Area Information for Towcester, NN12 7YE

This postcode in Towcester is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Cosgrove and Grafton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South Northamptonshire. This page combines information for the address Towcester, NN12 7YE, 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 June 1998. 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 Village
Local Authority South Northamptonshire
Ward Cosgrove and Grafton
Constituency South Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Towcester, NN12 7YE 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 81
Semi-Detached 30
Terraced 15
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 4
Total 131
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 68
Owned with Mortgage 39
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 5
Total 127

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 29
Two People 63
Three People 19
Four People 11
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 34
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 85

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 48% male.

Male 157
Female 171
Total 328

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 9
5-7 6
8-9 9
10-14 24
15 4
16-17 9
18-19 0
20-24 5
25-29 13
30-44 35
45-59 92
60-64 31
65-74 46
75-84 13
85-89 20
90+ 12
Total 328

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode NN12 7YE 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 52
Married 166
Divorced 15
Separated 5
Widowed 38
Same Sex 0
Total 276

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 159
Good 100
Fair 46
Bad 15
Very Bad 8
Total 328

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) 101
Apprenticeship 11
2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs 21
No GCSEs 67
Other 12
Total 276

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 100% 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 327
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Total 328

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 296
Wales 5
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 9
Other 7
Total 328

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 7YE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 274
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 5
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 45

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 245
No Religion 57
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 26
Total 328

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Cosgrove and Grafton ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 90
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 31
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 48
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 3
Total 231

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 5
Manufacturing 17
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 26
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 157

Towcester, NN12 7YE 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. In February 2019, 3 crimes were reported within 1 mile of NN12 7YE.

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Towcester, NN12 7YE. The nearest railway station is Wolverton, approximately 5.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wolverton 5.1 miles
Milton Keynes Central 7.3 miles
Northampton 9.7 miles
Bletchley 11 miles
Fenny Stratford 11 miles
Bow Brickhill 12 miles
Woburn Sands 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Towcester, NN12 7YE. The nearest is Yardley Gobion Church of England Primary School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Yardley Gobion Church of England Primary School 1 mile
John Hellins Primary School 1.4 miles
Paulerspury Church of England Primary School 1.7 miles
Stoke Bruerne Church of England Primary School 3.1 miles
Old Stratford Primary School 3.1 miles
Cosgrove Village Primary School 3.1 miles
Castlethorpe First School 3.3 miles
Ashton CofE Primary School 3.4 miles
Whittlebury Church of England Primary School 3.4 miles
Deanshanger Primary School 3.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Towcester, NN12 7YE. The nearest is Elizabeth Woodville School, approximately 3.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Elizabeth Woodville School 3.6 miles
Sponne School 4.2 miles
The Radcliffe School 4.6 miles
Silverstone UTC 4.9 miles
Stantonbury Campus 6.4 miles
The Hazeley Academy 6.9 miles
Denbigh School 7.2 miles
Ousedale School 7.6 miles
Shenley Brook End School 8.1 miles
The Milton Keynes Academy 8.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Towcester, NN12 7YE. The nearest is Paulerspury Branch Surgery, approximately 1.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Paulerspury Branch Surgery 1.7 miles
Stonedean Practice 3.3 miles
Hanslope Surgery 3.6 miles
Stony Medical Centre 3.8 miles
The Stonedean Practice 3.8 miles
Towcester Medical Centre 4 miles
Dr Arif Supple 4 miles
Roade Surgery 4.3 miles
Silson Surgery 4.8 miles
Dr S A Mushtaq & Partners 5.1 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Towcester, NN12 7YE. The nearest is Bridge Dental, approximately 3.8 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 Towcester, NN12 7YE. The nearest is Blakelands Hospital, approximately 7.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Blakelands Hospital 7.4 miles
Buckingham Community Hospital 7.4 miles
BMI The Saxon Clinic 8.8 miles
Milton Keynes Hospital 9 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Towcester, NN12 7YE. The nearest is D W Roberts Optometrists, approximately 3.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
D W Roberts Optometrists 3.8 miles
Lesley A Arkin Optometrist 3.8 miles
D W Roberts 4.1 miles
John Carrington 4.1 miles
D W Roberts Optometrists 5 miles
T J Lodge 5 miles
Vision Express 7.4 miles
Boots-Buckingham 7.5 miles
S H Harrold (1937) Ltd 7.5 miles
Specsavers Ltd 7.6 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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