Area Information for West Stow, Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6ER

This postcode in West Stow is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Risby ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of West Suffolk. This page combines information for the address West Stow, Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6ER, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of IP28 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 IP28 6ER.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority West Suffolk
Ward Risby
Constituency West Suffolk
Region Eastern
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about West Stow, Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6ER 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 12 property sales in IP28 6ER 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 West Stow, Bury St. Edmunds 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 126
Semi-Detached 38
Terraced 13
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 184
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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 97
Owned with Mortgage 47
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 18
Total 176

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 35
Two People 88
Three People 19
Four People 28
Five People 4
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 176

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 43
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 106

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 West Suffolk constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Gender
Male 299
Female 279
Total 578

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 15
5-7 12
8-9 11
10-14 77
15 31
16-17 68
18-19 27
20-24 9
25-29 13
30-44 63
45-59 97
60-64 39
65-74 59
75-84 43
85-89 9
90+ 5
Total 578

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IP28 6ER 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 133
Married 251
Divorced 17
Separated 3
Widowed 26
Same Sex 2
Total 432

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 336
Good 168
Fair 61
Bad 11
Very Bad 2
Total 578

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) 153
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 43
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 84
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 39
No GCSEs or Equivalent 83
Other 18
Total 432

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% 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 540
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 1
Chinese 14
Other Asian 3
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 3
Total 578

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 472
Wales 7
Scotland 17
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 15
Other 60
Total 578

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 IP28 6ER

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 470
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 16
African Countries 10
Middle East or Asia 13
North America or Caribbean 22
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 57

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 390
No Religion 138
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 5
Muslim 4
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 40
Total 578

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Risby ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 25% 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 129
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 41
Self Employed 41
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 95
Retired 52
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 2
Total 375

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 21
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 5
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 22
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 58
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 219

West Stow, Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6ER is within the Bury St Edmunds policing neighbourhood, under the Suffolk Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2020, 2 crimes were reported within half a mile of IP28 6ER.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 2 crimes committed near IP28 6ER
Neighbourhood Team Address Bury St Edmunds
Force Website: https://www.suffolk.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 West Stow. 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 IP28 6ER.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to West Stow, Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6ER. The nearest railway station is Bury St Edmunds, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bury St Edmunds 3.7 miles
Thurston 6.9 miles
Kennett 7.6 miles
Thetford 8.9 miles
Brandon 11 miles
Elmswell 12 miles
Lakenheath 12 miles
Newmarket 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to West Stow, Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6ER. The nearest is Risby Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to West Stow, Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6ER. The nearest is St Benedict's Catholic School, approximately 3.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Benedict's Catholic School 3.2 miles
    
Bury St Edmunds County Upper School 3.3 miles
    
King Edward VI Church of England Voluntary Controlled Upper School 3.7 miles
    
Sybil Andrews Academy 5.4 miles
    
Mildenhall College Academy 6.7 miles
    
Thurston Community College 6.7 miles
    
Set Ixworth School 7.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to West Stow, Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6ER. The nearest is Victoria Surgery, approximately 4 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Victoria Surgery 4 miles
Swan Surgery 4 miles
The Guildhall and Barrow Surgery 4.2 miles
Angel Hill Surgery 4.3 miles
Mount Farm Surgery 4.9 miles
Barrow Surgery 5.4 miles
Dr Lockyer And Partners 6.9 miles
The White House Surgery 7.3 miles
Market Cross Surgery 7.3 miles
Reynard Surgery 7.8 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to West Stow, Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6ER. The nearest is Bury St Edmunds Dental Practice, approximately 3.9 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 West Stow, Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6ER. The nearest is Hospital Road, approximately 4.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to West Stow, Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6ER. The nearest is Boots-Bury St Edmunds - Brentgovel St, approximately 4.1 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 IP28 6ER

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 15 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 28.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 74.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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