Area Information for Union Street, Bedford, MK40 2SE
For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for MK40 2SE.
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 Union Street, Bedford, MK40 2SE:
|Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RQ|
|Tavistock Street, Bedford, MK40 2SA|
|Warwick Avenue, Bedford, MK40 2UH|
|Tavistock Place, Bedford, MK40 2RY|
|De Montfort Place, Bedford, MK40 2FN|
|Tavistock Street, Bedford, MK40 2SB|
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Union Street, Bedford, MK40 2SE 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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We have found 8 property sales in Union Street 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 Union Street, 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||1|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Union Street, Bedford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 29% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.
|Owned with Mortgage||28|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||19|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||41|
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||29|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||19|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||16|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||17|
Gender Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Harpur ward however contains significantly more women than average (61%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.
Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.
Age Groups Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around MK40 2SE has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 49% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.
This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of MK40 2SE the number widowed residents is high - 31% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.
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.
However, this area of the Harpur ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (54%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
Union Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 42% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.
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)||94|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||17|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||26|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||23|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||139|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 90% 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||1|
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 2SE
|Republic of Ireland||2|
|Europe (including European Union)||32|
|Middle East or Asia||6|
|North America or Caribbean||5|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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)||15|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||12|
|Looking After Home or Family||5|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||20|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||4|
|Accommodation and Food||5|
|Information and Communication||5|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||9|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||16|
|Public Administration and Defence||5|
|HealthInc. Social Work||8|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||11|
Union Street, Bedford, MK40 2SE 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 March 2020, 356 crimes were reported within half a mile of MK40 2SE.
|Crime:||Click here to view 356 crimes committed near Union Street|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Harpur,Brickhill and De Parys
Below are the details of the closest services to MK40 2SE. 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 2SE.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 14 closest railway stations to Union Street, Bedford, MK40 2SE. The nearest railway station is Bedford, approximately 760 yards away.
|Bedford St Johns||0.9 miles|
|Kempston Hardwick||3.6 miles|
|Millbrook (Bedfordshire)||6.6 miles|
|Aspley Guise||11 miles|
|Woburn Sands||12 miles|
|St Neots||12 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Union Street, Bedford, MK40 2SE. The nearest is Livingstone Primary School, approximately 280 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Livingstone Primary School||280 yards||
|Priory Primary School||460 yards||
|Edith Cavell Primary School||800 yards||
|Great Ouse Primary Academy||0.7 miles|
|Queen's Park Academy||0.8 miles||
|St Joseph's and St Gregory's Catholic Primary School||0.9 miles||
|Castle Newnham School||0.9 miles||
|Westfield School||0.9 miles||
|Cauldwell School||1.1 miles||
|Scott Primary School||1.1 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Union Street, Bedford, MK40 2SE. 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||2 miles||
|Mark Rutherford School||2.1 miles||
|Kempston Challenger Academy||2.6 miles||
|Lincroft Academy||2.7 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Union Street, Bedford, MK40 2SE. The nearest is Dr KANUNGO, approximately 450 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Dr KANUNGO||450 yards|
|Linden Road Surgery||450 yards|
|The De Parys Group - De Parys Branch||610 yards|
|Ashburnham Road Surgery||730 yards|
|The De Parys Group – Pemberley branch||0.5 miles|
|The De Parys Group – Goldington Branch||0.6 miles|
|Gilbert Hitchcock House Branch||0.7 miles|
|Rothesay Surgery||0.7 miles|
|Goldington Road Surgery||0.8 miles|
|Goldington Avenue Surgery||0.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Union Street, Bedford, MK40 2SE. The nearest is Mrs N Waterfall, approximately 260 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Mrs N Waterfall||260 yards|
|MGW Dental Care||340 yards|
|Priory Dental Practice||340 yards|
|Edward Byrne Associates Dental Practice||520 yards|
|Bedford Specialist Orthodontic Practice||560 yards|
|Bedford House Dental practice||700 yards|
|Midland Road Dental Practice||760 yards|
|Bedford Dental Surgery||760 yards|
|Bedford Dental Centre||770 yards|
|mydentist, Howard Street, Bedford||850 yards|
Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Union Street, Bedford, MK40 2SE. The nearest is Bedford Hospital North Wing, approximately 0.5 miles away.
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Union Street, Bedford, MK40 2SE. The nearest is Simon Browning Optometrist, approximately 550 yards away.
|Simon Browning Optometrist||550 yards|
|Simon Donne Opticians||720 yards|
|Vision Express (UK) Ltd||720 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||750 yards|
|Alan Brunker||760 yards|
|Boots-Bedford - Harper Centre||770 yards|
|Humphriss & Burgess||half a mile|
|Allders Opticians||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.