Area Information for Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LX

Whatfield Road in Elmsett is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the South East Cosford ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South Suffolk. This page combines information for the address Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of IP7 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 Village
Local Authority Babergh
Ward South East Cosford
Constituency South Suffolk
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 Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LX:

Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LU
Chequers Park, Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LY
Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LT
Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LZ
Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LS
Sawyers, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6QH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about IP7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LX 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 Whatfield Road, Elmsett, 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 117
Semi-Detached 30
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 158
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 75
Owned with Mortgage 63
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 156

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 28
Two People 64
Three People 18
Four People 35
Five People 9
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 156

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 38
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 36
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 105

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 South Suffolk constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 193
Female 217
Total 410

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 21
5-7 18
8-9 12
10-14 34
15 8
16-17 13
18-19 7
20-24 9
25-29 18
30-44 72
45-59 85
60-64 39
65-74 57
75-84 14
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 410

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IP7 6LX 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 64
Married 211
Divorced 19
Separated 8
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 317

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 237
Good 136
Fair 29
Bad 7
Very Bad 1
Total 410

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) 118
Apprenticeship 15
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 46
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 49
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 28
No GCSEs or Equivalent 48
Other 13
Total 317

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Whatfield Road, Elmsett, 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 97% 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 396
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other 7
Total 410

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 364
Wales 9
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 8
Other 22
Total 410

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 IP7 6LX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 353
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 2
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 40

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 295
No Religion 95
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 410

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the South East Cosford ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 24% 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 103
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 41
Self Employed 34
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 26
Retired 72
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 10
Total 300

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
Manufacturing 16
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 24
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 188

Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LX is within the Hadleigh policing neighbourhood, under the Suffolk Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Elmsett. 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 IP7 6LX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LX. The nearest railway station is Needham Market, approximately 5.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Needham Market 5.7 miles
Ipswich 6.8 miles
Westerfield 7.4 miles
Stowmarket 7.6 miles
Derby Road (Ipswich) 8.3 miles
Manningtree 9.3 miles
Mistley 11 miles
Sudbury (Suffolk) 12 miles
Elmswell 12 miles
Bures 13 miles
Wrabness 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LX. The nearest is Elmsett Church of England VC Primary School, approximately 700 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 9 closest secondary schools to Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LX. The nearest is Hadleigh High School, approximately 2.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hadleigh High School 2.8 miles
Westbourne Academy 5.5 miles
Claydon High School 5.5 miles
Ormiston Endeavour Academy 6.2 miles
Chantry Academy 6.3 miles
Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy 7.1 miles
Northgate High School 8 miles
Ipswich Academy 8.9 miles
Holbrook Academy 9.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LX. The nearest is The Village Hall, Somersham, approximately 2.5 miles 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 Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LX. The nearest is mydentist, Meadows Way, Hadleigh, approximately 2.9 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 2 closest hospitals to Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LX. The nearest is Foxhall House, Ipswich, approximately 8.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Foxhall House, Ipswich 8.7 miles
St Clements Hospital, Ipswich 8.7 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Ipswich, IP7 6LX. The nearest is D J Dunstone, approximately 3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
D J Dunstone 3 miles
Contemporary Vision 3 miles
ASDA Opticians 5.2 miles
Needham Market Opticians 5.8 miles
Eyecare Opticians 6.1 miles
Tesco Opticians Ipswich 6.6 miles
R H Jeffery & Associates 6.6 miles
Kite Opticians 6.8 miles
Wardale, Williams & Partners 7 miles
Optical Express 7 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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