Area Information for Haywards Heath, RH17 5YB

This postcode in Haywards Heath is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Cuckfield ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Mid Sussex. This page combines information for the address Haywards Heath, RH17 5YB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of RH17 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 June 1999. 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 Village
Local Authority Mid Sussex
Ward Cuckfield
Constituency Mid Sussex
Region South East
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Haywards Heath, RH17 5YB 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 Haywards Heath 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 74
Semi-Detached 53
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 133
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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 64
Owned with Mortgage 49
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rent Free 1
Total 129

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 21
Two People 57
Three People 16
Four People 27
Five People 7
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 129

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 38
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 88

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 Mid Sussex constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 171
Female 161
Total 332

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 9
8-9 8
10-14 18
15 5
16-17 11
18-19 4
20-24 12
25-29 7
30-44 59
45-59 66
60-64 45
65-74 47
75-84 14
85-89 4
90+ 2
Total 332

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RH17 5YB 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 59
Married 173
Divorced 21
Separated 5
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 271

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 187
Good 97
Fair 35
Bad 9
Very Bad 4
Total 332

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 115
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs 26
No GCSEs 32
Other 14
Total 271

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Haywards Heath) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% 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 329
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 332

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 316
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 2
Other 9
Total 332

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 RH17 5YB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 302
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 3
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 219
No Religion 75
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 34
Total 332

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Cuckfield ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 75
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 46
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 58
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 2
Total 251

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 7
Manufacturing 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 18
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 19
Total 163

Haywards Heath, RH17 5YB is within the Balcombe, Handcross, Pease Pottage, Ansty, Staplefield and Cuckfield policing neighbourhood, under the Sussex 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 RH17 5YB
Neighbourhood Team Address Balcombe, Handcross, Pease Pottage, Ansty, Staplefield and Cuckfield
The Brow
Burgess Hill
RH15 9BU
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Below are the details of the closest services to RH17 5YB. 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 RH17 5YB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Haywards Heath, RH17 5YB. The nearest railway station is Haywards Heath, approximately 2.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Haywards Heath 2.6 miles
Wivelsfield 3.3 miles
Balcombe 3.8 miles
Burgess Hill 3.8 miles
Hassocks 5.5 miles
Plumpton 6.9 miles
Crawley 7.6 miles
Faygate 7.7 miles
Three Bridges 7.8 miles
Horsham 8 miles
Ifield 8 miles
Littlehaven 8.1 miles
Christs Hospital 9.2 miles
Warnham 9.4 miles
Cooksbridge 9.7 miles
Falmer 11 miles
Gatwick Airport 11 miles
East Grinstead 11 miles
Preston Park 11 miles
Moulsecoomb 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Haywards Heath, RH17 5YB. The nearest is Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, Cuckfield, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, Cuckfield 1.3 miles
Bolney CofE Primary School 1.9 miles
Bolnore Village Primary School 2.3 miles
Harlands Primary School 2.4 miles
St Mark's CofE Primary School 2.5 miles
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Haywards Heath 2.9 miles
Warninglid Primary School 2.9 miles
Warden Park Primary Academy 3 miles
Sheddingdean Community Primary School 3 miles
The Gattons Infant School 3.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Haywards Heath, RH17 5YB. The nearest is Warden Park School, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Warden Park School 1.4 miles
St Paul's Catholic College 2.6 miles
Oathall Community College 3.2 miles
The Burgess Hill Academy 3.8 miles
Downlands Community School 5.8 miles
Thomas Bennett Community College 6.7 miles
The Forest School 7.3 miles
Millais School 7.4 miles
Chailey School 7.5 miles
Tanbridge House School 9.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Haywards Heath, RH17 5YB. The nearest is Cuckfield Medical Centre, approximately 1.3 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cuckfield Medical Centre 1.3 miles
Dolphins Practice 2.2 miles
Newtons Practice 2.7 miles
Vale Surgery 2.7 miles
Meadows Surgery 2.9 miles
Dr R Miarkowski And Partners 3.2 miles
The Avenue Surgery 3.5 miles
Brow Medical Centre 3.6 miles
Lindfield Medical Centre 3.7 miles
Northlands Wood Surgery 3.7 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Haywards Heath, RH17 5YB. The nearest is Cuckfield Dental Practice, approximately 1.1 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 5 closest hospitals to Haywards Heath, RH17 5YB. The nearest is Nuffield Health, Haywards Heath Hospital, approximately 2.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Nuffield Health, Haywards Heath Hospital 2.6 miles
Chalkhill 3.2 miles
Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre 3.3 miles
Princess Royal Hospital 3.4 miles
Horsham Hospital 8.3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Haywards Heath, RH17 5YB. The nearest is Armstrongs Opticians Ltd, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Armstrongs Opticians Ltd 2.7 miles
Vision Express 2.8 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.8 miles
Boots-Haywards Heath 2.8 miles
Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care 2.8 miles
Scrivens Opticians 2.8 miles
Gardiner Opticians 3.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.7 miles
Vision Express 3.8 miles
Early and Edmonds 3.9 miles

* 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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