Area Information for Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1QE

This postcode in Bury St Edmunds is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Bardwell ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of West Suffolk. This page combines information for the address Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1QE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of IP31 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 June 1999. 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 Village
Local Authority West Suffolk
Ward Bardwell
Constituency West Suffolk
Region Eastern
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1QE 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 56
Semi-Detached 61
Terraced 23
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 142
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 51
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 19
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 4
Total 135

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 39
Two People 49
Three People 19
Four People 18
Five People 8
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 135

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 18
C2 - Skilled manual workers 32
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 14
Total 83

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 158
Female 165
Total 323

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 9
8-9 6
10-14 27
15 3
16-17 13
18-19 4
20-24 12
25-29 13
30-44 50
45-59 73
60-64 25
65-74 32
75-84 24
85-89 8
90+ 9
Total 323

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IP31 1QE 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 63
Married 151
Divorced 23
Separated 2
Widowed 22
Same Sex 2
Total 263

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 150
Good 130
Fair 29
Bad 10
Very Bad 4
Total 323

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) 61
Apprenticeship 14
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 67
Other 7
Total 263

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Bury St Edmunds) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 100% 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 322
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Total 323

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 298
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 9
Other 3
Total 323

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 IP31 1QE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 237
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 73

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 216
No Religion 82
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 24
Total 323

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bardwell ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 80
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 30
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 40
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 1
Total 222

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 9
Manufacturing 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 24
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 146

Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1QE 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near IP31 1QE
Neighbourhood Team Address Bury St Edmunds
Force Website: https://www.suffolk.police.uk

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Below are the details of the closest services to IP31 1QE. 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 IP31 1QE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1QE. The nearest railway station is Thurston, approximately 5.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Thurston 5.4 miles
Bury St Edmunds 6.4 miles
Thetford 6.8 miles
Elmswell 7.7 miles
Harling Road 9.7 miles
Brandon 12 miles
Eccles Road 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1QE. The nearest is Honington Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1QE. The nearest is Set Ixworth School, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Set Ixworth School 2.4 miles
    
Thurston Community College 5.1 miles
    
Sybil Andrews Academy 6.1 miles
    
St Benedict's Catholic School 6.5 miles
    
Bury St Edmunds County Upper School 6.6 miles
    
King Edward VI Church of England Voluntary Controlled Upper School 6.8 miles
    
The Thetford Academy 7.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1QE. The nearest is Ixworth Surgery, approximately 2.1 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ixworth Surgery 2.1 miles
Stanton Health Centre 3.3 miles
Stanton Surgery 3.3 miles
The Chase, Stanton 3.3 miles
School Lane PMS Practice 6.3 miles
School Lane Surgery 6.3 miles
Mount Farm Surgery 6.3 miles
Grove Surgery 6.4 miles
Swan Surgery 6.6 miles
Thetford Health Living Centre 6.8 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1QE. The nearest is mydentist, Townsend House, Thetford, approximately 6.2 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 Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1QE. The nearest is BMI Bury St Edmunds Hospital, approximately 7.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
BMI Bury St Edmunds Hospital 7.1 miles
Phoenix Day Hospital 7.3 miles
Hospital Road 7.5 miles
Bowel Cancer Screening - West Suffolk 7.8 miles
West Suffolk Hospital 7.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1QE. The nearest is Scotts Opticians, approximately 6.2 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.