Area Information for High Wycombe, HP12 3HA

This postcode in High Wycombe is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Oakridge and Castlefield ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Wycombe. This page combines information for the address High Wycombe, HP12 3HA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of HP12 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 August 2003. 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 Wycombe
Ward Oakridge and Castlefield
Constituency Wycombe
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 High Wycombe, HP12 3HA:

Lindsay Avenue, High Wycombe, HP12 3DQ
Tavistock Mews, High Wycombe, HP12 3DG
Lindsay Avenue, High Wycombe, HP12 3DT
Sharrow Vale, High Wycombe, HP12 3FY
Copyground Lane, High Wycombe, HP12 3HE
Lindsay Avenue, High Wycombe, HP12 3GF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about HP12 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about High Wycombe, HP12 3HA 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 High Wycombe 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 14
Semi-Detached 37
Terraced 30
Flat (Purpose-Built) 103
Flat (Converted) 4
Total 188
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing High Wycombe contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 36% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 17
Owned with Mortgage 59
Shared Ownership 12
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 15
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 59
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 3
Total 173

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 54
Two People 43
Three People 29
Four People 21
Five People 12
Six People 7
Seven People 5
8+ People 2
Total 173

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 52
C2 - Skilled manual workers 35
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 54
Total 161

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around HP12 3HA however is predominantly male (56%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 261
Female 203
Total 464

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 61
5-7 29
8-9 8
10-14 15
15 0
16-17 6
18-19 12
20-24 69
25-29 76
30-44 106
45-59 55
60-64 6
65-74 15
75-84 6
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 464

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode HP12 3HA 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 173
Married 127
Divorced 29
Separated 15
Widowed 5
Same Sex 2
Total 351

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 250
Good 153
Fair 45
Bad 15
Very Bad 1
Total 464

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) 87
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 54
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 69
Other 51
Total 351

Ethnic Group Embed This

High Wycombe can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 51% 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 238
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 13
Pakistani 150
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 3
Other Asian 23
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 1
Total 464

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (High Wycombe), 57% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 266
Wales 5
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 64
Other 118
Total 464

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 HP12 3HA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 299
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 74
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 43
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
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.

Christian 148
No Religion 109
Buddhist 1
Hindu 14
Jewish 0
Muslim 148
Sikh 3
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 38
Total 464

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Oakridge and Castlefield ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 15% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 148
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 39
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 52
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 30
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 10
Total 345

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
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 19
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 57
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 19
Accommodation and Food 31
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 237

High Wycombe, HP12 3HA is within the Wycombe West policing neighbourhood, under the Thames Valley 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 HP12 3HA
Neighbourhood Team Address Wycombe West
Queen Victoria Road
High Wycombe
HP11 1BE

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Below are the details of the closest services to HP12 3HA. 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 HP12 3HA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to High Wycombe, HP12 3HA. The nearest railway station is High Wycombe, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
High Wycombe 1 mile
Saunderton 3.9 miles
Marlow 4.2 miles
Bourne End 4.6 miles
Cookham 5.5 miles
Great Missenden 5.6 miles
Beaconsfield 5.6 miles
Princes Risborough 6.7 miles
Furze Platt 7.1 miles
Seer Green 7.1 miles
Amersham 7.5 miles
Monks Risborough 7.6 miles
Maidenhead 8.1 miles
Taplow 8.4 miles
Little Kimble 8.5 miles
Henley-on-Thames 8.8 miles
Wendover 9 miles
Burnham (Buckinghamshire) 9.2 miles
Chalfont & Latimer 9.3 miles
Shiplake 9.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to High Wycombe, HP12 3HA. The nearest Tube station is Amersham, approximately 7.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Amersham Tube Station 7.5 miles
Chesham Tube Station 8.5 miles
Chalfont & Latimer Tube Station 9.3 miles
Chorleywood Tube Station 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to High Wycombe, HP12 3HA. The nearest is Oakridge School, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oakridge School 200 yards
The Disraeli School 0.6 miles
Millbrook Combined School 0.6 miles
High Wycombe Church of England Combined School 0.6 miles
Castlefield School 0.7 miles
Hamilton Academy 0.8 miles
Booker Hill School 1 mile
Chepping View Primary Academy 1.2 miles
The Downley School 1.2 miles
Abbey View Primary Academy 1.5 miles  

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to High Wycombe, HP12 3HA. The nearest is Wycombe High School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wycombe High School 0.9 miles
John Hampden Grammar School 1.1 miles
Cressex Community School 1.4 miles
The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe 1.5 miles
The Highcrest Academy 1.9 miles
Sir William Ramsay School 2.7 miles
Great Marlow School 3.6 miles
Holmer Green Senior School 3.8 miles
Sir William Borlase's Grammar School 4.3 miles
Bourne End Academy 4.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to High Wycombe, HP12 3HA. The nearest is Tower House Surgery, approximately 540 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 10 closest dentists to High Wycombe, HP12 3HA. The nearest is BUCKINGHAMSHIRE PRIORITY DENTAL SERVICE (High Wycombe), approximately 430 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 10 closest hospitals to High Wycombe, HP12 3HA. The nearest is BMI The Shelburne Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to High Wycombe, HP12 3HA. The nearest is A R Salter, approximately 0.5 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.