Area Information for Ipswich, IP2 8WQ

This postcode in Ipswich is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Alexandra ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Ipswich. This page combines information for the address Ipswich, IP2 8WQ, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in July 2007. 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 Ipswich
Ward Alexandra
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 Ipswich, IP2 8WQ:

Burrell Road, Ipswich, IP2 8AH
Burrell Road, Ipswich, IP2 8AJ
Burrell Road, Ipswich, IP2 8AD
Burrell Road, Ipswich, IP2 8AN
Burrell Road, Ipswich, IP2 8AL
Burrell Road, Ipswich, IP2 8AB

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 Ipswich, IP2 8WQ 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 Ipswich 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 0
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 102
Flat (Converted) 10
Residence in Commercial Building 8
Total 128
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Ipswich contains a higher than average level of social housing - 37% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7
Owned with Mortgage 9
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 38
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 54
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 112

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 11
Four People 0
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 112

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 19
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 69

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 55% male.

Gender
Male 99
Female 82
Total 181

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 6
5-7 0
8-9 1
10-14 4
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 4
20-24 35
25-29 23
30-44 38
45-59 14
60-64 8
65-74 16
75-84 13
85-89 12
90+ 7
Total 181

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IP2 8WQ 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 85
Married 30
Divorced 24
Separated 8
Widowed 22
Same Sex 1
Total 170

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.

However, this area of the Alexandra ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (69%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 79
Good 45
Fair 41
Bad 12
Very Bad 4
Total 181

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) 47
Apprenticeship 3
2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 15
1-4 GCSEs 13
No GCSEs 51
Other 17
Total 170

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 85% 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 154
Mixed Ethnicity 15
Indian 5
Other Asian 1
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 1
Total 181

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 132
Wales 2
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 19
Other 15
Total 181

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 8WQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 115
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 17
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 39

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 102
No Religion 56
Buddhist 2
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 14
Total 181

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Alexandra ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 53% 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 73
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 11
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 3
Total 138

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 4
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 95

Ipswich, IP2 8WQ is within the Ipswich Central policing neighbourhood, under the Suffolk 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 IP2 8WQ
Neighbourhood Team Address Ipswich Central
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 IP2 8WQ. 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 8WQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to Ipswich, IP2 8WQ. The nearest railway station is Ipswich, approximately 330 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ipswich 330 yards
Derby Road (Ipswich) 1.5 miles
Westerfield 2.1 miles
Woodbridge 7.7 miles
Wrabness 7.9 miles
Needham Market 7.9 miles
Mistley 8 miles
Manningtree 8.4 miles
Harwich International 8.6 miles
Melton (Suffolk) 8.9 miles
Trimley 9.1 miles
Harwich Town 9.6 miles
Dovercourt 9.7 miles
Felixstowe 11 miles
Stowmarket 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Ipswich, IP2 8WQ. The nearest is St Matthew's Church of England Primary School, Ipswich, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Matthew's Church of England Primary School, Ipswich 720 yards  
Hillside Primary School 850 yards
    
Ranelagh Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Mark's Catholic Primary School, Ipswich 0.7 miles
    
St Margaret's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Ipswich 0.7 miles
    
Halifax Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Handford Hall Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Helen's Primary School 0.9 miles
    
The Willows Primary School 1.1 miles
    
The Oaks Primary School 1.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Ipswich, IP2 8WQ. The nearest is Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy 0.7 miles
    
Chantry Academy 0.9 miles
    
Westbourne Academy 1.8 miles
    
Northgate High School 2 miles
    
Copleston High School 2 miles
    
Ormiston Endeavour Academy 2.3 miles
    
Ipswich Academy 2.3 miles
    
St Alban's Catholic High School 2.4 miles
    
Claydon High School 3.9 miles
    
Ipswich High School 4 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ipswich, IP2 8WQ. The nearest is Burlington Primary Care, approximately 780 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 Ipswich, IP2 8WQ. The nearest is The Dental Surgery, approximately 470 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 6 closest hospitals to Ipswich, IP2 8WQ. The nearest is Foxhall House, Ipswich, approximately 2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Foxhall House, Ipswich 2 miles
St Clements Hospital, Ipswich 2 miles
Walker Close, Ipswich 2.1 miles
Ipswich Hospital 2.2 miles
Bluebird Lodge 2.8 miles
Nuffield Health, Ipswich Hospital 3.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Ipswich, IP2 8WQ. The nearest is Wardale, Williams & Partners, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wardale, Williams & Partners 610 yards
Optical Express 670 yards
Boots-Ipswich - Tavern St 830 yards
Specsavers Opticians half a mile
H E Kersey half a mile
Boots-Ipswich - Upper Brook St half a mile
Tesco Opticians Ipswich 0.5 miles
Eyedeal Opticians 0.5 miles
Vision Express 0.6 miles
Armstrong & North Ltd 0.6 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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