Area Information for Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6UZ

Wensley Road in Reading is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Minster ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Reading West. This page combines information for the address Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6UZ, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Reading
Ward Minster
Constituency Reading West
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 Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6UZ:

Rembrandt Way, Reading, RG1 6QW
Coley Avenue, Reading, RG1 6FL
Coley Avenue, Reading, RG1 6FJ
Rembrandt Way, Reading, RG1 6QP
Rembrandt Way, Reading, RG1 6QY
Rembrandt Way, Reading, RG1 6QR

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 Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6UZ 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 Wensley Road, Reading consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 3
Semi-Detached 74
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 56
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 136
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 32
Owned with Mortgage 61
Shared Ownership 10
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 131

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 44
Two People 46
Three People 24
Four People 11
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 131

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 41
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 41
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 112

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 Reading West constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 139
Female 145
Total 284

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 18
5-7 12
8-9 1
10-14 9
15 2
16-17 4
18-19 4
20-24 26
25-29 22
30-44 92
45-59 53
60-64 11
65-74 19
75-84 10
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 284

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RG1 6UZ 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 98
Married 111
Divorced 21
Separated 5
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 242

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 90% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 159
Good 98
Fair 20
Bad 5
Very Bad 2
Total 284

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) 108
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 38
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 20
Other 16
Total 242

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 80% 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 227
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 6
Pakistani 16
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 1
Other Asian 9
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Total 284

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 203
Wales 8
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 20
Other 39
Total 284

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 6UZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 228
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 14
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 22

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 154
No Religion 80
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 24
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 24
Total 284

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Minster 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 131
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 4
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
Manufacturing 13
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 5
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 16
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 184

Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6UZ is within the Minster / Katesgrove policing neighbourhood, under the Thames Valley Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2020, 68 crimes were reported within half a mile of RG1 6UZ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 68 crimes committed near Wensley Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Minster / Katesgrove
Castle Street

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Below are the details of the closest services to RG1 6UZ. 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 6UZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6UZ. The nearest railway station is Reading West, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Reading West 0.8 miles
Reading 1.2 miles
Tilehurst 2.6 miles
Earley 3 miles
Theale 3.8 miles
Winnersh Triangle 4.2 miles
Winnersh 4.9 miles
Pangbourne 5.2 miles
Mortimer 5.4 miles
Twyford 5.8 miles
Wargrave 6.1 miles
Shiplake 6.5 miles
Wokingham 6.7 miles
Aldermaston 7.1 miles
Henley-on-Thames 7.3 miles
Goring & Streatley 8.2 miles
Bramley (Hampshire) 8.5 miles
Midgham 8.8 miles
Crowthorne 9.1 miles
Bracknell 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6UZ. The nearest is St Mary & All Saints Church of England Primary School, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Mary & All Saints Church of England Primary School 140 yards
All Saints Church of England Aided Infant School half a mile
All Saints Junior School half a mile
Coley Primary School 0.6 miles
Southcote Primary School 0.7 miles
Katesgrove Primary School 0.8 miles
Battle Primary Academy 0.8 miles
Oxford Road Community School 0.8 miles
New Christ Church Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles
Civitas Academy 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6UZ. The nearest is The WREN School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The WREN School 0.5 miles
Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School 0.7 miles
Kendrick School 1.1 miles
Reading Girls' School 1.3 miles
Prospect School 1.3 miles
Reading School 1.5 miles
John Madejski Academy 1.7 miles
Maiden Erlegh School in Reading 2.1 miles
UTC Reading 2.1 miles
Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre 2.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6UZ. The nearest is Dr M L Swami & Partners - Coley Park Surgery, approximately 200 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 Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6UZ. The nearest is CASTLE HILL DENTAL CARE LIMITED, approximately 0.5 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 10 closest hospitals to Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6UZ. The nearest is Capio Reading Hospital, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6UZ. The nearest is Boots-Reading - Broad St, approximately 1 mile 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.