Area Information for Parkway Road, Luton, LU1 3JW

Parkway Road in Luton is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Luton South. This page combines information for the address Parkway Road, Luton, LU1 3JW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of LU1 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 Urban
Local Authority Luton
Ward South
Constituency Luton South
Region Eastern
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 Parkway Road, Luton, LU1 3JW:

Gipsy Lane, Luton, LU1 3JH
Lower Harpendon Road, Luton, LU1 3PL
Windmill Road, Luton, LU1 3XW
Osborne Road, Luton, LU1 3YT
Kimpton Road, Luton, LU1 3LD
Park Street, Luton, LU1 3HH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about LU1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Parkway Road, Luton, LU1 3JW 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 7
Semi-Detached 59
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 51
Flat (Converted) 5
Total 128
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Parkway Road, Luton contains a higher than average level of social housing - 31% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 31
Owned with Mortgage 19
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 39
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 35
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 127

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 56
Two People 29
Three People 11
Four People 20
Five People 9
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 10
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 80

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around LU1 3JW however is predominantly male (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 164
Female 120
Total 284

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 15
5-7 10
8-9 5
10-14 12
15 1
16-17 7
18-19 3
20-24 45
25-29 25
30-44 46
45-59 41
60-64 12
65-74 36
75-84 20
85-89 3
90+ 3
Total 284

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode LU1 3JW 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 116
Married 80
Divorced 19
Separated 9
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 241

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 115
Good 112
Fair 36
Bad 15
Very Bad 6
Total 284

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) 49
Apprenticeship 16
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 23
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 71
Other 25
Total 241

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 79% 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 223
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 12
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 15
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 7
Total 284

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Parkway Road, Luton), 60% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 169
Wales 2
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 23
European Union 41
Other 39
Total 284

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 LU1 3JW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 152
Republic of Ireland 21
Europe (including European Union) 40
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 17
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
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.

Christian 180
No Religion 63
Buddhist 2
Hindu 13
Jewish 0
Muslim 15
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 11
Total 284

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the South ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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) 24
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 41
Retired 34
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 4
Total 215

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
Manufacturing 14
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 132

Parkway Road, Luton, LU1 3JW is within the Luton South & East policing neighbourhood, under the Bedfordshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In March 2020, 60 crimes were reported within half a mile of LU1 3JW.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 60 crimes committed near Parkway Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to LU1 3JW. 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 LU1 3JW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Parkway Road, Luton, LU1 3JW. The nearest railway station is Luton Airport Parkway, approximately 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Luton Airport Parkway 50 yards
Luton 1 mile
Leagrave 3.5 miles
Harpenden 4.4 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 7.5 miles
Hitchin 7.9 miles
Stevenage 8.3 miles
Knebworth 8.9 miles
St Albans City 8.9 miles
St Albans Abbey 9.1 miles
Welwyn North 9.3 miles
Welwyn Garden City 9.6 miles
Hemel Hempstead 9.9 miles
Flitwick 11 miles
Apsley 11 miles
Letchworth Garden City 11 miles
Berkhamsted 11 miles
Park Street 11 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 11 miles
Tring 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Parkway Road, Luton, LU1 3JW. The nearest is The Linden Academy, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Linden Academy 560 yards
Surrey Street Primary School 0.6 miles
Crawley Green Infant School 0.7 miles
Wenlock CofE Junior School 0.7 miles
Oakwood Primary School 0.9 miles  
Tennyson Road Primary School 0.9 miles
St Matthew's Primary School 1.1 miles
Hillborough Infant School 1.2 miles
Hillborough Junior School 1.2 miles
Ramridge Primary School 1.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Parkway Road, Luton, LU1 3JW. The nearest is Chiltern Academy, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Chiltern Academy 1 mile  
Ashcroft High School 1.4 miles
Bury Park Educational Institute (Al - Hikmah Secondary School) 1.5 miles  
The Stockwood Park Academy 1.7 miles
Denbigh High School 1.8 miles
Stopsley High School 2.1 miles
Putteridge High School 2.4 miles
Icknield High School 2.8 miles
Challney High School for Boys 3.4 miles
Challney High School for Girls 3.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Parkway Road, Luton, LU1 3JW. The nearest is Castle Street Surgery, approximately 0.9 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 Parkway Road, Luton, LU1 3JW. The nearest is Vogue Dental Care, approximately 1 mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Parkway Road, Luton, LU1 3JW. The nearest is Spire Harpenden Hospital, approximately 3.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Parkway Road, Luton, LU1 3JW. The nearest is Luton Optical Centre, approximately 0.8 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.