Area Information for Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EL

Southwood Road in Dunstable is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Dunstable-Manshead ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South West Bedfordshire. This page combines information for the address Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of LU5 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 LU5 4EL.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Central Bedfordshire
Ward Dunstable-Manshead
Constituency South West Bedfordshire
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 Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EL:

Lincoln Close, Dunstable, LU5 4EP
Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EN
Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EE
Suffolk Road, Dunstable, LU5 4ES
Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EW
Morcom Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about LU5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EL 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 45 property sales in Southwood Road 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

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 1
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 47
Flat (Purpose-Built) 55
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 124
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Southwood Road, Dunstable contains a higher than average level of social housing - 54% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 10
Owned with Mortgage 33
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 52
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 104

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 32
Three People 22
Four People 15
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 104

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 18
C2 - Skilled manual workers 27
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 37
Total 87

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 South West Bedfordshire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 120
Female 128
Total 248

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 24
5-7 8
8-9 8
10-14 17
15 3
16-17 6
18-19 5
20-24 22
25-29 14
30-44 51
45-59 56
60-64 9
65-74 9
75-84 13
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 248

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode LU5 4EL 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 78
Divorced 28
Separated 6
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 188

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 108
Good 90
Fair 35
Bad 13
Very Bad 2
Total 248

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) 24
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 15
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 62
Other 7
Total 188

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 227
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Pakistani 1
Chinese 4
Other Asian 1
Black African 9
Other 1
Total 248

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 217
Wales 1
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 9
European Union 3
Other 11
Total 248

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to LU5 4EL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 164
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 74

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 126
No Religion 90
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 30
Total 248

Economic Activity Embed This

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 64
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 4
Total 172

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 14
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 109

Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EL is within the Dunstable & Rural policing neighbourhood, under the Bedfordshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Southwood Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Dunstable & Rural
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Below are the details of the closest services to LU5 4EL. 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 LU5 4EL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EL. The nearest railway station is Leagrave, approximately 2.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Leagrave 2.6 miles
Luton 3.6 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 4.3 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 5.9 miles
Cheddington 7.2 miles
Tring 7.5 miles
Harpenden 7.5 miles
Leighton Buzzard 8.2 miles
Berkhamsted 8.3 miles
Flitwick 8.8 miles
Hemel Hempstead 9.3 miles
Apsley 11 miles
Ridgmont 12 miles
St Albans Abbey 12 miles
Hitchin 12 miles
St Albans City 12 miles
Aspley Guise 12 miles
Lidlington 12 miles
Woburn Sands 12 miles
Kings Langley 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EL. The nearest is St Mary's Catholic Primary School, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Mary's Catholic Primary School 320 yards
St. Augustine's Academy 660 yards
Ardley Hill Academy 0.8 miles
Watling Lower School 1 mile
St Christophers Academy 1.1 miles
Hadrian Academy 1.1 miles
Lark Rise Academy 1.2 miles
The Vale Academy 1.3 miles
Dunstable Icknield Lower School 1.3 miles
Ashton St Peter's VA C of E School 1.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EL. The nearest is Manshead CofE Academy, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Manshead CofE Academy 320 yards
Queensbury Academy 1.3 miles
The Chalk Hills Academy 1.4 miles
Challney High School for Boys 1.8 miles
All Saints Academy Dunstable 1.9 miles
Challney High School for Girls 2 miles
Houghton Regis Academy 2.6 miles
The Academy of Central Bedfordshire 2.6 miles
The Stockwood Park Academy 2.7 miles
Bury Park Educational Institute (Al - Hikmah Secondary School) 3.1 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EL. The nearest is Priory Gardens Surgery, approximately 1.1 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Priory Gardens Surgery 1.1 miles
Kingsbury Court Surgery 1.1 miles
Eastgate Surgery 1.2 miles
Kirby Road Surgery 1.3 miles
West Street Surgery 1.3 miles
Dr Dipak Vidhu Shahs Practice 1.7 miles
Caddington Surgery 1.9 miles
Wheatfield Surgery 1.9 miles
The Oakley Surgery 2.1 miles
Lister House Surgery 2.2 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EL. The nearest is Great Northern Road Dental Clinic, approximately 0.8 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 5 closest hospitals to Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EL. The nearest is L&d Bowel Cancer Screening, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Southwood Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EL. The nearest is Tesco Opticians, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Tesco Opticians 1 mile
Dunstable Eye Centre 1.1 miles
Boots-Dunstable 1.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.2 miles
Allders Opticians 1.3 miles
Grant & Glass Opticians 1.3 miles
Brown & Wenman Opticians 1.3 miles
Brown & White Opticians 2.2 miles
S Robinson 2.7 miles
Kanzaria Opticians 2.7 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.


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Broadband in LU5 4EL

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 54 reported internet connections. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

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Average Download Speed 91.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 345Mbps
Average Upload Speed 9.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 34Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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