Area Information for The Cove, Ilfracombe, EX34 9FA

The Cove in Ilfracombe is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Ilfracombe East ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North Devon. This page combines information for the address The Cove, Ilfracombe, EX34 9FA, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority North Devon
Ward Ilfracombe East
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 The Cove, Ilfracombe, EX34 9FA:

Quayfield Road, Ilfracombe, EX34 9EN
Parliament Court, Ilfracombe, EX34 9EL
The Strand, Ilfracombe, EX34 9EJ
Hierns Lane, Ilfracombe, EX34 9EH
Broad Street, Ilfracombe, EX34 9EE
Hillsborough Road, Ilfracombe, EX34 9FF

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 The Cove, Ilfracombe, EX34 9FA 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 15
Terraced 78
Flat (Purpose-Built) 60
Flat (Converted) 46
Residence in Commercial Building 10
Total 215
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing The Cove, Ilfracombe contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 54% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 37
Owned with Mortgage 33
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 84
Rented: Other 7
Rent Free 0
Total 169

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 81
Two People 54
Three People 13
Four People 11
Five People 6
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 169

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 23
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 31
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 56
Total 138

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 46% male.

Male 153
Female 180
Total 333

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 27
5-7 11
8-9 6
10-14 13
15 4
16-17 7
18-19 14
20-24 31
25-29 28
30-44 68
45-59 59
60-64 20
65-74 32
75-84 9
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 333

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode EX34 9FA 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 124
Married 75
Divorced 46
Separated 7
Widowed 17
Same Sex 3
Total 272

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 137
Good 122
Fair 57
Bad 14
Very Bad 3
Total 333

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) 56
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 40
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 43
No GCSEs or Equivalent 65
Other 10
Total 272

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (The Cove, Ilfracombe) 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 96% 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 321
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other 5
Total 333

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 301
Wales 4
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 7
Other 12
Total 333

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 9FA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 234
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 90

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 158
No Religion 132
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 4
Sikh 1
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 33
Total 333

Economic Activity Embed This

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 84
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 44
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 35
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 5
Total 259

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 1
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 18
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 23
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 159

The Cove, Ilfracombe, EX34 9FA is within the Ilfracombe East & Central 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 The Cove
Neighbourhood Team Address Ilfracombe East & Central
Barnstaple Police
Seven Brethren
EX31 2AS
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Below are the details of the closest services to EX34 9FA. 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 9FA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 1 closest railway stations to The Cove, Ilfracombe, EX34 9FA. The nearest railway station is Barnstaple, approximately 9.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Barnstaple 9.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Cove, Ilfracombe, EX34 9FA. The nearest is Ilfracombe Church of England Junior School, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ilfracombe Church of England Junior School 540 yards
Ilfracombe Infant and Nursery School 820 yards
Berrynarbor Church of England Primary School 2.4 miles
Combe Martin Primary School 3.5 miles
West Down School 3.5 miles
Woolacombe School 4.6 miles
Marwood School 5.8 miles
Georgeham Church of England (VC) Primary School 6.2 miles
Kentisbury Primary School 6.6 miles
Caen Community Primary School 7.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to The Cove, Ilfracombe, EX34 9FA. The nearest is The Ilfracombe Church of England Academy, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Ilfracombe Church of England Academy 590 yards

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 3 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Cove, Ilfracombe, EX34 9FA. The nearest is Combe Coastal Practice, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Combe Coastal Practice 0.6 miles
Combe Coastal Practice - Combe Martin 4.1 miles
The Medical Centre Woolacombe 4.6 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 2 closest dentists to The Cove, Ilfracombe, EX34 9FA. The nearest is Marlborough Dental Centre, approximately half a mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Marlborough Dental Centre half a mile
Riverside Dental Practice 7 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to The Cove, Ilfracombe, EX34 9FA. The nearest is Ilfracombe Tyrrell Hospital, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ilfracombe Tyrrell Hospital 0.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 2 closest opticians to The Cove, Ilfracombe, EX34 9FA. The nearest is Mark Adams Optometrist, approximately 600 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mark Adams Optometrist 600 yards
David Ravenscroft Optometrists 760 yards

* 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.