Area Information for Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, LU5 5QP
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, LU5 5QP 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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We have found 7 property sales in Parkside Drive 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 Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Dunstable consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Dunstable contains a higher than average level of social housing - 76% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||10|
|Rented: From Council||46|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||38|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||7|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||3|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||17|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||17|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||25|
Gender Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Parkside ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.
Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of LU5 5QP the number widowed residents is high - 16% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.
Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.
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.
However, this area of the Parkside ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (65%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
Parkside Drive and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 50% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.
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)||12|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||9|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||17|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||22|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||76|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||5|
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 LU5 5QP
|Republic of Ireland||3|
|Europe (including European Union)||1|
|Middle East or Asia||0|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||12|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||2|
|Looking After Home or Family||8|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||13|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||3|
|Accommodation and Food||2|
|Information and Communication||1|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||2|
|Public Administration and Defence||1|
|HealthInc. Social Work||8|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||2|
Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, LU5 5QP is within the Houghton Regis and Rural policing neighbourhood, under the Bedfordshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2021, 98 crimes were reported within half a mile of LU5 5QP.
|Crime:||Click here to view 98 crimes committed near Parkside Drive|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Houghton Regis and Rural
Below are the details of the closest services to Houghton Regis. 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 5QP.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, LU5 5QP. The nearest railway station is Leagrave, approximately 2.3 miles away.
|Harlington (Bedfordshire)||3.9 miles|
|Luton Airport Parkway||5.5 miles|
|Leighton Buzzard||7 miles|
|Aspley Guise||9.4 miles|
|Woburn Sands||9.8 miles|
|Millbrook (Bedfordshire)||11 miles|
|Bow Brickhill||11 miles|
|Fenny Stratford||11 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, LU5 5QP. The nearest is St Vincent's Catholic Primary School, approximately 60 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|St Vincent's Catholic Primary School||60 yards||
|Hawthorn Park Community Primary||670 yards||
|Thomas Whitehead CofE Academy||680 yards||
|Tithe Farm Primary School||830 yards||
|Houghton Regis Primary School||0.7 miles||
|Thornhill Primary School||0.7 miles||
|Chantry Primary Academy||0.9 miles||
|The Vale Academy||1 mile||
|Southfield Primary School||1 mile||
|Hadrian Academy||1.1 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, LU5 5QP. The nearest is Houghton Regis Academy, approximately 0.5 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Houghton Regis Academy||0.5 miles||
|The Academy of Central Bedfordshire||0.5 miles||
|All Saints Academy Dunstable||1.1 miles||
|The Chalk Hills Academy||1.2 miles||
|Lealands High School||2 miles||
|Challney High School for Girls||2 miles||
|Challney High School for Boys||2.1 miles||
|Queensbury Academy||2.1 miles||
|Manshead CofE Academy||2.4 miles||
|Lea Manor High School Performing Arts College||2.7 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, LU5 5QP. The nearest is Dr Jinmi & Partners, approximately 520 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Dr Jinmi & Partners||520 yards|
|Wheatfield Surgery||0.8 miles|
|Dr Dipak Vidhu Shahs Practice||1.2 miles|
|Kingsbury Court Surgery||1.4 miles|
|Eastgate Surgery||1.5 miles|
|Priory Gardens Surgery||1.5 miles|
|West Street Surgery||1.7 miles|
|Dr Khanchandani||1.7 miles|
|Drs Mirza, Sukhani And Partners||1.7 miles|
|Kirby Road Surgery||1.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, LU5 5QP. The nearest is Community Dental Services CIC, approximately 600 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Community Dental Services CIC||600 yards|
|Houghton Regis Health Centre Dental Department||600 yards|
|Houghton Regis Dental Centre||half a mile|
|The Tomlinson Avenue Orthodontic Centre||0.9 miles|
|Poynters Road Dental Practice||1 mile|
|Dunstable Dental Practice||1.4 miles|
|Great Northern Road Dental Clinic||1.6 miles|
|Darrell House Dental Practice||1.7 miles|
|Friars Walk Dental Practice||1.7 miles|
|Mr S M Jagsi||1.8 miles|
Listed here are the 5 closest hospitals to Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, LU5 5QP. The nearest is L&d Bowel Cancer Screening, approximately 1.9 miles away.
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, LU5 5QP. The nearest is Brown & White Opticians, approximately 600 yards away.
|Brown & White Opticians||600 yards|
|Grant & Glass Opticians||1.4 miles|
|Dunstable Eye Centre||1.4 miles|
|Specsavers Opticians||1.4 miles|
|Allders Opticians||1.5 miles|
|Brown & Wenman Opticians||1.5 miles|
|Tesco Opticians||1.7 miles|
|I Kara||1.9 miles|
|Kanzaria Opticians||2.5 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 5QP
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 10 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||132.2Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||345Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||14.7Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||34Mbps|
|Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available||Yes|
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