Area Information for London Lane, Houghton Conquest, Bedford, MK45 3LR

London Lane in Houghton Conquest is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Houghton Conquest and Haynes ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Mid Bedfordshire. This page combines information for the address London Lane, Houghton Conquest, Bedford, MK45 3LR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of MK45 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 MK45 3LR.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Central Bedfordshire
Ward Houghton Conquest and Haynes
Constituency Mid Bedfordshire
Region Eastern
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London Lane, Houghton Conquest, Bedford, MK45 3LR 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 4 property sales in London Lane 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 London Lane, Houghton Conquest, Bedford consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 39
Semi-Detached 22
Terraced 14
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 78
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London Lane, Houghton Conquest, Bedford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 26
Owned with Mortgage 24
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 22
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 76

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 14
Two People 31
Three People 10
Four People 13
Five People 4
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 76

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 13
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 57

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 Mid Bedfordshire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.

Male 107
Female 96
Total 203

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 6
5-7 10
8-9 2
10-14 8
15 4
16-17 10
18-19 4
20-24 8
25-29 16
30-44 41
45-59 46
60-64 14
65-74 23
75-84 7
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 203

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode MK45 3LR 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 51
Married 97
Divorced 18
Separated 4
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 173

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 94
Good 77
Fair 28
Bad 3
Very Bad 1
Total 203

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 44
Apprenticeship 9
2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs 16
No GCSEs 33
Other 8
Total 173

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 190
Indian 6
Chinese 5
Other Asian 1
Other 1
Total 203

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
England 171
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 6
Other 15
Total 203

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 MK45 3LR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 166
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 17

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 126
No Religion 48
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 22
Total 203

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Houghton Conquest and Haynes ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 25% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 56
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 14
Self Employed 41
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 3
Total 162

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 9
Manufacturing 12
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 2
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 117

London Lane, Houghton Conquest, Bedford, MK45 3LR is within the Ampthill & Flitwick Area policing neighbourhood, under the Bedfordshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 4 crimes were reported within 1 mile of MK45 3LR.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 4 crimes committed near London Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Ampthill & Flitwick Area
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Below are the details of the closest services to Houghton Conquest. 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 MK45 3LR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London Lane, Houghton Conquest, Bedford, MK45 3LR. The nearest railway station is Stewartby, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stewartby 2.7 miles
Millbrook (Beds) 3.1 miles
Kempston Hardwick 3.2 miles
Flitwick 3.9 miles
Lidlington 4.3 miles
Bedford St Johns 5.1 miles
Bedford 5.7 miles
Ridgmont 6.1 miles
Harlington (Beds) 6.6 miles
Aspley Guise 7.7 miles
Arlesey 8.5 miles
Woburn Sands 8.6 miles
Biggleswade 8.7 miles
Sandy 9 miles
Leagrave 11 miles
Bow Brickhill 11 miles
Hitchin 11 miles
Letchworth 12 miles
Fenny Stratford 12 miles
Luton 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London Lane, Houghton Conquest, Bedford, MK45 3LR. The nearest is Houghton Conquest Lower School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Houghton Conquest Lower School 0.8 miles
Wilstead Primary School 1.8 miles
Maulden Lower School 1.8 miles
Wixams Tree Primary School 2.3 miles  
Russell Lower School 2.4 miles
Broadmead Lower School 2.5 miles
Lakeview School 2.5 miles
The Firs Lower School 2.6 miles
St Mary's VA CofE Lower School 2.6 miles
Haynes Lower School 2.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London Lane, Houghton Conquest, Bedford, MK45 3LR. The nearest is Wixams Academy, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wixams Academy 2.2 miles  
Redborne Upper School and Community College 3 miles
Bedford Academy 4.4 miles
Wootton Upper School 4.4 miles
Bedford Free School 5.3 miles
Biddenham International School and Sports College 5.8 miles
Samuel Whitbread Academy 6.2 miles
Harlington Upper School 6.2 miles
Goldington Academy 6.2 miles
Castle Newnham School 6.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London Lane, Houghton Conquest, Bedford, MK45 3LR. The nearest is Wilstead Branch Surgery, approximately 1.9 miles 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 London Lane, Houghton Conquest, Bedford, MK45 3LR. The nearest is Saxby Dental Surgery, approximately 2.4 miles 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 London Lane, Houghton Conquest, Bedford, MK45 3LR. The nearest is Steppingley Hospital, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Steppingley Hospital 3.7 miles
Bedford Hospital South Wing 5.1 miles
Bedford Hospital North Wing 5.9 miles
BMI The Manor Hospital 6.2 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London Lane, Houghton Conquest, Bedford, MK45 3LR. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 2.1 miles
Ideal Eyewear Ltd 3.7 miles
Allders Opticians 3.8 miles
S H Harrold Ltd 3.9 miles
Chis Archbold Optometrist 4.7 miles
Valerie Curtis 4.7 miles
Allders Opticians 5.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 5.6 miles
Boots-Bedford - Harper Centre 5.6 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 5.6 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 MK45 3LR

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 3 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 19.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 48.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 9.8Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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