Area Information for Alton, GU34 9AA

This postcode in Alton is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Alton Westbrooke ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of East Hampshire. This page combines information for the address Alton, GU34 9AA, 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 July 2012. 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 Urban
Local Authority East Hampshire
Ward Alton Westbrooke
Constituency East Hampshire
Region South East
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Alton, GU34 9AA 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 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 1
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 17
Flat (Purpose-Built) 109
Flat (Converted) 9
Residence in Commercial Building 27
Total 172
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Alton contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 56
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 32
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 45
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 7
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 101
Two People 38
Three People 14
Four People 6
Five People 0
Six People 2
Seven People 0
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 16
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 73

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 44% male.

Gender
Male 111
Female 144
Total 255

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 9
5-7 8
8-9 2
10-14 4
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 10
20-24 18
25-29 22
30-44 33
45-59 34
60-64 11
65-74 28
75-84 49
85-89 9
90+ 16
Total 255

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of GU34 9AA the number widowed residents is high - 24% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 73
Married 64
Divorced 26
Separated 6
Widowed 62
Same Sex 0
Total 231

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 91
Good 88
Fair 59
Bad 14
Very Bad 3
Total 255

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) 41
Apprenticeship 3
2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs 21
No GCSEs 75
Other 24
Total 231

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% white.

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 234
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 6
Other Asian 10
Other 4
Total 255

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 202
Wales 4
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 13
Other 29
Total 255

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 9AA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 180
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 12
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 46

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 157
No Religion 62
Buddhist 6
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 4
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 24
Total 255

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Alton Westbrooke ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 52% 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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 82
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 3
Total 157

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 10
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 16
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 117

Alton, GU34 9AA 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 9AA
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 9AA. 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 9AA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 12 closest railway stations to Alton, GU34 9AA. The nearest railway station is Alton, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Alton 0.5 miles
Bentley (Hants) 5.3 miles
Liss 8 miles
Farnham 9.2 miles
Hook 9.2 miles
Liphook 9.3 miles
Basingstoke 9.6 miles
Petersfield 9.8 miles
Winchfield 10 miles
Aldershot 12 miles
Fleet 12 miles
Haslemere 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Alton, GU34 9AA. The nearest is Saint Lawrence Church of England Primary School, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saint Lawrence Church of England Primary School 540 yards
    
Alton Infant School 770 yards
    
The Butts Primary School 850 yards
    
Anstey Junior School 0.6 miles
    
Wootey Infant School 1 mile
    
Wootey Junior School 1 mile
    
Chawton Church of England Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Andrews' Endowed Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles
    
St Mary's Bentworth Church of England Primary School 3.3 miles
    
Binsted Church of England Primary School 3.6 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Alton, GU34 9AA. The nearest is Amery Hill School, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Amery Hill School 630 yards
    
Eggar's School 1.2 miles
    
Mill Chase Academy 6 miles
    
Weydon School 8 miles
    
Bohunt School 8.8 miles
    
Brighton Hill Community School 9.1 miles
    
Perins School 9.2 miles
    
Farnham Heath End 11 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Alton, GU34 9AA. The nearest is The Wilson 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*
The Wilson Practice 0.6 miles
Chawton Park Surgery 0.7 miles
Dr Philip West 3.7 miles
Watercress Medical, Mansfield Park Surgery 4.1 miles
Bentley Village Surgery 5.1 miles
Forest Surgery 5.7 miles
Pinehill Surgery 5.8 miles
Badgerswood Surgery 6.7 miles
Holly Tree Surgery 7.8 miles
Crondall New Surgery 8.1 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Alton, GU34 9AA. The nearest is Alton Dental Ltd, approximately 260 yards 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 9AA. The nearest is Alton Community Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Alton, GU34 9AA. The nearest is Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care, approximately 100 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care 100 yards
Alton Eyecare 200 yards
Rawlings Opticians 260 yards
Specsavers 260 yards
Matheson Optometrists 3.7 miles
Bliinx Eyecare Studios 4.7 miles
Chandlers Opticians 5.8 miles
Matheson Optometrists 8.9 miles
The Optical Studio 8.9 miles
C.E. Hall 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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