Area Information for Bedford, MK40 2RS
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in July 2003. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.
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 Bedford, MK40 2RS:
|Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2QD|
|Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2QH|
|Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2QG|
|Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2QA|
|Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2AA|
|Union Street, Bedford, MK40 2UU|
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 Bedford, MK40 2RS 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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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
The area containing Bedford 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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||3|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Bedford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 53% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.
|Owned with Mortgage||20|
|Rented: From Council||1|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||23|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||67|
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||28|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||33|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||18|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||38|
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 2RS however is predominantly male (57%). 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).
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 MK40 2RS 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)||88|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||29|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||25|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||23|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||54|
Ethnic Group Embed This
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 55% 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.
Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top
In this area (Bedford), 50% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.
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||2|
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 2RS
|Republic of Ireland||2|
|Europe (including European Union)||59|
|Middle East or Asia||48|
|North America or Caribbean||1|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||1|
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)||30|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||33|
|Looking After Home or Family||17|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||18|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||2|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||8|
|Accommodation and Food||14|
|Information and Communication||4|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||12|
|Public Administration and Defence||8|
|HealthInc. Social Work||30|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||7|
Bedford, MK40 2RS 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near MK40 2RS|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Queens Park and Castle
Below are the details of the closest services to MK40 2RS. 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 2RS.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to Bedford, MK40 2RS. The nearest railway station is Bedford, approximately 360 yards away.
|Bedford St Johns||860 yards|
|Kempston Hardwick||3.2 miles|
|Millbrook (Bedfordshire)||6.1 miles|
|Aspley Guise||11 miles|
|Woburn Sands||12 miles|
|St Neots||12 miles|
|Harlington (Bedfordshire)||12 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bedford, MK40 2RS. The nearest is Priory Primary School, approximately 420 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Priory Primary School||420 yards||
|Cauldwell School||0.6 miles||
|Queen's Park Academy||0.6 miles||
|Livingstone Primary School||0.6 miles||
|St Joseph's and St Gregory's Catholic Primary School||0.7 miles||
|Westfield School||0.7 miles||
|Shackleton Primary School||0.9 miles||
|Edith Cavell Primary School||0.9 miles||
|Great Ouse Primary Academy||0.9 miles|
|Castle Newnham School||1 mile||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bedford, MK40 2RS. The nearest is Bedford Free School, approximately 700 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Bedford Free School||700 yards||
|Biddenham International School and Sports College||0.9 miles||
|Castle Newnham School||1.3 miles||
|Bedford Academy||1.5 miles||
|Daubeney Academy||1.5 miles||
|Goldington Academy||1.5 miles||
|St Thomas More Catholic School||2 miles||
|Kempston Challenger Academy||2.2 miles||
|Mark Rutherford School||2.4 miles||
|Lincroft Academy||3.1 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bedford, MK40 2RS. The nearest is Ashburnham Road Surgery, approximately 280 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Ashburnham Road Surgery||280 yards|
|Cauldwell Medical Centre||790 yards|
|The De Parys Group - De Parys Branch||0.6 miles|
|Dr KANUNGO||0.7 miles|
|Linden Road Surgery||0.7 miles|
|The De Parys Group – Goldington Branch||0.7 miles|
|Queens Park Surgery||0.7 miles|
|Rothesay Surgery||0.8 miles|
|London Road Health Centre||0.9 miles|
|Dr Basra, Ampthill Road||0.9 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Bedford, MK40 2RS. The nearest is Bedford Dental Centre, approximately 110 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Bedford Dental Centre||110 yards|
|Midland Road Dental Practice||140 yards|
|Priory Dental Practice||590 yards|
|Bedford Specialist Orthodontic Practice||690 yards|
|MGW Dental Care||730 yards|
|High Street Dental Practice||730 yards|
|Bedford House Dental practice||780 yards|
|Mrs N Waterfall||780 yards|
|mydentist, Howard Street, Bedford||860 yards|
|Bedford Dental Surgery||0.5 miles|
Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Bedford, MK40 2RS. The nearest is Bedford Hospital South Wing, approximately 790 yards away.
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bedford, MK40 2RS. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 500 yards away.
|Specsavers Opticians||500 yards|
|Vision Express (UK) Ltd||540 yards|
|Boots-Bedford - Harper Centre||560 yards|
|Simon Donne Opticians||710 yards|
|Allders Opticians||740 yards|
|Simon Browning Optometrist||770 yards|
|Humphriss & Burgess||860 yards|
|Alan Brunker||0.5 miles|
|Chis Archbold Optometrist||1.2 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.