Area Information for Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LJ

Bridge Road in Lowestoft is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Oulton Broad ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Waveney. This page combines information for the address Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of NR32 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 NR32 3LJ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority East Suffolk
Ward Oulton Broad
Constituency Waveney
Region Eastern
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 Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LJ:

Holly Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3NH
Berry Close, Lowestoft, NR32 3NJ
Gorleston Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3AG
George Close, Lowestoft, NR32 3LT
Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LP
Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LL

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about NR32 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LJ 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 one property sale in Bridge 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 Bridge Road, Lowestoft consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 11
Semi-Detached 32
Terraced 95
Flat (Purpose-Built) 20
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 173
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Bridge Road, Lowestoft contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 39% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 31
Owned with Mortgage 56
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 56
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 1
Total 152

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 48
Two People 59
Three People 29
Four People 11
Five People 2
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 152

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 19
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 39
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 29
Total 114

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 Waveney constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 166
Female 161
Total 327

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 27
5-7 17
8-9 7
10-14 16
15 6
16-17 4
18-19 4
20-24 23
25-29 33
30-44 65
45-59 61
60-64 12
65-74 23
75-84 22
85-89 3
90+ 4
Total 327

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in NR32 3LJ is high - 5% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 91
Married 88
Divorced 41
Separated 17
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 254

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 140
Good 127
Fair 43
Bad 14
Very Bad 3
Total 327

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) 47
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 47
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 45
No GCSEs or Equivalent 64
Other 9
Total 254

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Bridge Road, Lowestoft) 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 97% 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 316
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 5
Other Asian 4
Total 327

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 300
Wales 5
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 4
Other 12
Total 327

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 NR32 3LJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 253
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 2
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) 1
None 70

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 155
No Religion 135
Buddhist 1
Hindu 8
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 25
Total 327

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Oulton Broad ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% 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 87
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 41
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 6
Total 225

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
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 13
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 152

Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LJ is within the Lowestoft policing neighbourhood, under the Suffolk Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

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Below are the details of the closest services to NR32 3LJ. 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 NR32 3LJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LJ. The nearest railway station is Oulton Broad North, approximately 60 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Oulton Broad North 60 yards
Oulton Broad South 0.7 miles
Lowestoft 1.5 miles
Somerleyton 3.5 miles
Haddiscoe 5.3 miles
Beccles 6.3 miles
Berney Arms 8.5 miles
Reedham (Norfolk) 8.9 miles
Brampton (Suffolk) 9.2 miles
Great Yarmouth 9.3 miles
Cantley 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LJ. The nearest is Dell Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Dell Primary School 0.6 miles
Oulton Broad Primary School 0.7 miles
Woods Loke Primary School 0.8 miles
The Limes Primary Academy 0.8 miles  
Elm Tree Primary School 1.1 miles
Roman Hill Primary School 1.1 miles
Phoenix St Peter Academy 1.2 miles
Red Oak Primary School 1.2 miles
Westwood Primary School 1.2 miles
Northfield St Nicholas Primary Academy 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LJ. The nearest is East Point Academy, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
East Point Academy 0.9 miles
Benjamin Britten Academy of Music and Mathematics 1.5 miles
Ormiston Denes Academy 1.6 miles
Pakefield High School 2 miles
Cliff Park Ormiston Academy 5.8 miles
Ormiston Venture Academy 6.2 miles
Set Beccles School 6.3 miles
Sir John Leman High School 6.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LJ. The nearest is Bridge Road Surgery, approximately < 50 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 Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LJ. The nearest is John G Plummer & Associates, approximately 1.2 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 7 closest hospitals to Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LJ. The nearest is Airey Close, Lowestoft, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LJ. The nearest is Clear Vision Opticians Ltd, approximately 1.5 miles away.

* 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.