Area Information for Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DY

Blackfriars Court 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 Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of IP4 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.

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 Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DY:

Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BS
Lower Orwell Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BU
Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JS
Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BE
Orwell Place, Ipswich, IP4 1BB
Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JU

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about IP4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DY 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 Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, 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 1
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 15
Flat (Purpose-Built) 56
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 91
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich contains a higher than average level of social housing - 33% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5
Owned with Mortgage 10
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 24
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 39
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 85

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 29
Two People 35
Three People 14
Four People 7
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 85

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 16
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 25
Total 82

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 50% male.

Male 85
Female 84
Total 169

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 9
5-7 8
8-9 0
10-14 4
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 2
20-24 33
25-29 28
30-44 55
45-59 22
60-64 3
65-74 3
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 169

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of IP4 1DY there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 52% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 88
Married 36
Divorced 17
Separated 5
Widowed 2
Same Sex 0
Total 148

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.

Very Good 91
Good 57
Fair 11
Bad 5
Very Bad 5
Total 169

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) 38
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 22
No GCSEs or Equivalent 17
Other 11
Total 148

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 88% 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 149
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 4
Other Asian 5
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 169

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 135
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 21
Other 10
Total 169

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 IP4 1DY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 114
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 20
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 28

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.

Christian 71
No Religion 81
Buddhist 1
Hindu 2
Jewish 2
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 11
Total 169

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Alexandra ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 55% 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 82
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 11
Self Employed 4
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 6
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 3
Total 148

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 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 17
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 101

Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DY 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. In March 2021, 195 crimes were reported within half a mile of IP4 1DY.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 195 crimes committed near Blackfriars Court
Neighbourhood Team Address Ipswich Central
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Below are the details of the closest services to IP4 1DY. 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 IP4 1DY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DY. The nearest railway station is Ipswich, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ipswich 0.7 miles
Derby Road (Ipswich) 1.1 miles
Westerfield 1.8 miles
Woodbridge 7.2 miles
Wrabness 8 miles
Needham Market 8.1 miles
Mistley 8.4 miles
Melton (Suffolk) 8.4 miles
Harwich International 8.5 miles
Trimley 8.7 miles
Manningtree 8.8 miles
Harwich Town 9.4 miles
Dovercourt 9.6 miles
Felixstowe 11 miles
Stowmarket 12 miles
Wickham Market 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DY. The nearest is St Helen's Primary School, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Helen's Primary School 620 yards
St Margaret's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Ipswich 630 yards
St Matthew's Church of England Primary School, Ipswich 0.6 miles
Hillside Primary School 0.7 miles
Clifford Road Primary School & Nursery 0.7 miles
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Ipswich 0.8 miles
Cliff Lane Primary School 0.9 miles
Handford Hall Primary School 1.1 miles
Rose Hill Primary 1.1 miles
Halifax Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DY. The nearest is Westbridge Academy, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westbridge Academy 0.8 miles
Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy 0.9 miles
Parkside Academy 1.3 miles
St Joseph's College 1.3 miles  
Chantry Academy 1.4 miles
Copleston High School 1.5 miles
Northgate High School 1.5 miles
First Base Ipswich Academy 1.5 miles
Alderwood Academy 1.6 miles
St Christopher's Academy 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DY. The nearest is Dr Solway & Dr Mallick Practice, approximately 400 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 Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DY. The nearest is Foundation Street Dental Care, approximately 150 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 10 closest hospitals to Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DY. The nearest is Foxhall House, Ipswich, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DY. The nearest is H E Kersey, approximately 130 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
H E Kersey 130 yards
Armstrong & North Ltd 320 yards
Eyedeal Opticians 350 yards
Boots-Ipswich - Upper Brook St 370 yards
Specsavers Opticians 400 yards
Optical Express 480 yards
A J Rawling 490 yards
Observatory Opticians 520 yards
Boots-Ipswich - Tavern St 520 yards
Vision Express 600 yards

* 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 IP4 1DY

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 26 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 134.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 345Mbps
Average Upload Speed 15.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 34Mbps
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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