Area Information for Brixham Road, Reading, RG2 7RB

Brixham Road in Reading is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Whitley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Reading West. This page combines information for the address Brixham Road, Reading, RG2 7RB, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for RG2 7RB.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Reading
Ward Whitley
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 Brixham Road, Reading, RG2 7RB:

Kingsbridge Road, Reading, RG2 7RQ
Kingsbridge Road, Reading, RG2 7RG
Dawlish Road, Reading, RG2 7SG
Meavy Gardens, Reading, RG2 7RD
Dawlish Road, Reading, RG2 7SE
Callington Road, Reading, RG2 7QG

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 Brixham Road, Reading, RG2 7RB 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 37 property sales in Brixham 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 Brixham 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 8
Semi-Detached 76
Terraced 24
Flat (Purpose-Built) 9
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 122
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Brixham Road, Reading contains a higher than average level of social housing - 40% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 19
Owned with Mortgage 30
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 34
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 114

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 25
Two People 36
Three People 19
Four People 21
Five People 6
Six People 6
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 114

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 35
Total 93

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.

Gender
Male 155
Female 159
Total 314

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 20
5-7 10
8-9 10
10-14 20
15 4
16-17 13
18-19 8
20-24 23
25-29 27
30-44 62
45-59 70
60-64 17
65-74 17
75-84 10
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 314

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RG2 7RB 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 104
Married 104
Divorced 23
Separated 7
Widowed 12
Same Sex 0
Total 250

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 132
Good 127
Fair 38
Bad 16
Very Bad 1
Total 314

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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) 41
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 79
Other 23
Total 250

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 73% 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 230
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 6
Pakistani 14
Bangladeshi 10
Chinese 3
Other Asian 15
Black African 16
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 2
Total 314

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 235
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 19
Other 57
Total 314

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 7RB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 188
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 18
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 75

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 150
No Religion 98
Buddhist 1
Hindu 15
Jewish 0
Muslim 27
Sikh 1
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 20
Total 314

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 101
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 39
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 8
Total 237

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 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 33
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 16
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 26
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 161

Brixham Road, Reading, RG2 7RB is within the Whitley / Church policing neighbourhood, under the Thames Valley Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2020, 116 crimes were reported within half a mile of RG2 7RB.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 116 crimes committed near Brixham Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Whitley / Church
Castle Street
Reading
Berks
RG1 7TH
Website: https://www.thamesvalley.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 RG2 7RB. 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 7RB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Brixham Road, Reading, RG2 7RB. The nearest railway station is Reading, approximately 2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Reading 2 miles
Reading West 2 miles
Earley 2.2 miles
Winnersh Triangle 3.2 miles
Winnersh 3.8 miles
Tilehurst 4 miles
Theale 4.7 miles
Mortimer 5 miles
Twyford 5.4 miles
Wokingham 5.5 miles
Wargrave 6 miles
Pangbourne 6.6 miles
Shiplake 6.6 miles
Crowthorne 7.7 miles
Henley-on-Thames 7.7 miles
Aldermaston 7.7 miles
Bramley (Hampshire) 8.1 miles
Sandhurst (Berks) 9.1 miles
Bracknell 9.3 miles
Midgham 9.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Brixham Road, Reading, RG2 7RB. The nearest is Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School 90 yards
    
Christ The King Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
    
The Ridgeway Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Geoffrey Field Infant School 0.6 miles
    
Geoffrey Field Junior School 0.6 miles
    
The Palmer Primary Academy 0.7 miles
    
New Christ Church Church of England Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Whiteknights Primary School 1 mile
    
Hillside Primary School 1.2 miles
    
St Mary & All Saints Church of England Primary School 1.3 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Brixham Road, Reading, RG2 7RB. The nearest is John Madejski Academy, approximately 700 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
John Madejski Academy 700 yards
    
Reading Girls' School 740 yards
    
Reading School 1.3 miles
    
Kendrick School 1.4 miles
    
UTC Reading 1.6 miles
    
Maiden Erlegh School in Reading 1.6 miles
    
Maiden Erlegh School 1.8 miles
    
The WREN School 1.9 miles
    
Oakbank 1.9 miles
    
Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School 1.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Brixham Road, Reading, RG2 7RB. The nearest is Long Barn Lane Surgery, approximately 710 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 Brixham Road, Reading, RG2 7RB. The nearest is BERKSHIRE CDS (Whitley), approximately 240 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 Brixham Road, Reading, RG2 7RB. The nearest is Circle Reading Hospital, approximately 850 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Brixham Road, Reading, RG2 7RB. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 0.9 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.


 

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Broadband in RG2 7RB

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 33 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 59.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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