Area Information for Woolacombe, EX34 7BY

This postcode in Woolacombe is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Mortehoe ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North Devon. This page combines information for the address Woolacombe, EX34 7BY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EX34 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in November 2013. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority North Devon
Ward Mortehoe
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 Woolacombe, EX34 7BY:

Beach Road, Woolacombe, EX34 7BT
South Street, Woolacombe, EX34 7BB
Barton Road, Woolacombe, EX34 7BA
Mill Lane, Woolacombe, EX34 7BR
Bank Terrace, Woolacombe, EX34 7BL
Beach Road, Woolacombe, EX34 7BP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EX34 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Woolacombe, EX34 7BY 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 Woolacombe consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 24
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 27
Flat (Purpose-Built) 73
Flat (Converted) 47
Residence in Commercial Building 22
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 204
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Woolacombe contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 35% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 39
Owned with Mortgage 36
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 34
Rented: Other 11
Rent Free 4
Total 127

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 36
Two People 48
Three People 21
Four People 11
Five People 7
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 127

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 32
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 101

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 155
Female 151
Total 306

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 23
5-7 11
8-9 1
10-14 18
15 3
16-17 8
18-19 4
20-24 12
25-29 27
30-44 82
45-59 63
60-64 22
65-74 14
75-84 12
85-89 4
90+ 2
Total 306

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode EX34 7BY 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 94
Married 112
Divorced 25
Separated 7
Widowed 12
Same Sex 0
Total 250

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 176
Good 97
Fair 24
Bad 5
Very Bad 4
Total 306

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) 73
Apprenticeship 11
2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 46
1-4 GCSEs 33
No GCSEs 37
Other 26
Total 250

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Woolacombe) 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 97% 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 297
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 1
Bangladeshi 1
Other Asian 1
Total 306

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 253
Wales 6
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 33
Other 10
Total 306

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 EX34 7BY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 234
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 30
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 38

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 166
No Religion 107
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 30
Total 306

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Mortehoe ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 21% 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 93
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 35
Self Employed 49
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 30
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 0
Total 232

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 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 69
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 178

Woolacombe, EX34 7BY is within the Mortehoe & Woolacombe 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 EX34 7BY
Neighbourhood Team Address Mortehoe & Woolacombe
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 EX34 7BY. 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 EX34 7BY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 1 closest railway stations to Woolacombe, EX34 7BY. The nearest railway station is Barnstaple, approximately 9.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Barnstaple 9.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Woolacombe, EX34 7BY. The nearest is Woolacombe School, approximately 100 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Woolacombe School 100 yards
    
Georgeham Church of England (VC) Primary School 2.4 miles
    
West Down School 3.5 miles
    
Ilfracombe Infant and Nursery School 4.2 miles
    
Ilfracombe Church of England Junior School 4.3 miles
    
Kingsacre Primary School 4.5 miles
    
Caen Community Primary School 4.7 miles
    
Southmead School 5.2 miles
    
Marwood School 6.4 miles
    
Berrynarbor Church of England Primary School 6.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 3 closest secondary schools to Woolacombe, EX34 7BY. The nearest is The Ilfracombe Church of England Academy, approximately 4.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Ilfracombe Church of England Academy 4.5 miles
    
Braunton Academy 5.2 miles
    
Pilton Community College 8.2 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 6 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Woolacombe, EX34 7BY. The nearest is The Medical Centre Woolacombe, approximately 90 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 8 closest dentists to Woolacombe, EX34 7BY. The nearest is Marlborough Dental Centre, approximately 4.1 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 Woolacombe, EX34 7BY. The nearest is Ilfracombe Tyrrell Hospital, approximately 4.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ilfracombe Tyrrell Hospital 4.1 miles
North Devon District Hospital 8.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Woolacombe, EX34 7BY. The nearest is David Ravenscroft Optometrists, approximately 4.2 miles 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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