Area Information for Roman Road, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7RW

Roman Road in Wattisham Airfield is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Battisford & Ringshall ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bury St Edmunds. This page combines information for the address Roman Road, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7RW, 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 Mid Suffolk
Ward Battisford & Ringshall
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 Roman Road, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7RW 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 Roman Road, Wattisham Airfield, 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 51
Semi-Detached 38
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 91
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Roman Road, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 90% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1
Owned with Mortgage 2
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rented: Other 71
Rent Free 0
Total 81

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 4
Two People 19
Three People 25
Four People 26
Five People 5
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 81

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 39
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1
Total 81

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around IP7 7RW however is predominantly male (84%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 837
Female 162
Total 999

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Battisford & Ringshall ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 50
5-7 22
8-9 14
10-14 9
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 52
20-24 369
25-29 230
30-44 236
45-59 13
60-64 0
65-74 0
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 999

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of IP7 7RW there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 66% 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 659
Married 182
Divorced 19
Separated 43
Widowed 0
Same Sex 0
Total 903

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 97% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 753
Good 220
Fair 23
Bad 3
Very Bad 0
Total 999

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) 165
Apprenticeship 38
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 206
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 261
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 170
No GCSEs or Equivalent 23
Other 40
Total 903

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 91% 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 906
Mixed Ethnicity 26
Indian 6
Chinese 1
Other Asian 4
Black African 29
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 8
Total 999

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 718
Wales 55
Scotland 48
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 49
Other 124
Total 999

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 7RW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 878
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 31
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 32
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 19
None 42

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 463
No Religion 203
Buddhist 3
Hindu 1
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 2
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 326
Total 999

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Battisford & Ringshall ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 92% 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 830
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 22
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 0
Looking After Home or Family 28
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 2
Total 903

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 7
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 6
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 791
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 19
Total 862

Roman Road, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7RW is within the Stowmarket policing neighbourhood, under the Suffolk Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2019, 2 crimes were reported within half a mile of IP7 7RW.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 2 crimes committed near Roman Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Stowmarket
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Below are the details of the closest services to Wattisham Airfield. 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 7RW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Roman Road, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7RW. The nearest railway station is Needham Market, approximately 4.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Needham Market 4.4 miles
Stowmarket 4.9 miles
Elmswell 8.3 miles
Westerfield 9 miles
Ipswich 9.1 miles
Derby Road (Ipswich) 11 miles
Thurston 12 miles
Sudbury (Suffolk) 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Roman Road, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7RW. The nearest is Ringshall School, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Roman Road, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7RW. The nearest is Stowmarket High School, approximately 4.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stowmarket High School 4.8 miles
Hadleigh High School 5.5 miles
Stowupland High School 5.9 miles
Claydon High School 6.5 miles
Westbourne Academy 7.4 miles
Ormiston Endeavour Academy 7.8 miles
Chantry Academy 8.8 miles
Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy 9.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Roman Road, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7RW. The nearest is Bildeston Health Centre, approximately 2.6 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 Roman Road, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7RW. The nearest is Needham Market Dental Practice, approximately 4.3 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 1 closest hospitals to Roman Road, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7RW. The nearest is Violet Hill Day Hospital, approximately 4.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Violet Hill Day Hospital 4.9 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Roman Road, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7RW. The nearest is Needham Market Opticians, approximately 4.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Needham Market Opticians 4.3 miles
Asda Opticians 4.7 miles
Specsavers 4.7 miles
Peel & Gudgin Opticians 4.8 miles
F G Brown & Associates Ltd 4.8 miles
D J Dunstone 5.4 miles
Contemporary Vision 5.5 miles
ASDA Opticians 6.9 miles
Eyecare Opticians 8.1 miles
R H Jeffery & Associates 8.7 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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Broadband in IP7 7RW

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 2 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 13.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 40Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Superfast 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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