Area Information for Firswood Drive, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5QY

Firswood Drive in Swinton is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Swinton South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Salford and Eccles. This page combines information for the address Firswood Drive, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5QY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of M27 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 M27 5QY.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Salford
Ward Swinton South
Constituency Salford and Eccles
Region North West
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 Firswood Drive, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5QY:

Morpeth Street, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5RR
Campbell Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5QQ
Fir Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5DL
Maple Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5GU
Acacia Avenue, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5GX
Gorse Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5QZ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about M27 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Firswood Drive, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5QY 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 23 property sales in Firswood 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 Firswood Drive, Swinton, Manchester consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 24
Semi-Detached 93
Terraced 15
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 133
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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 57% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 47
Owned with Mortgage 73
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rent Free 0
Total 128

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 26
Two People 50
Three People 22
Four People 19
Five People 10
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 128

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 23
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 47
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 93

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 Salford and Eccles constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Gender
Male 161
Female 165
Total 326

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 13
5-7 8
8-9 7
10-14 21
15 3
16-17 10
18-19 7
20-24 20
25-29 15
30-44 70
45-59 74
60-64 21
65-74 30
75-84 18
85-89 6
90+ 3
Total 326

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode M27 5QY 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 83
Married 147
Divorced 24
Separated 3
Widowed 15
Same Sex 2
Total 274

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.

Health
Very Good 164
Good 104
Fair 40
Bad 12
Very Bad 6
Total 326

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) 75
Apprenticeship 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 52
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 39
No GCSEs or Equivalent 55
Other 6
Total 274

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Firswood Drive, Swinton, Manchester) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 95% 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 310
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Pakistani 1
Chinese 2
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 4
Total 326

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 295
Wales 2
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 3
Other 12
Total 326

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 M27 5QY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 276
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 36

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.

Religion
Christian 240
No Religion 53
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 9
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 22
Total 326

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 116
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 34
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 2
Total 247

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 14
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 167

Firswood Drive, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5QY is within the Swinton South policing neighbourhood, under the Greater Manchester Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Firswood Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address Swinton South
Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 6BA
Force Website: http://www.gmp.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Swinton. 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 M27 5QY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Firswood Drive, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5QY. The nearest railway station is Swinton (Manchester), approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Swinton (Manchester) 0.9 miles
Moorside 1 mile
Eccles (Manchester) 1.3 miles
Patricroft 1.3 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 1.8 miles
Walkden 2.4 miles
Salford Crescent 3.1 miles
Kearsley (Manchester) 3.2 miles
Humphrey Park 3.6 miles
Trafford Park 3.6 miles
Manchester United Football Ground 3.6 miles
Farnworth 3.7 miles
Urmston 3.8 miles
Salford Central 3.9 miles
Chassen Road 4 miles
Manchester Victoria 4.3 miles
Deansgate 4.3 miles
Moses Gate 4.3 miles
Flixton 4.4 miles
Manchester Oxford Road 4.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Firswood Drive, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5QY. The nearest is Moorside Primary School, approximately 660 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Moorside Primary School 660 yards
    
The Deans Primary School half a mile
    
Monton Green Primary School 0.6 miles
    
St Peter's CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Broadoak Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Charles' RC Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Mary's RC Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Grosvenor Road Primary School 0.9 miles
    
St Augustine's CofE Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Light Oaks Infant School 1.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Firswood Drive, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5QY. The nearest is Moorside High School, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Moorside High School 590 yards
    
Ellesmere Park High School 0.8 miles
    
Co-op Academy Swinton 1 mile
    
St Ambrose Barlow RC High School 1.3 miles
    
All Hallows RC High School 1.5 miles
    
St Patrick's RC High School and Arts College 1.7 miles
    
Buile Hill Academy 1.8 miles
    
Co-op Academy Walkden 1.8 miles
    
Salford City Academy 2.2 miles
    
AldridgeUTC@MediaCityUK 2.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Firswood Drive, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5QY. The nearest is The Sides Medical Practice, approximately 770 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 Firswood Drive, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5QY. The nearest is REVIVE DENTAL CARE LIMITED, approximately 0.6 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 10 closest hospitals to Firswood Drive, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5QY. The nearest is Oaklands Hospital, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Firswood Drive, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5QY. The nearest is Wallwork Opticians, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wallwork Opticians 410 yards
Stotts Opticians 0.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.7 miles
Value Vision 0.7 miles
Smiths Opticians Ltd 0.8 miles
Maudsley Opticians 1.3 miles
Sime W E 1.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.4 miles
Anderson J Opticians 1.4 miles
PoshPoshSpecs Ltd 1.4 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 M27 5QY

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 16 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 68.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 12Mbps
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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