Area Information for Towcester, NN12 6XS

This postcode in Towcester is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Towcester Brook ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South Northamptonshire. This page combines information for the address Towcester, NN12 6XS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of NN12 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 October 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 Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority South Northamptonshire
Ward Towcester Brook
Constituency South Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
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 Towcester, NN12 6XS:

Juniper Close, Towcester, NN12 6XP
Bramble Road, Towcester, NN12 6US
Rowan Close, Towcester, NN12 6XL
Maple Close, Towcester, NN12 6XD
Pontefract Avenue, Towcester, NN12 6UG
Hazel Crescent, Towcester, NN12 6UQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about NN12 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Towcester, NN12 6XS 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

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 Towcester 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 137
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 148
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 65% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 36
Owned with Mortgage 96
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rent Free 2
Total 147

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 13
Two People 45
Three People 39
Four People 36
Five People 13
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 147

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 61
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 38
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 134

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

Male 218
Female 217
Total 435

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 23
5-7 17
8-9 17
10-14 33
15 7
16-17 17
18-19 13
20-24 25
25-29 14
30-44 90
45-59 140
60-64 23
65-74 10
75-84 6
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 435

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode NN12 6XS 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 81
Married 227
Divorced 20
Separated 1
Widowed 7
Same Sex 2
Total 338

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 261
Good 144
Fair 24
Bad 6
Very Bad 0
Total 435

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) 131
Apprenticeship 21
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 52
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 62
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 50
No GCSEs or Equivalent 16
Other 6
Total 338

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Towcester) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 98% 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 428
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 2
Other 1
Total 435

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 393
Wales 6
Scotland 13
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 5
Other 12
Total 435

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 NN12 6XS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 390
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 36

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 293
No Religion 112
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 30
Total 435

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Towcester Brook ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 17% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 151
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 58
Self Employed 46
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 31
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 332

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 2
Manufacturing 29
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 41
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 14
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 27
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 40
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 21
Total 267

Towcester, NN12 6XS is within the South Northants Towcester policing neighbourhood, under the Northamptonshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Below are the details of the closest services to NN12 6XS. 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 NN12 6XS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest railway stations to Towcester, NN12 6XS. The nearest railway station is Northampton, approximately 8.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Northampton 8.7 miles
Wolverton 9.2 miles
Milton Keynes Central 12 miles
Long Buckby 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Towcester, NN12 6XS. The nearest is Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School, approximately 310 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Towcester, NN12 6XS. The nearest is Sponne School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sponne School 0.6 miles
Silverstone UTC 3.6 miles
Campion School 6.2 miles
Elizabeth Woodville School 7.1 miles
Abbeyfield School 7.5 miles
Northampton High School 7.5 miles  
The Radcliffe School 8.7 miles
Magdalen College School 9.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Towcester, NN12 6XS. The nearest is Dr Arif Supple, approximately 500 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dr Arif Supple 500 yards
Towcester Medical Centre 560 yards
Greens Norton Medical Centre 1.7 miles
Paulerspury Branch Surgery 2.5 miles
Silson Surgery 2.5 miles
Blisworth Surgery 4.2 miles
Roade Surgery 4.9 miles
Bugbrooke Medical Practice 6 miles
Grange Park Surgery 6.5 miles
Stonedean Practice 6.7 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Towcester, NN12 6XS. The nearest is Bridge Dental, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bridge Dental 0.6 miles
Bupa Dental Care, Towcester 0.7 miles
Grange Park Dental Practice 6.5 miles
Rowtree Dental Surgery 6.8 miles
Hunsbury Dental Care 7.4 miles
Stony Dental Practice 7.8 miles
Abbey Dental 8.9 miles
Bupa Dental Care, Brackley 9.1 miles
Dentalcare Brackley 9.4 miles
Simon Moore 9.4 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Towcester, NN12 6XS. The nearest is Brackley Cottage Hospital, approximately 8.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brackley Cottage Hospital 8.9 miles
Brackley Hospital 8.9 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 8 closest opticians to Towcester, NN12 6XS. The nearest is D W Roberts, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
D W Roberts 0.6 miles
John Carrington 0.7 miles
Wootton Opticians 7.5 miles
D W Roberts Optometrists 7.8 miles
Lesley A Arkin Optometrist 7.8 miles
D W Roberts Optometrists 9.1 miles
T J Lodge 9.1 miles
Walford & Round Opticians 9.4 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.