Area Information for Alton, GU34 5WX

This postcode in Alton is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Bentworth & Froyle ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of East Hampshire. This page combines information for the address Alton, GU34 5WX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of GU34 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 October 2005. 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 Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority East Hampshire
Ward Bentworth & Froyle
Constituency East Hampshire
Region South East
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 Alton, GU34 5WX:

New Odiham Road, Shalden, Alton, GU34 5TB
New Odiham Road, Shalden, Alton, GU34 5SX
Stancombe Lane, Shalden, Alton, GU34 5TA
Well Lane, Bentworth, Alton, GU34 5QR
Bentworth, Alton, GU34 5JS
Basingstoke Road, Shalden, Alton, GU34 5QW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about GU34 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Alton, GU34 5WX 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 Alton 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 144
Semi-Detached 31
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 180
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 86
Owned with Mortgage 51
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 6
Total 168

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 23
Two People 79
Three People 27
Four People 26
Five People 10
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 168

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 48
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 108

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 East Hampshire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Gender
Male 209
Female 226
Total 435

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 12
5-7 13
8-9 16
10-14 32
15 7
16-17 13
18-19 7
20-24 14
25-29 7
30-44 55
45-59 112
60-64 43
65-74 58
75-84 39
85-89 6
90+ 1
Total 435

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode GU34 5WX 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 61
Married 252
Divorced 18
Separated 1
Widowed 23
Same Sex 0
Total 355

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 250
Good 130
Fair 42
Bad 10
Very Bad 3
Total 435

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) 153
Apprenticeship 9
2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 53
1-4 GCSEs 53
No GCSEs 42
Other 13
Total 355

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Alton) 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 99% 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 430
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 435

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 385
Wales 7
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 17
Other 18
Total 435

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 GU34 5WX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 384
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 16
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
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 324
No Religion 69
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 39
Total 435

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bentworth & Froyle ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% 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 102
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 44
Self Employed 41
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 66
Looking After Home or Family 18
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 10
Total 309

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 6
Manufacturing 17
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 21
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 22
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 192

Alton, GU34 5WX is within the Alton Rural policing neighbourhood, under the Hampshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near GU34 5WX
Neighbourhood Team Address Alton Rural
Orchard Lane
Alton
GU11 1NZ
Force Website: https://www.hampshire.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 GU34 5WX. 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 GU34 5WX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 13 closest railway stations to Alton, GU34 5WX. The nearest railway station is Alton, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Alton 1.1 miles
Bentley (Hants) 5.4 miles
Hook 8.4 miles
Basingstoke 8.6 miles
Liss 9.1 miles
Farnham 9.2 miles
Winchfield 9.3 miles
Liphook 11 miles
Petersfield 11 miles
Fleet 12 miles
Aldershot 12 miles
Micheldever 12 miles
Bramley (Hants) 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Alton, GU34 5WX. The nearest is Wootey Infant School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wootey Infant School 0.7 miles
    
Wootey Junior School 0.7 miles
    
Saint Lawrence Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Anstey Junior School 0.8 miles
    
Alton Infant School 0.9 miles
    
The Butts Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Andrews' Endowed Church of England Primary School 1.5 miles
    
Chawton Church of England Primary School 1.9 miles
    
St Mary's Bentworth Church of England Primary School 2.7 miles
    
Medstead Church of England Primary School 3.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Alton, GU34 5WX. The nearest is Amery Hill School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Amery Hill School 0.7 miles
    
Eggar's School 1.3 miles
    
Robert May's School 6.6 miles
    
Mill Chase Academy 6.8 miles
    
Weydon School 8.1 miles
    
Brighton Hill Community School 8.1 miles
    
Cranbourne 8.2 miles
    
Aldworth School 8.5 miles
    
Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School 8.8 miles
    
Perins School 9.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Alton, GU34 5WX. The nearest is The Wilson Practice, approximately 1 mile 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 Alton, GU34 5WX. The nearest is Alton Dental Ltd, approximately 0.9 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 5 closest hospitals to Alton, GU34 5WX. The nearest is Alton Community Hospital, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Alton Community Hospital 1.3 miles
Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital 1.3 miles
Chase Community Hospital 6.6 miles
Odiham Cottage Hospital 6.7 miles
Spire Clare Park Hospital 7.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Alton, GU34 5WX. The nearest is Alton Eyecare, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Alton Eyecare 0.9 miles
Rawlings Opticians 1 mile
Specsavers 1 mile
Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care 1 mile
Matheson Optometrists 4 miles
Bliinx Eyecare Studios 5.4 miles
Chandlers Opticians 6.7 miles
The Opticians 6.8 miles
Matheson Optometrists 8.9 miles
Rawlings Opticians 8.9 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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