Area Information for Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RY

Tavistock Place in Bedford is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Harpur ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bedford. This page combines information for the address Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RY, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for MK40 2RY.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Bedford
Ward Harpur
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 Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RY:

Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2SL
Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RZ
Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RQ
The Crescent, Bedford, MK40 2RU
Tavistock Street, Bedford, MK40 2RX
Union Street, Bedford, MK40 2UT

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 Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RY 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 10 property sales in Tavistock Place 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 Tavistock Place, 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 0
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 8
Flat (Purpose-Built) 122
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 141
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The area containing Tavistock Place, Bedford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 52% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 10
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 31
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 64
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 0
Total 130

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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 79
Two People 35
Three People 14
Four People 2
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 130

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 21
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 30
Total 90

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 Bedford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 104
Female 105
Total 209

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 9
5-7 3
8-9 1
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 5
18-19 2
20-24 32
25-29 26
30-44 46
45-59 29
60-64 6
65-74 17
75-84 18
85-89 11
90+ 3
Total 209

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode MK40 2RY 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 53
Divorced 35
Separated 7
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 195

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 78
Good 76
Fair 39
Bad 15
Very Bad 1
Total 209

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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) 70
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 46
Other 16
Total 195

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 72% 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.

Ethnic Group
White 151
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 11
Pakistani 1
Chinese 9
Other Asian 5
Black African 15
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 5
Total 209

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Tavistock Place, Bedford), 67% 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 141
Wales 1
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 18
Other 43
Total 209

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to MK40 2RY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 135
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 14
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 30

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 114
No Religion 61
Buddhist 2
Hindu 4
Jewish 1
Muslim 10
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 16
Total 209

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 73
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 11
Total 163

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 11
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 96

Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RY is within the Harpur,Brickhill and De Parys policing neighbourhood, under the Bedfordshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2020, 314 crimes were reported within half a mile of MK40 2RY.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 314 crimes committed near Tavistock Place
Neighbourhood Team Address Harpur,Brickhill and De Parys
Lime Street
MK40 1LA
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Below are the details of the closest services to MK40 2RY. 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 2RY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RY. The nearest railway station is Bedford, approximately 730 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bedford 730 yards
Bedford St Johns 0.8 miles
Kempston Hardwick 3.6 miles
Stewartby 5.4 miles
Millbrook (Bedfordshire) 6.5 miles
Lidlington 7.8 miles
Sandy 8.2 miles
Ridgmont 9.4 miles
Flitwick 9.5 miles
Biggleswade 9.8 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 Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RY. The nearest is Livingstone Primary School, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Livingstone Primary School 370 yards
Priory Primary School 400 yards
Edith Cavell Primary School half a mile
Great Ouse Primary Academy 0.8 miles  
Queen's Park Academy 0.8 miles
Castle Newnham School 0.8 miles
St Joseph's and St Gregory's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Westfield School 0.9 miles
Cauldwell School 1 mile
St John Rigby Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RY. The nearest is Bedford Free School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bedford Free School 0.7 miles
Castle Newnham School 1 mile
Biddenham International School and Sports College 1 mile
Goldington Academy 1.3 miles
St Thomas More Catholic School 1.5 miles
Bedford Academy 1.8 miles
Daubeney Academy 1.9 miles
Mark Rutherford School 2.1 miles
Kempston Challenger Academy 2.6 miles
Lincroft Academy 2.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RY. The nearest is Dr KANUNGO, approximately 530 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 Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RY. The nearest is Mrs N Waterfall, approximately 180 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 Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RY. The nearest is Bedford Hospital North Wing, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bedford Hospital North Wing half a mile
Bedford Hospital South Wing 0.9 miles
BMI The Manor Hospital 1.7 miles
Lakeside Hospital 8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RY. The nearest is Simon Browning Optometrist, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Simon Browning Optometrist 470 yards
Simon Donne Opticians 640 yards
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 640 yards
Specsavers Opticians 670 yards
Boots-Bedford - Harper Centre 690 yards
Alan Brunker 690 yards
Humphriss & Burgess 800 yards
Allders Opticians 840 yards
Homesight 0.5 miles
John Kaye Optometrist 1.6 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 MK40 2RY

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 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 116.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 20Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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