Area Information for Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TG

Harpur Centre in Bedford is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Castle ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bedford. This page combines information for the address Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TG, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of MK40 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 Bedford
Ward Castle
Constituency Bedford
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 Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TG:

Midland Road, Bedford, MK40 1PL
Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TN
Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TJ
Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TP
The Blore Tower, Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TQ
Silver Street, Bedford, MK40 1SX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about MK40 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TG 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 11
Semi-Detached 28
Terraced 40
Flat (Purpose-Built) 59
Flat (Converted) 21
Residence in Commercial Building 29
Total 188
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Harpur Centre, Bedford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 59% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 31
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 20
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 99
Rent Free 6
Total 167

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 74
Two People 38
Three People 20
Four People 11
Five People 14
Six People 5
Seven People 1
8+ People 4
Total 167

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 77
Total 153

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 MK40 1TG however is predominantly male (55%). 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 219
Female 178
Total 397

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 36
5-7 19
8-9 11
10-14 16
15 4
16-17 8
18-19 13
20-24 37
25-29 62
30-44 119
45-59 51
60-64 2
65-74 14
75-84 2
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 397

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode MK40 1TG 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 143
Married 122
Divorced 21
Separated 11
Widowed 12
Same Sex 2
Total 311

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 193
Good 142
Fair 43
Bad 16
Very Bad 3
Total 397

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) 65
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 85
Other 61
Total 311

Ethnic Group Embed This

Harpur Centre, Bedford can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 46% 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 184
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 11
Pakistani 7
Bangladeshi 120
Chinese 5
Other Asian 36
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 5
Other 7
Total 397

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Harpur Centre, Bedford), only 45% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

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 178
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 81
Other 131
Total 397

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 MK40 1TG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 207
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 84
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 40
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 60

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 137
No Religion 62
Buddhist 6
Hindu 2
Jewish 1
Muslim 151
Sikh 4
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 27
Total 397

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 134
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 30
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 37
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 23
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 17
Total 306

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 16
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 43
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 19
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 24
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 189

Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TG is within the Queens Park and Castle policing neighbourhood, under the Bedfordshire 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 Harpur Centre
Neighbourhood Team Address Queens Park and Castle
Lime Street
MK40 1LA
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Below are the details of the closest services to MK40 1TG. 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 MK40 1TG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TG. The nearest railway station is Bedford, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bedford 770 yards
Bedford St Johns 870 yards
Kempston Hardwick 3.4 miles
Stewartby 5.1 miles
Millbrook (Bedfordshire) 6.3 miles
Lidlington 7.6 miles
Sandy 8 miles
Flitwick 9.3 miles
Ridgmont 9.3 miles
Biggleswade 9.5 miles
Aspley Guise 11 miles
Woburn Sands 12 miles
St Neots 12 miles
Arlesey 12 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TG. The nearest is Priory Primary School, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Priory Primary School 460 yards
Livingstone Primary School 0.6 miles
Castle Newnham School 0.7 miles
Cauldwell School 0.8 miles
Edith Cavell Primary School 0.9 miles
Queen's Park Academy 0.9 miles
Shackleton Primary School 0.9 miles
St Joseph's and St Gregory's Catholic Primary School 1 mile
Westfield School 1 mile
Great Ouse Primary Academy 1.1 miles  

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TG. The nearest is Bedford Free School, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bedford Free School 530 yards
Castle Newnham School 1 mile
Biddenham International School and Sports College 1.2 miles
Goldington Academy 1.2 miles
Bedford Academy 1.4 miles
Daubeney Academy 1.7 miles
St Thomas More Catholic School 1.8 miles
Mark Rutherford School 2.2 miles
Kempston Challenger Academy 2.5 miles
Lincroft Academy 3.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TG. The nearest is The De Parys Group - De Parys Branch, approximately 540 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 Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TG. The nearest is Bedford House Dental practice, approximately 250 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TG. The nearest is Bedford Hospital North Wing, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bedford Hospital North Wing 800 yards
Bedford Hospital South Wing 0.6 miles
BMI The Manor Hospital 1.9 miles
Lakeside Hospital 8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Harpur Centre, Bedford, MK40 1TG. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Ltd, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vision Express (UK) Ltd < 50 yards
Boots-Bedford - Harper Centre 50 yards
Specsavers Opticians 50 yards
Donne & Browning Opticians 180 yards
Allders Opticians 250 yards
Humphriss & Burgess 330 yards
Alan Brunker 430 yards
Homesight 0.5 miles
Chis Archbold Optometrist 1.5 miles
Valerie Curtis 1.5 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.