Area Information for Ipswich, IP5 7TE

This postcode in Ipswich is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Martlesham & Purdis Farm ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Suffolk Coastal. This page combines information for the address Ipswich, IP5 7TE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of IP5 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 1997. 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 Urban
Local Authority East Suffolk
Ward Martlesham & Purdis Farm
Constituency Suffolk Coastal
Region Eastern
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Ipswich, IP5 7TE 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 Ipswich 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 87
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 28
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 121
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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 68
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rent Free 2
Total 117

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 31
Two People 45
Three People 15
Four People 16
Five People 8
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 117

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 42
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 81

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 Suffolk Coastal constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Male 128
Female 155
Total 283

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 5
8-9 3
10-14 19
15 1
16-17 8
18-19 6
20-24 14
25-29 17
30-44 39
45-59 74
60-64 28
65-74 27
75-84 18
85-89 9
90+ 2
Total 283

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IP5 7TE 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 51
Married 159
Divorced 13
Separated 3
Widowed 16
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 156
Good 92
Fair 26
Bad 9
Very Bad 0
Total 283

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 100
Apprenticeship 14
2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs 24
No GCSEs 26
Other 7
Total 242

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Ipswich) 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 96% 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 273
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 5
Other Asian 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 283

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 254
Wales 3
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 4
Other 10
Total 283

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 IP5 7TE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 262
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 16

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 178
No Religion 68
Buddhist 2
Hindu 5
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 30
Total 283

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Martlesham & Purdis Farm ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% 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 87
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 43
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 4
Total 213

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 5
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 19
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 143

Ipswich, IP5 7TE is within the Woodbridge policing neighbourhood, under the Suffolk Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 4 crimes were reported within half a mile of IP5 7TE.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 4 crimes committed near IP5 7TE
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Below are the details of the closest services to IP5 7TE. 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 IP5 7TE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to Ipswich, IP5 7TE. The nearest railway station is Woodbridge, approximately 3.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Woodbridge 3.2 miles
Derby Road (Ipswich) 3.8 miles
Melton (Suffolk) 4.5 miles
Westerfield 4.9 miles
Ipswich 5.4 miles
Trimley 5.7 miles
Felixstowe 6.9 miles
Harwich International 7.4 miles
Harwich Town 7.6 miles
Dovercourt 8 miles
Wickham Market 8.6 miles
Wrabness 9 miles
Mistley 12 miles
Needham Market 12 miles
Manningtree 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Ipswich, IP5 7TE. The nearest is Birchwood Primary School, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Birchwood Primary School 780 yards
Gorseland Primary School 0.7 miles
Martlesham Primary Academy 1.2 miles
Cedarwood Primary School 1.3 miles
Bucklesham Primary School 1.7 miles
Heath Primary School, Kesgrave 1.8 miles
Waldringfield Primary School 2.1 miles
Bealings School 2.3 miles
Broke Hall Community Primary School 2.7 miles
Kyson Primary School 2.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Ipswich, IP5 7TE. The nearest is Kesgrave High School, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kesgrave High School 1.5 miles
St Alban's Catholic High School 3.1 miles
Copleston High School 3.3 miles
Farlingaye High School 3.5 miles
Ipswich Academy 4 miles
Northgate High School 4.1 miles
Ipswich High School 4.8 miles  
Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy 5.3 miles
Ormiston Endeavour Academy 6.1 miles
Chantry Academy 6.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ipswich, IP5 7TE. The nearest is Martlesham Heath Surgery, approximately half a mile 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 Ipswich, IP5 7TE. The nearest is The Dental Surgery, approximately half a mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 7 closest hospitals to Ipswich, IP5 7TE. The nearest is Nuffield Health, Ipswich Hospital, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Nuffield Health, Ipswich Hospital 1.9 miles
Ipswich Hospital 3.1 miles
Walker Close, Ipswich 3.2 miles
Foxhall House, Ipswich 3.4 miles
St Clements Hospital, Ipswich 3.4 miles
Bluebird Lodge 3.6 miles
Felixstowe Hospital 7.2 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Ipswich, IP5 7TE. The nearest is Steven Dewberry Opticians, approximately 3.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Steven Dewberry Opticians 3.2 miles
Burrows & Sunaway 3.3 miles
Eyepractice Limited 3.4 miles
Primesight Opticians 3.9 miles
Armstrong & North Ltd 4.8 miles
H E Kersey 4.9 miles
Eyedeal Opticians 4.9 miles
A J Rawling 4.9 miles
Boots-Ipswich - Upper Brook St 4.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 4.9 miles

* 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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