Area Information for Reading, RG2 0HD

This postcode in Reading is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Katesgrove ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Reading East. This page combines information for the address Reading, RG2 0HD, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of RG2 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 July 2004. 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 Urban
Local Authority Reading
Ward Katesgrove
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 Reading, RG2 0HD:

Basingstoke Road, Reading, RG2 0HA
Basingstoke Road, Reading, RG2 0HE
Basingstoke Road, Reading, RG2 0HJ
Basingstoke Road, Reading, RG2 0DY
Winchester Road, Reading, RG2 0EY
Basingstoke Road, Reading, RG2 0XA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about RG2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Reading, RG2 0HD 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

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 6
Semi-Detached 37
Terraced 60
Flat (Purpose-Built) 16
Flat (Converted) 15
Residence in Commercial Building 14
Total 148
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Reading contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 43% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 16
Owned with Mortgage 29
Shared Ownership 7
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 11
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 57
Rent Free 2
Total 134

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 33
Two People 33
Three People 19
Four People 15
Five People 15
Six People 9
Seven People 5
8+ People 5
Total 134

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 17
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 40
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 28
Total 115

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 East constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 55% male.

Male 233
Female 193
Total 426

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 33
5-7 16
8-9 13
10-14 27
15 5
16-17 7
18-19 27
20-24 71
25-29 44
30-44 102
45-59 44
60-64 8
65-74 18
75-84 3
85-89 5
90+ 3
Total 426

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RG2 0HD 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 176
Married 123
Divorced 13
Separated 4
Widowed 16
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.

Very Good 229
Good 151
Fair 38
Bad 7
Very Bad 1
Total 426

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) 76
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 74
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 48
No GCSEs or Equivalent 53
Other 46
Total 332

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 59% 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 252
Mixed Ethnicity 27
Indian 32
Pakistani 14
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 2
Other Asian 49
Black African 35
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Total 426

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Reading), 60% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 256
Wales 5
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 49
Other 111
Total 426

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 RG2 0HD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 233
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 54
African Countries 28
Middle East or Asia 43
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 61

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 186
No Religion 131
Buddhist 31
Hindu 19
Jewish 0
Muslim 41
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 17
Total 426

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Katesgrove ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 27% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 137
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 20
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 88
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 4
Total 321

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 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 33
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 15
Accommodation and Food 31
Information and Communication 14
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 22
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 26
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 209

Reading, RG2 0HD 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 July 2019, 113 crimes were reported within half a mile of RG2 0HD.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 113 crimes committed near RG2 0HD
Neighbourhood Team Address Minster / Katesgrove
Castle Street

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Below are the details of the closest services to RG2 0HD. 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 RG2 0HD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Reading, RG2 0HD. The nearest railway station is Reading, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Reading 1.4 miles
Reading West 1.5 miles
Earley 2.1 miles
Winnersh Triangle 3.3 miles
Tilehurst 3.5 miles
Winnersh 3.9 miles
Theale 4.7 miles
Twyford 5.2 miles
Mortimer 5.5 miles
Wargrave 5.7 miles
Wokingham 5.7 miles
Pangbourne 6.2 miles
Shiplake 6.2 miles
Henley-on-Thames 7.2 miles
Aldermaston 7.8 miles
Crowthorne 8.1 miles
Bramley (Hants) 8.5 miles
Goring & Streatley 9.2 miles
Sandhurst 9.5 miles
Bracknell 9.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Reading, RG2 0HD. The nearest is The Palmer Primary Academy, approximately 250 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Palmer Primary Academy 250 yards
New Christ Church Church of England Primary School 660 yards
Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School 0.6 miles
Katesgrove Primary School 0.8 miles
Coley Primary School 0.9 miles
St Mary & All Saints Church of England Primary School 0.9 miles
The Ridgeway Primary School 1 mile
Redlands Primary School 1 mile
Christ The King Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles
Geoffrey Field Infant School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Reading, RG2 0HD. The nearest is Reading Girls' School, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Reading Girls' School 530 yards
Reading School 0.9 miles
Kendrick School 0.9 miles
John Madejski Academy 1 mile
UTC Reading 1.3 miles
Maiden Erlegh School in Reading 1.3 miles
The WREN School 1.5 miles
Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School 1.6 miles
Maiden Erlegh School 1.8 miles
Prospect School 2.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Reading, RG2 0HD. The nearest is Long Barn Lane Surgery, approximately 300 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 Reading, RG2 0HD. The nearest is ROOPRA, Jasbir Singh, approximately 850 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 7 closest hospitals to Reading, RG2 0HD. The nearest is Circle Reading Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Reading, RG2 0HD. The nearest is D & R Kirk Opticians, approximately 850 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.

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