Area Information for Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AA

Broad Street in Reading is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Abbey ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Reading East. This page combines information for the address Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of RG1 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 RG1 2AA.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Reading
Ward Abbey
Constituency Reading East
Region South East
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 Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AA:

Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AE
Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AD
Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AX
Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AZ
Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2BU
Chain Street, Reading, RG1 2HX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about RG1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AA 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 4 property sales in Broad Street 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 Broad Street, Reading consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 1
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 93
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 45
Total 153
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Broad Street, Reading contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 73% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6
Owned with Mortgage 16
Shared Ownership 6
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 94
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 5
Total 137

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 67
Two People 41
Three People 22
Four People 4
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 137

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 77
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 131

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around RG1 2AA however is predominantly male (57%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 141
Female 107
Total 248

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 21
5-7 2
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 1
20-24 31
25-29 91
30-44 85
45-59 11
60-64 0
65-74 5
75-84 1
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 248

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RG1 2AA 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 112
Married 105
Divorced 6
Separated 1
Widowed 1
Same Sex 0
Total 225

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 96% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 152
Good 86
Fair 9
Bad 1
Very Bad 0
Total 248

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Broad Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 64% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 143
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 10
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 8
No GCSEs or Equivalent 9
Other 35
Total 225

Ethnic Group Embed This

Broad Street, Reading can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 41% 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 101
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 101
Pakistani 9
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 10
Other Asian 6
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 2
Other 10
Total 248

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Broad Street, Reading), only 30% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

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 75
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 21
Other 148
Total 248

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 RG1 2AA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 76
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 27
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 125
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 12

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 53
No Religion 56
Buddhist 6
Hindu 99
Jewish 0
Muslim 21
Sikh 3
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 10
Total 248

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Abbey ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 63% 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 141
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 1
Looking After Home or Family 19
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 9
Total 224

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 4
Manufacturing 4
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 21
Information and Communication 59
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 4
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 172

Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AA is within the Abbey / Battle policing neighbourhood, under the Thames Valley 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 Broad Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Abbey / Battle
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Below are the details of the closest services to RG1 2AA. 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 RG1 2AA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AA. The nearest railway station is Reading, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Reading 370 yards
Reading West 0.7 miles
Earley 2.6 miles
Tilehurst 2.7 miles
Winnersh Triangle 3.8 miles
Winnersh 4.5 miles
Theale 4.7 miles
Twyford 4.9 miles
Wargrave 5.1 miles
Pangbourne 5.5 miles
Shiplake 5.5 miles
Henley-on-Thames 6.3 miles
Mortimer 6.4 miles
Wokingham 6.4 miles
Aldermaston 8.1 miles
Goring & Streatley 8.3 miles
Crowthorne 9.1 miles
Bramley (Hampshire) 9.5 miles
Midgham 9.7 miles
Bracknell 10 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AA. The nearest is Civitas Academy, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Civitas Academy 640 yards
Katesgrove Primary School 790 yards
Coley Primary School 820 yards
E P Collier Primary School 840 yards
Oxford Road Community School 0.6 miles
Thameside Primary School 0.7 miles
All Saints Church of England Aided Infant School 0.7 miles
All Saints Junior School 0.7 miles
The Heights Primary School 0.8 miles
New Christ Church Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AA. The nearest is Kendrick School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kendrick School half a mile
Reading School 1 mile
The WREN School 1.3 miles
Reading Girls' School 1.5 miles
Maiden Erlegh School in Reading 1.5 miles
UTC Reading 1.5 miles
Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School 1.5 miles
Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre 1.8 miles
Prospect School 2 miles
John Madejski Academy 2.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AA. The nearest is Reading Walk-in Health Centre, approximately 260 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 Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AA. The nearest is Friar Street Dental Practice, approximately 190 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AA. The nearest is Royal Berkshire Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AA. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately < 50 yards 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.