Area Information for Wadkins Way, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NA

Wadkins Way in Bushby is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Thurnby & Houghton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rutland and Melton. This page combines information for the address Wadkins Way, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of LE7 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 LE7 9NA.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Harborough
Ward Thurnby & Houghton
Constituency Rutland and Melton
Region East Midlands
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 Wadkins Way, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NA:

Goddard Close, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NB
Hartopp Close, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9ND
Devenports Hill, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NF
Bramley Orchard, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9RU
Scrivener Close, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NE
Dalby Avenue, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9RE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about LE7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Wadkins Way, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NA 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 40 property sales in Wadkins 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 Wadkins Way, Bushby, Leicester 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 132
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 144
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 52% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 61
Owned with Mortgage 71
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 137

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 21
Two People 39
Three People 17
Four People 39
Five People 17
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 137

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 58
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 105

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 Rutland and Melton constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 204
Female 212
Total 416

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 11
5-7 12
8-9 14
10-14 42
15 7
16-17 18
18-19 11
20-24 19
25-29 14
30-44 74
45-59 112
60-64 19
65-74 30
75-84 27
85-89 5
90+ 1
Total 416

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode LE7 9NA 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 228
Divorced 14
Separated 3
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 330

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 229
Good 138
Fair 37
Bad 8
Very Bad 4
Total 416

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) 144
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 42
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 58
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 34
Other 13
Total 330

Ethnic Group Embed This

Wadkins Way, Bushby, Leicester can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 60% 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 250
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 130
Pakistani 4
Chinese 9
Other Asian 13
Black African 3
Other 3
Total 416

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 327
Wales 0
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 0
Other 81
Total 416

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 LE7 9NA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 400
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 10

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 186
No Religion 63
Buddhist 0
Hindu 77
Jewish 1
Muslim 7
Sikh 50
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 32
Total 416

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Thurnby & Houghton ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 16% 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 114
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 49
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 40
Retired 38
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 3
Total 297

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 22
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 45
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 29
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 212

Wadkins Way, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NA is within the Harborough North policing neighbourhood, under the Leicestershire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In March 2020, 10 crimes were reported within 1 mile of LE7 9NA.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 10 crimes committed near Wadkins Way
Neighbourhood Team Address Harborough North
15 - 17 Station Road
LE15 6QT
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Below are the details of the closest services to Bushby. 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 LE7 9NA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 9 closest railway stations to Wadkins Way, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NA. The nearest railway station is Leicester, approximately 3.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Leicester 3.8 miles
Syston 4.8 miles
South Wigston 5.4 miles
Sileby 7.6 miles
Narborough 8.3 miles
Barrow-upon-Soar 9.5 miles
Melton Mowbray 11 miles
Market Harborough 12 miles
Loughborough 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wadkins Way, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NA. The nearest is Thurnby, St Luke's Church of England Primary School, approximately 820 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Thurnby, St Luke's Church of England Primary School 820 yards
Fernvale Primary School half a mile
Willowbrook Mead Primary Academy 0.8 miles
Thurnby Mead Primary Academy 1.2 miles
Scraptoft Valley Primary School 1.4 miles
Houghton-on-the-Hill Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles
St Josephs Catholic Academy 1.5 miles
Krishna Avanti Primary School 1.5 miles
Whitehall Primary School 1.6 miles
Kestrel Mead Primary Academy 1.9 miles  

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Wadkins Way, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NA. The nearest is The City of Leicester College, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The City of Leicester College 1.2 miles
St Paul's Catholic School, a Voluntary Academy 1.5 miles
Judgemeadow Community College 1.6 miles
Orchard Mead Academy 1.6 miles
Manor High School 2.3 miles
Crown Hills Community College 2.4 miles
Madani Boys School 2.8 miles
Madani Girls' School 2.8 miles
Leicester High School for Girls 3.1 miles  
Beauchamp College 3.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wadkins Way, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NA. The nearest is Bushby Surgery, approximately 750 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 Wadkins Way, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NA. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Evington, approximately 1.2 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bupa Dental Care, Evington 1.2 miles
Desai, C 1.5 miles
Total Dental Care 1.6 miles
Total Dental Care 1.9 miles
Sian, J S 2.2 miles
Clearly Orthodontics 2.2 miles
Smile Dental Practice 2.4 miles
Smile Zone 2.5 miles
Uppingham Dental Practice LTD 2.6 miles
Olive Tree Dental Practice Limited 2.9 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 8 closest hospitals to Wadkins Way, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NA. The nearest is Nuffield Health, Leicester Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Wadkins Way, Bushby, Leicester, LE7 9NA. The nearest is Mobile Eyecare, approximately 520 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mobile Eyecare 520 yards
Willowbrook Eye Centre 1.1 miles
Evington Eyecare 1.1 miles
Mr R Y Jasat 1.1 miles
The Eye Clinic 1.9 miles
Tesco Opticians 2.1 miles
Uppingham Road Eyecare 2.4 miles
Henry Smith & Hamylton 2.6 miles
Optivision Opticians Limited 2.9 miles
Harvey Optical Services 3 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 LE7 9NA

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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 21 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 31.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 59.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 17Mbps
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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