Area Information for Upper Town, Pakenham, Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 2LA

Upper Town in Pakenham is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Pakenham & Troston ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bury St Edmunds. This page combines information for the address Upper Town, Pakenham, Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 2LA, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for IP31 2LA.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority West Suffolk
Ward Pakenham & Troston
Constituency Bury St Edmunds
Region Eastern
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Upper Town, Pakenham, Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 2LA 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 2 property sales in Upper Town 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 Upper Town, Pakenham, 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 106
Semi-Detached 18
Terraced 16
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 141
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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 71
Owned with Mortgage 40
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 4
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 34
Two People 58
Three People 18
Four People 18
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
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 31
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 93

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 Bury St Edmunds constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Gender
Male 149
Female 161
Total 310

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 13
5-7 16
8-9 8
10-14 11
15 3
16-17 6
18-19 5
20-24 10
25-29 6
30-44 56
45-59 67
60-64 37
65-74 44
75-84 25
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 310

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IP31 2LA 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 40
Married 177
Divorced 22
Separated 0
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 259

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 115
Fair 37
Bad 6
Very Bad 2
Total 310

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) 76
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 39
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 35
No GCSEs or Equivalent 45
Other 10
Total 259

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Upper Town, Pakenham, 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 99% 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 307
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Other Asian 1
Total 310

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 288
Wales 3
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 6
Other 6
Total 310

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 2LA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 267
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 36

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 195
No Religion 90
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 25
Total 310

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Pakenham & Troston ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 79
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 45
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 42
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 3
Total 231

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 10
Manufacturing 19
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 164

Upper Town, Pakenham, Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 2LA 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 Upper Town
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 Pakenham. 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 2LA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 5 closest railway stations to Upper Town, Pakenham, Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 2LA. The nearest railway station is Thurston, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Thurston 1.5 miles
Bury St Edmunds 4.5 miles
Elmswell 4.7 miles
Stowmarket 9.6 miles
Thetford 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Upper Town, Pakenham, Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 2LA. The nearest is Thurston Church of England Primary Academy, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Upper Town, Pakenham, Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 2LA. The nearest is Thurston Community College, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Thurston Community College 1.2 miles
    
Set Ixworth School 2.3 miles
    
Sybil Andrews Academy 3.1 miles
    
St Benedict's Catholic School 4.9 miles
    
Bury St Edmunds County Upper School 4.9 miles
    
King Edward VI Church of England Voluntary Controlled Upper School 4.9 miles
    
Stowmarket High School 8.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Upper Town, Pakenham, Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 2LA. The nearest is Ixworth Surgery, approximately 2.3 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ixworth Surgery 2.3 miles
Mount Farm Surgery 3.6 miles
Swan Surgery 4.5 miles
Stanton Health Centre 4.6 miles
Stanton Surgery 4.6 miles
The Chase, Stanton 4.6 miles
The Guildhall and Barrow Surgery 4.7 miles
Angel Hill Surgery 4.7 miles
Woolpit Health Centre 4.8 miles
Victoria Surgery 5.1 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Upper Town, Pakenham, Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 2LA. The nearest is Saxon House Dental Practice, approximately 3.6 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 6 closest hospitals to Upper Town, Pakenham, Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 2LA. The nearest is BMI Bury St Edmunds Hospital, approximately 4.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Upper Town, Pakenham, Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 2LA. The nearest is Peel & Gudgin Opticians, approximately 4.6 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.