Area Information for Willow Way, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7SF

Willow Way 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 Willow Way, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7SF, 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 Willow Way, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7SF 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 59
Semi-Detached 39
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 51
Total 155
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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 78
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 16
Rent Free 0
Total 149

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 32
Two People 73
Three People 22
Four People 12
Five People 7
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 149

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 25
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 39
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 89

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 Bury St Edmunds constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Gender
Male 173
Female 172
Total 345

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 24
5-7 11
8-9 5
10-14 12
15 1
16-17 8
18-19 5
20-24 17
25-29 15
30-44 47
45-59 71
60-64 37
65-74 60
75-84 25
85-89 5
90+ 2
Total 345

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of IP7 7SF there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 61% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.

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 36
Married 212
Divorced 16
Separated 5
Widowed 23
Same Sex 0
Total 292

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.

Health
Very Good 162
Good 103
Fair 63
Bad 14
Very Bad 3
Total 345

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) 68
Apprenticeship 17
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 50
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 74
Other 21
Total 292

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% 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 321
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 1
Other Asian 2
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 345

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 306
Wales 2
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 7
Other 25
Total 345

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 7SF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 278
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 48

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.

Religion
Christian 245
No Religion 69
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 1
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 25
Total 345

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Battisford & Ringshall ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 30% 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 88
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 79
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 1
Total 260

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 3
Manufacturing 9
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 30
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 144

Willow Way, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7SF 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 7SF.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 2 crimes committed near Willow Way
Neighbourhood Team Address Stowmarket
Force Website: https://www.suffolk.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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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 7SF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 9 closest railway stations to Willow Way, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7SF. The nearest railway station is Needham Market, approximately 4.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Needham Market 4.2 miles
Stowmarket 4.9 miles
Elmswell 8.4 miles
Westerfield 8.7 miles
Ipswich 8.8 miles
Derby Road (Ipswich) 11 miles
Thurston 12 miles
Sudbury (Suffolk) 12 miles
Manningtree 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Willow Way, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7SF. The nearest is Ringshall School, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Willow Way, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7SF. The nearest is Stowmarket High School, approximately 4.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stowmarket High School 4.9 miles
    
Hadleigh High School 5.5 miles
    
Stowupland High School 5.8 miles
    
Claydon High School 6.2 miles
    
Westbourne Academy 7.2 miles
    
Ormiston Endeavour Academy 7.5 miles
    
Chantry Academy 8.5 miles
    
Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy 9.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Willow Way, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7SF. The nearest is Bildeston Health Centre, approximately 2.9 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 Willow Way, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7SF. The nearest is Needham Market Dental Practice, approximately 4.1 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 Willow Way, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7SF. 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 Willow Way, Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, IP7 7SF. The nearest is Needham Market Opticians, approximately 4.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Needham Market Opticians 4.1 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 5.4 miles
ASDA Opticians 6.6 miles
Eyecare Opticians 7.8 miles
R H Jeffery & Associates 8.4 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 7SF

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 8 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 44.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 71.5Mbps
Average Upload Speed 9.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 16.3Mbps
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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