Area Information for Dickens Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JR

Dickens Road in Ipswich is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Gipping ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Ipswich. This page combines information for the address Dickens Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of IP2 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for IP2 0JR.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Ipswich
Ward Gipping
Constituency Ipswich
Region Eastern
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 Dickens Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JR:

London Road, Ipswich, IP2 0AU
Dombey Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JS
Copperfield Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JT
London Road, Ipswich, IP2 0AX
Dickens Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JW
Kelly Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JU

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about IP2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Dickens Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JR 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

We have found 5 property sales in Dickens Road since the beginning of 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 Dickens Road, Ipswich consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 2
Semi-Detached 57
Terraced 42
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 102
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Dickens Road, Ipswich contains a higher than average level of social housing - 53% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 18
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 50
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 1
Total 99

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 24
Two People 31
Three People 19
Four People 14
Five People 5
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 99

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 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 14
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 41
Total 78

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

Male 128
Female 136
Total 264

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around IP2 0JR has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 28% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 20
5-7 20
8-9 9
10-14 20
15 4
16-17 8
18-19 5
20-24 16
25-29 23
30-44 42
45-59 55
60-64 13
65-74 13
75-84 11
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 264

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IP2 0JR 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 77
Married 78
Divorced 17
Separated 8
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 191

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 105
Good 104
Fair 40
Bad 12
Very Bad 3
Total 264

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Dickens Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 41% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 19
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 11
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs 40
No GCSEs 79
Other 9
Total 191

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 84% 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 223
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 1
Bangladeshi 12
Other Asian 2
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Total 264

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 242
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 6
Other 12
Total 264

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 IP2 0JR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 134
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 118

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 124
No Religion 117
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 7
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 16
Total 264

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Gipping ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 56
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 35
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 3
Total 175

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 17
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 106

Dickens Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JR is within the Ipswich West policing neighbourhood, under the Suffolk Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 94 crimes were reported within half a mile of IP2 0JR.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 94 crimes committed near Dickens Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to IP2 0JR. 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 IP2 0JR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to Dickens Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JR. The nearest railway station is Ipswich, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ipswich 0.8 miles
Westerfield 2.3 miles
Derby Road (Ipswich) 2.3 miles
Needham Market 7.4 miles
Mistley 8 miles
Manningtree 8.2 miles
Wrabness 8.3 miles
Woodbridge 8.4 miles
Harwich International 9.3 miles
Melton (Suffolk) 9.5 miles
Trimley 9.8 miles
Harwich Town 11 miles
Dovercourt 11 miles
Stowmarket 11 miles
Felixstowe 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Dickens Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JR. The nearest is Ranelagh Primary School, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ranelagh Primary School 270 yards
Handford Hall Primary School 860 yards
The Oaks Primary School 0.6 miles
St Mark's Catholic Primary School, Ipswich 0.6 miles
Springfield Infant School and Nursery 0.7 miles
Springfield Junior School 0.8 miles
St Matthew's Church of England Primary School, Ipswich 0.8 miles  
The Willows Primary School 1.1 miles
Halifax Primary School 1.1 miles
Hillside Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Dickens Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JR. The nearest is Chantry Academy, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Chantry Academy 0.8 miles
Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy 1.3 miles
Westbourne Academy 1.3 miles
Ormiston Endeavour Academy 2 miles
Northgate High School 2.5 miles
Copleston High School 2.8 miles
Ipswich Academy 3.1 miles
St Alban's Catholic High School 3.1 miles
Claydon High School 3.5 miles
Ipswich High School 4.7 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Dickens Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JR. The nearest is Burlington Primary Care, approximately 0.7 miles 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 Dickens Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JR. The nearest is Community Dental Services CIC, 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 6 closest hospitals to Dickens Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JR. The nearest is Foxhall House, Ipswich, approximately 2.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Foxhall House, Ipswich 2.8 miles
St Clements Hospital, Ipswich 2.8 miles
Walker Close, Ipswich 2.9 miles
Ipswich Hospital 3 miles
Bluebird Lodge 3.6 miles
Nuffield Health, Ipswich Hospital 4.3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Dickens Road, Ipswich, IP2 0JR. The nearest is Tesco Opticians Ipswich, approximately 0.7 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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Broadband in IP2 0JR

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 17 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 82.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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