Area Information for Thetford, IP24 2SR

This postcode in Thetford is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Thetford Castle ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South West Norfolk. This page combines information for the address Thetford, IP24 2SR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of IP24 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 February 2006. 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 Breckland
Ward Thetford Castle
Constituency South West Norfolk
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 Thetford, IP24 2SR:

Market Place, Thetford, IP24 2AA
Market Place, Thetford, IP24 2AH
Market Place, Thetford, IP24 2AJ
Market Place, Thetford, IP24 2BA
Market Place, Thetford, IP24 2AL
Cage Lane, Thetford, IP24 2DS

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about IP24 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Thetford, IP24 2SR 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 17
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 21
Flat (Purpose-Built) 66
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 23
Total 145
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Thetford contains a higher than average level of social housing - 26% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 16
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 29
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 57
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 134

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 68
Two People 33
Three People 13
Four People 11
Five People 5
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 134

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 37
Total 98

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 South West Norfolk constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Gender
Male 133
Female 138
Total 271

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 18
5-7 10
8-9 6
10-14 14
15 1
16-17 2
18-19 6
20-24 24
25-29 43
30-44 48
45-59 44
60-64 7
65-74 19
75-84 20
85-89 6
90+ 3
Total 271

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IP24 2SR 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 84
Married 80
Divorced 21
Separated 11
Widowed 26
Same Sex 0
Total 222

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 114
Good 86
Fair 50
Bad 19
Very Bad 2
Total 271

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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) 33
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 13
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 68
Other 34
Total 222

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% 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 241
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 4
Chinese 1
Other Asian 6
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Total 271

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Thetford), 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 155
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 59
Other 50
Total 271

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 IP24 2SR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 116
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 59
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 41
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 48

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 158
No Religion 85
Buddhist 3
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 3
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 21
Total 271

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Thetford Castle ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 50% 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 97
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 24
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 11
Total 193

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 2
Manufacturing 29
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 14
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 135

Thetford, IP24 2SR is within the Thetford policing neighbourhood, under the Norfolk Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In February 2020, 54 crimes were reported within half a mile of IP24 2SR.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 54 crimes committed near IP24 2SR
Neighbourhood Team Address Thetford
Force Website: https://www.norfolk.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 IP24 2SR. 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 IP24 2SR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Thetford, IP24 2SR. The nearest railway station is Thetford, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Thetford 780 yards
Brandon 6 miles
Harling Road 7.2 miles
Lakenheath 9.4 miles
Eccles Road 11 miles
Bury St Edmunds 12 miles
Thurston 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Thetford, IP24 2SR. The nearest is Norwich Road Academy, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Norwich Road Academy 280 yards
    
Diamond Academy 0.6 miles
    
Queensway Infant Academy and Nursery 0.6 miles
    
Drake Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Redcastle Family School 0.6 miles
    
The Bishop's Church of England Primary Academy 0.7 miles
    
Admirals Academy 0.7 miles
    
Raleigh Infant Academy 0.7 miles
    
Barnham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School 2.5 miles
    
Elveden Church of England Primary Academy 4.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to Thetford, IP24 2SR. The nearest is The Thetford Academy, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Thetford Academy 1 mile
    
IES Breckland 6.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Thetford, IP24 2SR. The nearest is School Lane PMS Practice, approximately 180 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 4 closest dentists to Thetford, IP24 2SR. The nearest is mydentist, Townsend House, Thetford, approximately 190 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
mydentist, Townsend House, Thetford 190 yards
Bupa Dental Care, Brandon 5.8 miles
Brandon Dental Care 5.9 miles
Hopton Dental Surgery 8.1 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 4 closest opticians to Thetford, IP24 2SR. The nearest is Boots-Thetford, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Thetford 140 yards
Scotts Opticians 190 yards
Specsavers Opticians 230 yards
Helen Ashby Opticians 5.8 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.