Area Information for Painscastle, Builth Wells, Wales, LD2 3JP

This postcode in Painscastle is in Wales. The postcode is within the Glasbury ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Brecon and Radnorshire. This page combines information for the address Painscastle, Builth Wells, Wales, LD2 3JP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of LD2 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 LD2 3JP.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Powys
Ward Glasbury
UK Parliamentary Constituency Brecon and Radnorshire
Country Wales

Nearby Locations

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Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about LD2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Painscastle, Builth Wells, Wales, LD2 3JP 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 3 property sales in LD2 3JP 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 Painscastle, Builth Wells, Wales 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 160
Semi-Detached 12
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 181
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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 100
Owned with Mortgage 39
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 15
Rented: Other 7
Rent Free 2
Total 163

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 46
Two People 69
Three People 21
Four People 20
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 163

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 26
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 32
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 92

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 Brecon and Radnorshire UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 181
Female 188
Total 369

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 19
5-7 7
8-9 4
10-14 21
15 2
16-17 6
18-19 7
20-24 11
25-29 11
30-44 48
45-59 80
60-64 46
65-74 74
75-84 26
85-89 4
90+ 3
Total 369

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode LD2 3JP 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 78
Married 181
Divorced 25
Separated 3
Widowed 26
Same Sex 3
Total 316

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 165
Good 135
Fair 60
Bad 8
Very Bad 1
Total 369

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) 108
Apprenticeship 11
2+ A Levels 40
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs 34
No GCSEs 58
Other 14
Total 316

Welsh Language Embed This

The area around LD2 3JP has a lower than average concentration of Welsh speakers - 8% of the resident population. Across Wales, 18.6% of the population spoke Welsh at the time of the last census.

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 29
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 21
No Welsh Skills 319
Total 369

Ethnic Group Embed This

Painscastle, Builth Wells, Wales 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 exclusively 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 369
Total 369

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Painscastle, Builth Wells, Wales), 32% of the residents were born in Wales, which means that the majority were born outside of Wales.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 72.7% of the resident population of Wales were born in Wales. The other groups were 20.8% English, 0.79% Scottish, 0.27% Northern Irish, 0.39% from the Republic of Ireland, 1.8% from other European Union countries, and 3.25% from outside of Europe.

Country of Birth
England 225
Wales 118
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 7
Other 7
Total 369

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 LD2 3JP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 299
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 63

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 241
No Religion 88
Buddhist 4
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 35
Total 369

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Glasbury ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 24% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 74
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 68
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 75
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 5
Total 283

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 21
Manufacturing 12
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 20
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 182

Painscastle, Builth Wells, Wales, LD2 3JP is within the Hay and Glasbury policing neighbourhood, under the Dyfed-Powys Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near LD2 3JP
Neighbourhood Team Address Hay and Glasbury
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Below are the details of the closest services to Painscastle. 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 LD2 3JP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest railway stations to Painscastle, Builth Wells, Wales, LD2 3JP. The nearest railway station is Builth Road, approximately 11 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Builth Road 11 miles
Cilmeri 12 miles
Llandrindod 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 5 closest primary schools to Painscastle, Builth Wells, Wales, LD2 3JP. The nearest is Clifford Primary School, approximately 5.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Clifford Primary School 5.4 miles
Archdeacon Griffiths C.I.W. Primary School 5.8 miles  
Eardisley CofE Primary School 8.3 miles
Kington Primary School 9.5 miles
Michaelchurch Escley Primary School 11 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to Painscastle, Builth Wells, Wales, LD2 3JP. The nearest is Gwernyfed High School, approximately 5.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Gwernyfed High School 5.5 miles  
Lady Hawkins' School 9.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 2 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Painscastle, Builth Wells, Wales, LD2 3JP. The nearest is Hay And Talgarth Group Practice, approximately 3.9 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hay And Talgarth Group Practice 3.9 miles
Kington Medical Practice 9.6 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 1 closest dentists to Painscastle, Builth Wells, Wales, LD2 3JP. The nearest is Kington Dental Access Centre, approximately 9.9 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kington Dental Access Centre 9.9 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Painscastle, Builth Wells, Wales, LD2 3JP. The nearest is Bronllys Hospital, approximately 7.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bronllys Hospital 7.4 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 2 closest opticians to Painscastle, Builth Wells, Wales, LD2 3JP. The nearest is Scotts Opticians, approximately 9.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Scotts Opticians 9.6 miles
Chris Coates Optometrist 9.7 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.