|The Wooda Surgery||5.8 miles|
|Bideford Medical Centre||6.1 miles|
|The Medical Centre Woolacombe||6.1 miles|
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.
|mydentist, Exeter Road, Braunton||1.3 miles|
|Riverside Dental Practice||1.6 miles|
|Alliance Dental Care Ltd||3.6 miles|
|Emergency Dental Service Barnstaple||3.7 miles|
|The Old Vicarage Dental Surgery||3.7 miles|
|Dental Access Centre (Barnstaple)||3.8 miles|
|Endsleigh Dental Practice||4.3 miles|
|Westcountry Dental & Implant Centre||4.3 miles|
|Total Orthodontics, Barnstaple||4.5 miles|
|mydentist, Bay View Road, Northam||5.1 miles|
Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4AZ. The nearest is North Devon District Hospital, approximately 3.9 miles away.
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4AZ. The nearest is Mark Adams Optometrist, approximately 1.4 miles away.
|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|
|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
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 30 reported internet connections.
|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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