Area Information for Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4DT

This postcode in Marwood is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Marwood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North Devon. This page combines information for the address Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4DT, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for EX31 4DT.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority North Devon
Ward Marwood
Constituency North Devon
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 Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4DT:

Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4DU
Ashford, Barnstaple, EX31 4DL
Ashford, Barnstaple, EX31 4DA
Ashford, Barnstaple, EX31 4DR
Ashford, Barnstaple, EX31 4BZ
Prixford, Barnstaple, EX31 4DX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EX31 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4DT 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 EX31 4DT 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 Marwood, Barnstaple 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 104
Semi-Detached 54
Terraced 23
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 9
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 191
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 78
Owned with Mortgage 59
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 4
Total 161

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 27
Two People 75
Three People 23
Four People 18
Five People 13
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 161

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 30
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 39
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 14
Total 115

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 Devon constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 201
Female 213
Total 414

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 15
5-7 23
8-9 11
10-14 35
15 4
16-17 12
18-19 3
20-24 13
25-29 5
30-44 63
45-59 97
60-64 54
65-74 50
75-84 23
85-89 5
90+ 1
Total 414

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode EX31 4DT 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 58
Married 215
Divorced 28
Separated 10
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 326

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 227
Good 122
Fair 49
Bad 15
Very Bad 1
Total 414

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) 122
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 53
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 30
No GCSEs or Equivalent 49
Other 13
Total 326

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Marwood, 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 100% 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 413
Indian 1
Total 414

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 392
Wales 4
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 6
Other 4
Total 414

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 4DT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 347
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 62

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 295
No Religion 91
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 22
Total 414

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Marwood ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% 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 100
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 47
Self Employed 44
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 66
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 3
Total 297

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 15
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 14
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 28
HealthInc. Social Work 39
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 195

Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4DT 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 4DT
Neighbourhood Team Address Braunton Rural
Barnstaple Police
Seven Brethren
EX31 2AS
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Below are the details of the closest services to Marwood. 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 4DT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest railway stations to Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4DT. The nearest railway station is Barnstaple, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Barnstaple 2.3 miles
Chapelton (Devon) 6.6 miles
Umberleigh 8.6 miles
Portsmouth Arms 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4DT. The nearest is Pilton Bluecoat Church of England Academy, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Pilton Bluecoat Church of England Academy 1.4 miles
Pilton Infants' School 1.5 miles
Marwood School 1.8 miles
Yeo Valley Primary School 1.9 miles
Sticklepath Community Primary Academy 2.1 miles
Ashleigh CofE Primary School 2.2 miles
Our Lady's Catholic Primary School, Barnstaple 2.2 miles
Roundswell Community Primary Academy 2.6 miles  
Eden Park Academy 2.7 miles
Newport Community School Primary Academy 2.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 5 closest secondary schools to Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4DT. The nearest is Pilton Community College, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Pilton Community College 1.3 miles
The Park Community School 2.8 miles
The Shoreline Academy 2.8 miles
Braunton Academy 3.2 miles
Bideford College 8.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4DT. The nearest is Queen's Medical Centre, approximately 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 10 closest dentists to Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4DT. The nearest is Dental Access Centre (Barnstaple), approximately 1.9 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 3 closest hospitals to Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4DT. The nearest is North Devon District Hospital, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
North Devon District Hospital 1.7 miles
Bideford And District Hospital 8.2 miles
Bideford Hospital 8.2 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4DT. The nearest is North Devon District Hospital, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
North Devon District Hospital 1.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.8 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 1.8 miles
Boots Opticians Ltd 1.9 miles
G C Bateman Ltd 1.9 miles
Eyewear Creations Ltd 1.9 miles
Boots-Barnstaple 2 miles
Bill Opticians 2.1 miles
Asda Opticians 2.1 miles
Tesco Opticians 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.