Area Information for Bowmans Close, Dunstable, LU6 3LB
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Bowmans Close, Dunstable, LU6 3LB 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 32 property sales in Bowmans Close 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 Bowmans Close, Dunstable consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||1|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.
|Owned with Mortgage||64|
|Rented: From Council||9|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||13|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||24|
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||23|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||39|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||28|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||26|
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 47% male.
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
The postcode LU6 3LB 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.
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.
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)||58|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||35|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||42|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||52|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||39|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 88% 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||3|
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 LU6 3LB
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||14|
|Middle East or Asia||4|
|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)||39|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||17|
|Looking After Home or Family||10|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||6|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing||1|
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||2|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||12|
|Accommodation and Food||12|
|Information and Communication||9|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||3|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||10|
|Public Administration and Defence||5|
|HealthInc. Social Work||23|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||9|
Bowmans Close, Dunstable, LU6 3LB 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near Bowmans Close|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Dunstable & Rural
Below are the details of the closest services to LU6 3LB. 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 LU6 3LB.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bowmans Close, Dunstable, LU6 3LB. The nearest railway station is Leagrave, approximately 3 miles away.
|Luton Airport Parkway||5.1 miles|
|Harlington (Bedfordshire)||5.8 miles|
|Leighton Buzzard||7.4 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead||9.5 miles|
|Aspley Guise||12 miles|
|Woburn Sands||12 miles|
|Bow Brickhill||12 miles|
|St Albans Abbey||12 miles|
|St Albans City||12 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bowmans Close, Dunstable, LU6 3LB. The nearest is Watling Lower School, approximately 280 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Watling Lower School||280 yards||
|Ardley Hill Academy||340 yards||
|Lark Rise Academy||0.5 miles||
|St. Augustine's Academy||0.5 miles||
|Dunstable Icknield Lower School||0.6 miles||
|Ashton St Peter's VA C of E School||0.8 miles||
|St Mary's Catholic Primary School||0.9 miles||
|Hadrian Academy||1.1 miles||
|Beecroft Academy||1.2 miles||
|Lancot School||1.2 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bowmans Close, Dunstable, LU6 3LB. The nearest is Queensbury Academy, approximately 0.5 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Queensbury Academy||0.5 miles||
|Manshead CofE Academy||0.9 miles||
|All Saints Academy Dunstable||1.3 miles||
|The Chalk Hills Academy||1.7 miles||
|Challney High School for Boys||2.3 miles||
|Challney High School for Girls||2.4 miles||
|Houghton Regis Academy||2.4 miles||
|The Academy of Central Bedfordshire||2.5 miles||
|Lealands High School||3.4 miles||
|The Stockwood Park Academy||3.5 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bowmans Close, Dunstable, LU6 3LB. The nearest is Priory Gardens Surgery, approximately 860 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Priory Gardens Surgery||860 yards|
|Eastgate Surgery||0.5 miles|
|Kingsbury Court Surgery||0.6 miles|
|Kirby Road Surgery||0.6 miles|
|West Street Surgery||0.6 miles|
|Dr Jinmi & Partners||1.9 miles|
|Dr Dipak Vidhu Shahs Practice||1.9 miles|
|Wheatfield Surgery||2 miles|
|The Oakley Surgery||2.5 miles|
|Drs Mirza, Sukhani And Partners||2.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Bowmans Close, Dunstable, LU6 3LB. The nearest is Queensbury Dental Practice, approximately 360 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Queensbury Dental Practice||360 yards|
|Friars Walk Dental Practice||600 yards|
|Great Northern Road Dental Clinic||770 yards|
|Darrell House Dental Practice||0.6 miles|
|Dunstable Dental Practice||0.8 miles|
|Poynters Road Dental Practice||1.4 miles|
|The Tomlinson Avenue Orthodontic Centre||1.7 miles|
|Houghton Regis Dental Centre||1.7 miles|
|Community Dental Services CIC||1.8 miles|
|Houghton Regis Health Centre Dental Department||1.8 miles|
Listed here are the 5 closest hospitals to Bowmans Close, Dunstable, LU6 3LB. The nearest is L&d Bowel Cancer Screening, approximately 2 miles away.
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bowmans Close, Dunstable, LU6 3LB. The nearest is Dunstable Eye Centre, approximately 0.5 miles away.
|Dunstable Eye Centre||0.5 miles|
|Specsavers Opticians||0.6 miles|
|Allders Opticians||0.6 miles|
|Brown & Wenman Opticians||0.6 miles|
|Grant & Glass Opticians||0.7 miles|
|Tesco Opticians||1.4 miles|
|Brown & White Opticians||1.8 miles|
|Kanzaria Opticians||3.2 miles|
|I Kara||3.2 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 LU6 3LB
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 11 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||74.8Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||107Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||12.2Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||20Mbps|
|Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available||Yes|
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