Area Information for Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JS

Fore Street 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 Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JS, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for IP4 1JS.

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 Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JS:

Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JW
Orwell Place, Ipswich, IP4 1BB
Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BS
Blackfriars Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DY
Orwell Place, Ipswich, IP4 1BD
Eagle Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JB

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 Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JS 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 21 property sales in Fore Street 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 Fore 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 5
Semi-Detached 6
Terraced 19
Flat (Purpose-Built) 95
Flat (Converted) 43
Residence in Commercial Building 37
Total 205
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Fore Street, Ipswich contains a higher than average level of social housing - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7
Owned with Mortgage 14
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 49
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 96
Rented: Other 8
Rent Free 4
Total 184

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 131
Two People 33
Three People 14
Four People 3
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 184

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 22
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 52
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 44
Total 141

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 54% male.

Male 143
Female 123
Total 266

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 2
8-9 2
10-14 5
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 9
20-24 38
25-29 36
30-44 61
45-59 38
60-64 8
65-74 19
75-84 23
85-89 5
90+ 4
Total 266

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in IP4 1JS is high - 6% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 131
Married 36
Divorced 37
Separated 17
Widowed 21
Same Sex 0
Total 242

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 93
Good 115
Fair 39
Bad 14
Very Bad 5
Total 266

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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) 57
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 52
Other 25
Total 242

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 81% 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 216
Mixed Ethnicity 16
Indian 1
Bangladeshi 12
Other Asian 11
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 1
Total 266

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 210
Wales 2
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 18
Other 27
Total 266

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to IP4 1JS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 177
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 15
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 61

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 116
No Religion 106
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 22
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 20
Total 266

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 92
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 20
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 9
Total 210

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 2
Manufacturing 5
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 129

Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JS 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 April 2021, 231 crimes were reported within half a mile of IP4 1JS.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 231 crimes committed near Fore Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Ipswich Central
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Below are the details of the closest services to IP4 1JS. 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 1JS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JS. The nearest railway station is Ipswich, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ipswich 0.7 miles
Derby Road (Ipswich) 1 mile
Westerfield 1.8 miles
Woodbridge 7.2 miles
Wrabness 8 miles
Needham Market 8.1 miles
Melton (Suffolk) 8.3 miles
Mistley 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 Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JS. The nearest is St Helen's Primary School, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Helen's Primary School 560 yards
St Margaret's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Ipswich 590 yards
St Matthew's Church of England Primary School, Ipswich 0.6 miles
Clifford Road Primary School & Nursery 0.7 miles
Hillside Primary School 0.7 miles
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Ipswich 0.8 miles
Cliff Lane Primary School 0.9 miles
Rose Hill Primary 1 mile
Handford Hall Primary School 1.1 miles
Halifax Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JS. 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 1.2 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 Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JS. The nearest is Dr Solway & Dr Mallick Practice, approximately 340 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 Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JS. The nearest is Foundation Street Dental Care, approximately 210 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 Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JS. The nearest is Foxhall House, Ipswich, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JS. The nearest is H E Kersey, approximately 150 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
H E Kersey 150 yards
Armstrong & North Ltd 300 yards
Eyedeal Opticians 340 yards
Boots-Ipswich - Upper Brook St 370 yards
Specsavers Opticians 410 yards
A J Rawling 480 yards
Optical Express 510 yards
Boots-Ipswich - Tavern St 530 yards
Observatory Opticians 550 yards
Vision Express 580 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 1JS

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 8 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 79.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 158.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 18.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 30Mbps
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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