Area Information for Merryweather Road, Swaffham, PE37 7GB

Merryweather Road in Swaffham is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Swaffham ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South West Norfolk. This page combines information for the address Merryweather Road, Swaffham, PE37 7GB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PE37 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 PE37 7GB.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Breckland
Ward Swaffham
Constituency South West Norfolk
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 Merryweather Road, Swaffham, PE37 7GB:

Lee Warner Road, Swaffham, PE37 7GD
St Magdalen Way, Swaffham, PE37 7GA
Glasbury Walk, Swaffham, PE37 7GE
Brandon Road, Swaffham, PE37 7XB
Watton Road, Swaffham, PE37 7XA
Brandon Road, Swaffham, PE37 7EA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PE37 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Merryweather Road, Swaffham, PE37 7GB 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 74 property sales in Merryweather 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

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 28
Semi-Detached 69
Terraced 67
Flat (Purpose-Built) 29
Flat (Converted) 3
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 198
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Merryweather Road, Swaffham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 54% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 24
Owned with Mortgage 42
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 93
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rent Free 2
Total 184

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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 43
Two People 71
Three People 28
Four People 30
Five People 9
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 184

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 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 28
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 78
Total 153

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Swaffham ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 192
Female 263
Total 455

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 44
5-7 15
8-9 13
10-14 39
15 12
16-17 12
18-19 12
20-24 36
25-29 32
30-44 96
45-59 74
60-64 23
65-74 32
75-84 13
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 455

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode PE37 7GB 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 121
Married 134
Divorced 54
Separated 9
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 332

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 205
Good 171
Fair 47
Bad 25
Very Bad 7
Total 455

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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) 37
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 57
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 73
No GCSEs or Equivalent 101
Other 20
Total 332

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 95% 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 432
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 5
Chinese 5
Other Asian 1
Black African 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Total 455

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 397
Wales 1
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 29
Other 15
Total 455

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to PE37 7GB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 301
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 127

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 279
No Religion 139
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 2
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 33
Total 455

Economic Activity Embed This

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 106
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 53
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 24
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 24
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 20
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 30
Other 9
Total 317

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 1
Manufacturing 11
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 17
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 28
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 180

Merryweather Road, Swaffham, PE37 7GB is within the Swaffham policing neighbourhood, under the Norfolk Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Merryweather Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Swaffham
Force Website: https://www.norfolk.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to PE37 7GB. 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 PE37 7GB.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Merryweather Road, Swaffham, PE37 7GB. The nearest is Swaffham CofE Junior Academy, approximately 200 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to Merryweather Road, Swaffham, PE37 7GB. The nearest is The Nicholas Hamond Academy, approximately 250 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Nicholas Hamond Academy 250 yards
    
Wayland Academy Norfolk 7.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Merryweather Road, Swaffham, PE37 7GB. The nearest is The Campingland Surgery, approximately half a mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Campingland Surgery half a mile
Manor Farm Medical Centre 0.7 miles
Plowright Medical Centre 1.2 miles
Oak Farm Surgery 3.5 miles
Plowright Surgery 3.5 miles
Narborough Surgery 5.7 miles
Litcham Health Centre 7.1 miles
Marham Surgery 7.2 miles
Watton Medical Practice 7.4 miles
Boughton Surgery 8.4 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 3 closest dentists to Merryweather Road, Swaffham, PE37 7GB. The nearest is Mr J Holmes & Associates, approximately 0.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mr J Holmes & Associates 0.5 miles
Clarence House Dental Surgery 7.2 miles
Community Dental Services CIC 9.2 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Merryweather Road, Swaffham, PE37 7GB. The nearest is Swaffham Community Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Swaffham Community Hospital 0.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 3 closest opticians to Merryweather Road, Swaffham, PE37 7GB. The nearest is D A Seaman Optometrists, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
D A Seaman Optometrists 0.6 miles
Dipple & Conway Opticians 0.6 miles
Cecil C Amey Ltd 7.3 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.


  NHS Choices

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Broadband in PE37 7GB

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 18 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 32Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 63.2Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 17.7Mbps
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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