Area Information for Melba Way, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 4GT

Melba Way in Birstall is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Birstall Watermead ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Charnwood. This page combines information for the address Melba Way, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 4GT, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of LE4 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 LE4 4GT.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Charnwood
Ward Birstall Watermead
Constituency Charnwood
Region East Midlands
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Melba Way, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 4GT 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 8 property sales in Melba Way 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 Melba Way, Birstall, Leicester 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 23
Semi-Detached 105
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 131
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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 83
Owned with Mortgage 38
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 1
Total 129

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 30
Two People 57
Three People 19
Four People 17
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 129

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 74

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 Charnwood constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Gender
Male 151
Female 149
Total 300

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 7
5-7 7
8-9 7
10-14 15
15 2
16-17 7
18-19 4
20-24 11
25-29 12
30-44 44
45-59 55
60-64 45
65-74 47
75-84 29
85-89 6
90+ 2
Total 300

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode LE4 4GT 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 51
Married 163
Divorced 17
Separated 4
Widowed 27
Same Sex 0
Total 262

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 117
Good 116
Fair 51
Bad 14
Very Bad 2
Total 300

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) 45
Apprenticeship 19
2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 43
1-4 GCSEs 30
No GCSEs 84
Other 12
Total 262

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 280
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 12
Black African 1
Other 1
Total 300

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 283
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 5
Other 10
Total 300

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 LE4 4GT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 255
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 44

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 188
No Religion 83
Buddhist 0
Hindu 7
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 2
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 16
Total 300

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Birstall Watermead ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 28% 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 90
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6
Retired 64
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 2
Total 225

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 33
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 143

Melba Way, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 4GT is within the Birstall policing neighbourhood, under the Leicestershire 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 Melba Way
Neighbourhood Team Address Birstall
Front Enquiry Desk
Charnwood Borough Council
Council Offices
Southfield Road
LE11 2TX
Force Website: http://www.leics.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 Birstall. 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 LE4 4GT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Melba Way, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 4GT. The nearest railway station is Syston, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Syston 1.5 miles
Sileby 3.2 miles
Leicester 3.7 miles
Barrow upon Soar 4.6 miles
South Wigston 7.2 miles
Loughborough (Leics) 7.3 miles
Narborough 8.7 miles
Melton Mowbray 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Melba Way, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 4GT. The nearest is Riverside Community Primary School Birstall, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Riverside Community Primary School Birstall 0.5 miles
    
Highcliffe Primary School and Community Centre 0.9 miles
    
Hallam Fields, Birstall 1 mile  
Church Hill Church of England Junior School 1.1 miles
    
Church Hill Infant School 1.1 miles
    
Bishop Ellis Catholic Primary School, Thurmaston 1.1 miles
    
Eastfield Primary School 1.3 miles
    
Sandfield Close Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Herrick Primary School 1.5 miles
    
Glebelands Primary School 1.5 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Melba Way, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 4GT. The nearest is The Cedars Academy, approximately 490 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Cedars Academy 490 yards
    
The Roundhill Academy 1 mile
    
Rushey Mead Academy 1.6 miles
    
Soar Valley College 1.8 miles
    
Wreake Valley Academy 2.3 miles
    
Babington Academy 2.5 miles
    
Beaumont Leys School 2.8 miles
    
English Martyr's Catholic School, A Voluntary Academy 3 miles  
The Martin High School Anstey 3.2 miles
    
Hamilton Academy 3.5 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Melba Way, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 4GT. The nearest is Birstall Medical Centre, approximately 0.6 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 Melba Way, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 4GT. The nearest is Birstall Dental Practice, approximately 0.6 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 6 closest hospitals to Melba Way, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 4GT. The nearest is Nuffield Health, Leicester Hospital, approximately 3.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Melba Way, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 4GT. The nearest is Opticare Opticians, approximately 0.5 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 LE4 4GT

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 53.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 150Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%
 

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