Area Information for Towcester, NN12 7WS

This postcode in Towcester is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Towcester Mill ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South Northamptonshire. This page combines information for the address Towcester, NN12 7WS, 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 March 2010. 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 Mill
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 7WS:

Potterspury, Towcester, NN12 7WD
Yardley Gobion, Towcester, NN12 7WT
Alderton, Towcester, NN12 7WY
Potterspury, Towcester, NN12 7YS
Yardley Gobion, Towcester, NN12 7ZS
Yardley Gobion, Towcester, NN12 7ZT

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 7WS 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 6
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 33
Flat (Purpose-Built) 32
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 17
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 112
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Towcester contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 33% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 32
Owned with Mortgage 12
Shared Ownership 8
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 17
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 33
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 104

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 63
Two People 24
Three People 7
Four People 7
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 104

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 69

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 52% male.

Gender
Male 91
Female 85
Total 176

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 7
5-7 8
8-9 2
10-14 4
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 2
20-24 8
25-29 17
30-44 43
45-59 25
60-64 12
65-74 7
75-84 16
85-89 12
90+ 9
Total 176

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode NN12 7WS 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 53
Married 61
Divorced 14
Separated 5
Widowed 21
Same Sex 0
Total 154

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.

Health
Very Good 82
Good 56
Fair 32
Bad 6
Very Bad 0
Total 176

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) 48
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 31
1-4 GCSEs 14
No GCSEs 27
Other 10
Total 154

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 172
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Black African 1
Total 176

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 150
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 15
Other 5
Total 176

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 7WS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 122
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 13
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
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.

Religion
Christian 108
No Religion 51
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 16
Total 176

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Towcester Mill ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 57% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 67
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 16
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5
Retired 10
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 117

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
Manufacturing 11
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 94

Towcester, NN12 7WS 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near NN12 7WS
Neighbourhood Team Address South Northants Towcester
Force Website: http://www.northants.police.uk/

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Below are the details of the closest services to NN12 7WS. 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 7WS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest railway stations to Towcester, NN12 7WS. The nearest railway station is Northampton, approximately 8.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Northampton 8.1 miles
Wolverton 9.1 miles
Milton Keynes Central 12 miles
Long Buckby 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Towcester, NN12 7WS. The nearest is Towcester Church of England Primary School, approximately 480 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Towcester, NN12 7WS. The nearest is Sponne School, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sponne School 380 yards
    
Silverstone UTC 4.2 miles
    
Campion School 5.6 miles
    
Abbeyfield School 6.8 miles
    
Northampton High School 6.8 miles  
Elizabeth Woodville School 7.3 miles
    
The Radcliffe School 8.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Towcester, NN12 7WS. The nearest is Towcester Medical Centre, approximately 680 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 Towcester, NN12 7WS. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Towcester, approximately 110 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 8 closest opticians to Towcester, NN12 7WS. The nearest is John Carrington, approximately 110 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
John Carrington 110 yards
D W Roberts 110 yards
Wootton Opticians 6.8 miles
Mark Darling Opticians 7.7 miles
D W Roberts Optometrists 7.8 miles
Lesley A Arkin Optometrist 7.8 miles
D W Roberts Optometrists 9 miles
T J Lodge 9 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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