Area Information for Gap Way, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0RU

Gap Way in Woodcote is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Woodcote & Rotherfield ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Henley. This page combines information for the address Gap Way, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0RU, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of RG8 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 RG8 0RU.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority South Oxfordshire
Ward Woodcote & Rotherfield
Constituency Henley
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 Gap Way, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0RU:

Whitehouse Road, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0RX
Abbots Close, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0UF
Goring Road, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0QG
The Close, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0SB
Wood Green, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0QQ
Beeson Close, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0UZ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about RG8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Gap Way, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0RU 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 5 property sales in Gap Way 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 Gap Way, Woodcote, Reading consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 76
Semi-Detached 19
Terraced 9
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 116
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Gap Way, Woodcote, Reading contains a much higher than average level of people who are living rent-free, 12% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of a mere 1.4%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 42
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 13
Total 106

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 11
Two People 46
Three People 18
Four People 18
Five People 11
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 106

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 43
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 81

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 RG8 0RU however is predominantly male (69%). 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 353
Female 158
Total 511

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around RG8 0RU has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 31% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 13
5-7 10
8-9 8
10-14 93
15 36
16-17 63
18-19 38
20-24 18
25-29 17
30-44 54
45-59 91
60-64 26
65-74 31
75-84 9
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 511

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RG8 0RU 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 145
Married 182
Divorced 10
Separated 4
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 351

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 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 324
Good 145
Fair 32
Bad 8
Very Bad 2
Total 511

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) 149
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 46
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 81
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 27
Other 11
Total 351

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 90% 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 461
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 2
Chinese 13
Other Asian 3
Black African 17
Black Caribbean 2
Other 3
Total 511

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 373
Wales 16
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 39
Other 68
Total 511

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 RG8 0RU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 415
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 40
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 14
Central America 2
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 12
None 18

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 357
No Religion 122
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 28
Total 511

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Woodcote & Rotherfield ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 28% 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 117
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 39
Self Employed 34
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 95
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 5
Total 338

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 72
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 197

Gap Way, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0RU is within the Henley 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 Gap Way
Neighbourhood Team Address Henley
Colwell Drive
OX14 1AU

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Below are the details of the closest services to Woodcote. 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 RG8 0RU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Gap Way, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0RU. The nearest railway station is Goring & Streatley, approximately 2.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Goring & Streatley 2.8 miles
Pangbourne 3.3 miles
Tilehurst 4.6 miles
Cholsey 4.6 miles
Reading West 6.3 miles
Reading 6.6 miles
Theale 6.8 miles
Henley-on-Thames 7.4 miles
Shiplake 8.3 miles
Wargrave 8.7 miles
Earley 9.1 miles
Didcot Parkway 9.2 miles
Aldermaston 9.4 miles
Twyford 9.8 miles
Winnersh Triangle 11 miles
Appleford 11 miles
Midgham 11 miles
Winnersh 11 miles
Culham 12 miles
Mortimer 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Gap Way, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0RU. The nearest is Woodcote Primary School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Woodcote Primary School 350 yards
Checkendon Church of England (A) Primary School 1.4 miles
Stoke Row CofE Primary School 2.4 miles
Goring Church of England Aided Primary School 2.6 miles
Whitchurch Primary School 2.9 miles
South Stoke Primary School 3 miles
Pangbourne Primary School 3.5 miles
Streatley C.E. Voluntary Controlled School 3.5 miles
Purley CofE Primary School 3.6 miles
Kidmore End Church of England Primary School 3.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Gap Way, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0RU. The nearest is Langtree School, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Langtree School 270 yards
Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge 3.7 miles
Denefield School 4.2 miles
Little Heath School 5.3 miles
Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre 5.4 miles
Wallingford School 5.6 miles
Prospect School 6.3 miles
Gillotts School 6.5 miles
Theale Green School 6.6 miles
The WREN School 6.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Gap Way, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0RU. The nearest is Goring & Woodcote Medical Practice, approximately 360 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 Gap Way, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0RU. The nearest is Byways Dental Practice, approximately 1.4 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 Gap Way, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0RU. The nearest is Wallingford Community Hospital, approximately 5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Gap Way, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0RU. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Ltd, approximately 3.3 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.