Area Information for Bury St Edmunds, IP31 2GA

This postcode in Bury St Edmunds is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Ixworth ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of West Suffolk. This page combines information for the address Bury St Edmunds, IP31 2GA, 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 July 2003. 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 Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority West Suffolk
Ward Ixworth
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 2GA 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 22
Semi-Detached 55
Terraced 39
Flat (Purpose-Built) 15
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 133
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Bury St Edmunds contains a higher than average level of social housing - 58% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12
Owned with Mortgage 21
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 26
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 49
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 5
Total 130

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 34
Two People 47
Three People 23
Four People 16
Five People 10
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 130

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 85

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 43% male.

Gender
Male 157
Female 208
Total 365

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 20
5-7 12
8-9 9
10-14 23
15 3
16-17 11
18-19 7
20-24 21
25-29 25
30-44 51
45-59 54
60-64 15
65-74 28
75-84 41
85-89 21
90+ 24
Total 365

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of IP31 2GA the number widowed residents is high - 16% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 75
Married 114
Divorced 38
Separated 9
Widowed 60
Same Sex 2
Total 298

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 Ixworth ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (66%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 127
Good 115
Fair 79
Bad 31
Very Bad 13
Total 365

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

IP31 2GA and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 42% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into 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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 43
Apprenticeship 14
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 126
Other 11
Total 298

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 98% 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 357
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 2
Total 365

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 343
Wales 0
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 10
Other 6
Total 365

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 2GA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 197
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 158

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 236
No Religion 100
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 28
Total 365

Economic Activity Embed This

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 81
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 8
Total 212

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 1
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 14
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 140

Bury St Edmunds, IP31 2GA 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 August 2020, 14 crimes were reported within half a mile of IP31 2GA.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 14 crimes committed near IP31 2GA
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 IP31 2GA. 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 2GA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 6 closest railway stations to Bury St Edmunds, IP31 2GA. The nearest railway station is Thurston, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Thurston 3.7 miles
Elmswell 5.6 miles
Bury St Edmunds 6 miles
Thetford 8.9 miles
Stowmarket 11 miles
Harling Road 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bury St Edmunds, IP31 2GA. The nearest is Ixworth Church of England Primary School, approximately 550 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest secondary schools to Bury St Edmunds, IP31 2GA. The nearest is Set Ixworth School, approximately 670 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Set Ixworth School 670 yards
    
Thurston Community College 3.4 miles
    
Sybil Andrews Academy 5 miles
    
St Benedict's Catholic School 6.3 miles
    
Bury St Edmunds County Upper School 6.3 miles
    
King Edward VI Church of England Voluntary Controlled Upper School 6.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bury St Edmunds, IP31 2GA. The nearest is Ixworth Surgery, approximately 230 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ixworth Surgery 230 yards
Stanton Health Centre 2.7 miles
Stanton Surgery 2.7 miles
The Chase, Stanton 2.7 miles
Mount Farm Surgery 5.4 miles
Swan Surgery 6.1 miles
Woolpit Health Centre 6.1 miles
The Guildhall and Barrow Surgery 6.3 miles
Angel Hill Surgery 6.3 miles
Victoria Surgery 6.6 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 9 closest dentists to Bury St Edmunds, IP31 2GA. The nearest is Saxon House Dental Practice, approximately 5.4 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 2GA. The nearest is BMI Bury St Edmunds Hospital, approximately 6.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
BMI Bury St Edmunds Hospital 6.4 miles
Phoenix Day Hospital 6.7 miles
Hospital Road 7 miles
Bowel Cancer Screening - West Suffolk 7.1 miles
West Suffolk Hospital 7.1 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 8 closest opticians to Bury St Edmunds, IP31 2GA. The nearest is Boots-Bury St Edmunds - Brentgovel St, approximately 6.3 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.