Area Information for Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 5QP

Pontefract Road in Barnsley is in the Yorkshire and The Humber region of England. The postcode is within the Monk Bretton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Barnsley Central. This page combines information for the address Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 5QP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of S71 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 S71 5QP.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Barnsley
Ward Monk Bretton
Constituency Barnsley Central
Region Yorkshire and The Humber
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 Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 5QP:

Grange Lane, Barnsley, S71 5QH
Rotherham Road, Barnsley, S71 5RF
Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 5QT
Rotherham Road, Barnsley, S71 5QR
Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 5QN
Grange Crescent, Barnsley, S71 5QJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about S71 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 5QP 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 4 property sales in Pontefract 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 Pontefract Road, Barnsley 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 87
Terraced 20
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 121
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Pontefract Road, Barnsley contains a higher than average level of social housing - 34% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 39
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 37
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rent Free 2
Total 113

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 22
Two People 33
Three People 26
Four People 20
Five People 8
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 113

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 46
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 Barnsley Central constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 44% male.

Male 139
Female 174
Total 313

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 22
5-7 20
8-9 7
10-14 31
15 3
16-17 13
18-19 12
20-24 31
25-29 15
30-44 56
45-59 58
60-64 5
65-74 23
75-84 15
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 313

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode S71 5QP 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 86
Married 109
Divorced 16
Separated 8
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 230

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 137
Good 102
Fair 52
Bad 18
Very Bad 4
Total 313

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Pontefract Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 43% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 19
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 98
Other 7
Total 230

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Pontefract Road, Barnsley) 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 97% 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 303
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Pakistani 4
Black African 4
Other 1
Total 313

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 297
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 3
Other 7
Total 313

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 S71 5QP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 214
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 98

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 199
No Religion 97
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 4
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 13
Total 313

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 66
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 22
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 8
Total 213

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 14
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 112

Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 5QP is within the Barnsley North East policing neighbourhood, under the South Yorkshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2020, 78 crimes were reported within half a mile of S71 5QP.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 78 crimes committed near Pontefract Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Barnsley North East
58 Station Road
S71 4ET
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Below are the details of the closest services to S71 5QP. 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 S71 5QP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 5QP. The nearest railway station is Barnsley, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Barnsley 1.4 miles
Wombwell 2.8 miles
Dodworth 3.7 miles
Elsecar 3.9 miles
Darton 4.3 miles
Silkstone Common 5.2 miles
Goldthorpe 5.5 miles
Thurnscoe 5.5 miles
Bolton-upon-Dearne 5.9 miles
Fitzwilliam 6 miles
Moorthorpe 6.2 miles
Chapeltown (South Yorkshire) 6.5 miles
South Elmsall 7 miles
Swinton (South Yorks) 7.3 miles
Sandal & Agbrigg 7.6 miles
Penistone 7.7 miles
Mexborough 7.7 miles
Streethouse 8.6 miles
Wakefield Kirkgate 8.8 miles
Rotherham Central 9.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 5QP. The nearest is Outwood Primary Academy Littleworth Grange, approximately 600 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Outwood Primary Academy Littleworth Grange 600 yards
Oakhill Primary Academy 0.7 miles
Hunningley Primary School 0.9 miles
The Forest Academy 1.1 miles
St Helen's Primary Academy 1.1 miles
Burton Road Primary School 1.1 miles
Oakwell Rise Primary Academy 1.3 miles
Queens Road Academy 1.3 miles
Worsbrough Bank End Primary School 1.4 miles
Birkwood Primary School 1.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 5QP. The nearest is Barnsley Academy, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Barnsley Academy 1.4 miles
Outwood Academy Carlton 2.3 miles
Netherwood Academy 2.5 miles
Horizon Community College 2.6 miles
Outwood Academy Shafton 2.7 miles
Kirk Balk Academy 3.7 miles
Darton Academy 4.7 miles
Outwood Academy Hemsworth 5.7 miles
Wath Academy 5.8 miles
The Dearne Academy 5.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 5QP. The nearest is BHF Surgery, Lundwood, approximately 410 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 Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 5QP. The nearest is mydentist, Pontefract Road, Barnsley, approximately 410 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 6 closest hospitals to Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 5QP. The nearest is Kendray Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kendray Hospital 0.8 miles
Barnsley District General Hospital 2.4 miles
Barnsley District Hospital 2.4 miles
Barnsley Hospital 2.4 miles
Wathwood Hospital 6 miles
Montagu Hospital 7.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 5QP. The nearest is Tennyson Optical, 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.