Area Information for Bedford, MK40 2RS

This postcode 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 Bedford, MK40 2RS, 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.

Please Note

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.

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 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.

Using this Information Commercially

The information we provide on the website is done so without charge. However, if you wish to use this data on other websites, or in any other public medium should consult our data sources page for information on how you should correctly attribute the information.

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

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.

Housing Types
Detached 2
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 30
Flat (Purpose-Built) 101
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 155
Are these numbers higher than you expected? Click here for explanation.

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%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14
Owned with Mortgage 20
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 23
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 67
Rent Free 1
Total 127

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 44
Two People 33
Three People 28
Four People 9
Five People 7
Six People 5
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 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
Total 117

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).

Gender
Male 181
Female 138
Total 319

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 30
5-7 13
8-9 2
10-14 14
15 4
16-17 4
18-19 8
20-24 46
25-29 42
30-44 96
45-59 35
60-64 6
65-74 11
75-84 6
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 319

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.

Relationship Status
Single 129
Married 89
Divorced 15
Separated 11
Widowed 12
Same Sex 0
Total 256

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 157
Good 105
Fair 35
Bad 16
Very Bad 6
Total 319

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
Apprenticeship 5
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
Other 32
Total 256

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.

Ethnic Group
White 174
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 18
Pakistani 27
Bangladeshi 32
Chinese 3
Other Asian 23
Black African 16
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 11
Total 319

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
England 160
Wales 4
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 54
Other 91
Total 319

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

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 171
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 59
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 48
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 35

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 147
No Religion 65
Buddhist 0
Hindu 14
Jewish 1
Muslim 75
Sikh 2
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 13
Total 319

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 105
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 33
Retired 10
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 5
Total 248

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 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 4
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 30
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 156

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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near MK40 2RS
Neighbourhood Team Address Queens Park and Castle
Lime Street
Bedford
MK40 1LA
Force Website: http://www.bedfordshire.police.uk

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

Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Dentists Dentist Opticians Optician Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

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.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bedford 360 yards
Bedford St Johns 860 yards
Kempston Hardwick 3.2 miles
Stewartby 4.9 miles
Millbrook (Bedfordshire) 6.1 miles
Lidlington 7.3 miles
Sandy 8.3 miles
Ridgmont 9 miles
Flitwick 9.1 miles
Biggleswade 9.7 miles
Aspley Guise 11 miles
Woburn Sands 12 miles
Arlesey 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.

Nearest Dentists

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.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Bedford, MK40 2RS. The nearest is Bedford Hospital South Wing, approximately 790 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bedford Hospital South Wing 790 yards
Bedford Hospital North Wing 0.7 miles
BMI The Manor Hospital 1.6 miles
Lakeside Hospital 8.3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bedford, MK40 2RS. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
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
Homesight 0.8 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.