Area Information for The Croft, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QG

The Croft in Caton is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Lower Lune Valley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Lancaster and Fleetwood. This page combines information for the address The Croft, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QG, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of LA2 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 LA2 9QG.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Lancaster
Ward Lower Lune Valley
Constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood
Region North West
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 The Croft, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QG:

Farriers Yard, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9RW
Greenfields, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QY
Lancaster Road, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QJ
Hall Drive, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QE
Copy Lane, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QZ
Hall Drive, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about LA2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about The Croft, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QG 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 14 property sales in The Croft 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 The Croft, Caton, Lancaster consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 18
Semi-Detached 105
Terraced 22
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 149
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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 67
Owned with Mortgage 49
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 0
Total 141

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 44
Two People 53
Three People 25
Four People 11
Five People 7
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 141

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 37
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 99

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 Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 46% male.

Gender
Male 142
Female 169
Total 311

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 10
5-7 7
8-9 4
10-14 14
15 5
16-17 15
18-19 6
20-24 12
25-29 13
30-44 51
45-59 88
60-64 24
65-74 34
75-84 24
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 311

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode LA2 9QG 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 69
Married 149
Divorced 25
Separated 6
Widowed 22
Same Sex 0
Total 271

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 141
Good 121
Fair 35
Bad 14
Very Bad 0
Total 311

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) 97
Apprenticeship 8
2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs 25
No GCSEs 52
Other 8
Total 271

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (The Croft, Caton, Lancaster) 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 99% 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 309
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Other Asian 1
Total 311

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 287
Wales 2
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 2
Other 6
Total 311

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 LA2 9QG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 254
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 53

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 206
No Religion 79
Buddhist 4
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 22
Total 311

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Lower Lune Valley ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 91
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 43
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 41
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 8
Total 243

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 14
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 8
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 33
HealthInc. Social Work 28
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 171

The Croft, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QG is within the Lower Lune Valley and Caton policing neighbourhood, under the Lancashire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near The Croft
Neighbourhood Team Address Lower Lune Valley and Caton
Thurnham Street
Lancaster
Force Website: http://lancashire.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 Caton. 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 LA2 9QG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to The Croft, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QG. The nearest railway station is Lancaster, approximately 4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lancaster 4 miles
Carnforth 4.3 miles
Bare Lane 4.7 miles
Morecambe 6.1 miles
Wennington 6.3 miles
Silverdale 7.4 miles
Heysham Port 8.4 miles
Bentham 8.9 miles
Arnside 9.9 miles
Kents Bank 11 miles
Grange-over-Sands 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Croft, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QG. The nearest is Caton Community Primary School, approximately 650 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 9 closest secondary schools to The Croft, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QG. The nearest is Central Lancaster High School, approximately 3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Central Lancaster High School 3 miles
    
Chadwick High School 3.4 miles
    
Lancaster Royal Grammar School 3.5 miles
    
Our Lady's Catholic College 3.6 miles
    
Carnforth High School 3.9 miles
    
Lancaster Girls' Grammar School 4 miles
    
Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy 4.2 miles
    
Morecambe Bay Academy 5.3 miles  
Bay Leadership Academy 6.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Croft, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QG. The nearest is Caton Health Centre, part of Dr S C Wetherall and Partners, approximately 250 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 The Croft, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QG. The nearest is Brock Street Dental Practice, approximately 3.7 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 3 closest hospitals to The Croft, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QG. The nearest is BMI The Lancaster Hospital, approximately 3.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
BMI The Lancaster Hospital 3.8 miles
Royal Lancaster Infirmary 3.9 miles
Queen Victoria Hospital 5.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to The Croft, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QG. The nearest is Direkt Optik International, approximately 3.7 miles away.

* 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 LA2 9QG

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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 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 20.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 43.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 9Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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