Area Information for Chester Road, Bedford, MK40 4HP
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Chester Road, Bedford, MK40 4HP 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 18 property sales in Chester Road 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 Chester Road, 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 Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Chester Road, Bedford contains a higher than average level of social housing - 63% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||12|
|Rented: From Council||10|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||66|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||10|
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||6|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||24|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||12|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||54|
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 49% male.
Age Groups Embed This Back to Top
The area around MK40 4HP has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 28% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode MK40 4HP 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)||25|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||23|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||34|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||53|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||91|
Ethnic Group Embed This
Chester Road, 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 28% 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 (Chester Road, Bedford), 55% 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 4HP
|Republic of Ireland||3|
|Europe (including European Union)||41|
|Middle East or Asia||26|
|North America or Caribbean||6|
|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
This address within the Queens Park ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 17% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.
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)||34|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||40|
|Looking After Home or Family||33|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||17|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||19|
|Accommodation and Food||13|
|Information and Communication||3|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||3|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||4|
|Public Administration and Defence||4|
|HealthInc. Social Work||16|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||7|
Chester Road, Bedford, MK40 4HP 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 Chester Road|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Queens Park and Castle
Below are the details of the closest services to MK40 4HP. 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 4HP.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to Chester Road, Bedford, MK40 4HP. The nearest railway station is Bedford, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|Bedford St Johns||1.1 miles|
|Kempston Hardwick||2.9 miles|
|Millbrook (Bedfordshire)||5.7 miles|
|Aspley Guise||9.8 miles|
|Woburn Sands||11 miles|
|Harlington (Bedfordshire)||12 miles|
|St Neots||13 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Chester Road, Bedford, MK40 4HP. The nearest is St Joseph's and St Gregory's Catholic Primary School, approximately 220 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|St Joseph's and St Gregory's Catholic Primary School||220 yards||
|Westfield Primary School||250 yards||
|Queen's Park Academy||290 yards||
|Great Denham Primary School||0.7 miles||
|Great Ouse Primary Academy||0.8 miles|
|St James' Church of England VA Primary School||0.8 miles||
|Priory Primary School||0.8 miles||
|Cauldwell School||0.9 miles||
|Livingstone Primary School||1 mile||
|Bedford Road Primary School||1 mile||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Chester Road, Bedford, MK40 4HP. The nearest is Biddenham International School and Sports College, approximately 610 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Biddenham International School and Sports College||610 yards||
|Bedford Free School||1.1 miles||
|Daubeney Academy||1.4 miles||
|Kempston Challenger Academy||1.8 miles||
|Castle Newnham School||1.9 miles||
|Bedford Academy||1.9 miles||
|Goldington Academy||2.2 miles||
|St Thomas More Catholic School||2.3 miles||
|Lincroft Academy||2.8 miles||
|Mark Rutherford School||3 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Chester Road, Bedford, MK40 4HP. The nearest is Queens Park Surgery, approximately 120 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Queens Park Surgery||120 yards|
|Ashburnham Road Surgery||0.6 miles|
|Cauldwell Medical Centre||0.9 miles|
|Dr KANUNGO||0.9 miles|
|Linden Road Surgery||0.9 miles|
|Cater Street Branch Surgery||0.9 miles|
|The Village Medical Ctr||1 mile|
|King Street Surgery||1 mile|
|Dr Basra, Ampthill Road||1.1 miles|
|The De Parys Group - De Parys Branch||1.2 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Chester Road, Bedford, MK40 4HP. The nearest is Queens Park Health Centre Dental Department, approximately 120 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Queens Park Health Centre Dental Department||120 yards|
|Bedford Specialist Orthodontic Practice||0.6 miles|
|Bedford Dental Centre||0.7 miles|
|Midland Road Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
|Community Dental Services CIC||0.8 miles|
|Priory Dental Practice||0.9 miles|
|UHP Dentalcare||1 mile|
|MGW Dental Care||1 mile|
|Mrs N Waterfall||1 mile|
|Kempston Dental Practice||1 mile|
Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Chester Road, Bedford, MK40 4HP. The nearest is Bedford Hospital South Wing, approximately 0.9 miles away.
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Chester Road, Bedford, MK40 4HP. The nearest is Chis Archbold Optometrist, approximately 0.9 miles away.
|Chis Archbold Optometrist||0.9 miles|
|Valerie Curtis||0.9 miles|
|Specsavers Opticians||1 mile|
|Vision Express (UK) Ltd||1 mile|
|Boots-Bedford - Harper Centre||1 mile|
|Donne & Browning Opticians||1.1 miles|
|Allders Opticians||1.1 miles|
|Humphriss & Burgess||1.2 miles|
|Alan Brunker||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.
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Broadband in MK40 4HP
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 41 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||78.1Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||345Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||11.4Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||34Mbps|
|Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available||Yes|
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