Area Information for Henlow, SG16 6DN

This postcode in Henlow is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Arlesey ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Mid Bedfordshire. This page combines information for the address Henlow, SG16 6DN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SG16 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Central Bedfordshire
Ward Arlesey
Constituency Mid Bedfordshire
Region Eastern
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 Henlow, SG16 6DN:

Hitchin Road, Henlow Camp, Henlow, SG16 6DP
Bedford Road, Henlow, SG16 6EG
Bedford Road, Henlow, SG16 6DR
Henlow Industrial Estate, Henlow, SG16 6DS
Oldfield Farm Road, Henlow, SG16 6ED
Bedford Road, Lower Stondon, Henlow, SG16 6EA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SG16 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Henlow, SG16 6DN 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 26
Semi-Detached 32
Terraced 64
Flat (Purpose-Built) 23
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 9
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 160
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 50% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 32
Owned with Mortgage 73
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 32
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 0
Total 146

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 66
Two People 40
Three People 21
Four People 14
Five People 2
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 146

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 23
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 43
C2 - Skilled manual workers 41
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 128

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 SG16 6DN however is predominantly male (62%). 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 265
Female 162
Total 427

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 24
5-7 7
8-9 1
10-14 10
15 3
16-17 6
18-19 8
20-24 66
25-29 65
30-44 117
45-59 77
60-64 23
65-74 13
75-84 5
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 427

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in SG16 6DN is high - 5% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 213
Married 107
Divorced 34
Separated 22
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 382

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 253
Good 138
Fair 31
Bad 4
Very Bad 1
Total 427

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) 114
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 77
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 77
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 44
No GCSEs or Equivalent 42
Other 16
Total 382

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 391
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 6
Chinese 6
Other Asian 4
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 7
Total 427

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 349
Wales 14
Scotland 14
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 13
Other 31
Total 427

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 SG16 6DN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 368
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 36

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 224
No Religion 131
Buddhist 1
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 4
Sikh 6
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 59
Total 427

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Arlesey ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 72% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 269
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 5
Total 375

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 23
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 151
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 335

Henlow, SG16 6DN is within the Biggleswade,Sandy, Potton and Shefford policing neighbourhood, under the Bedfordshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2021, 14 crimes were reported within half a mile of SG16 6DN.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 14 crimes committed near SG16 6DN
Neighbourhood Team Address Biggleswade,Sandy, Potton and Shefford
Woburn Road
MK43 9AX
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Below are the details of the closest services to SG16 6DN. 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 SG16 6DN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Henlow, SG16 6DN. The nearest railway station is Arlesey, approximately 2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Arlesey 2 miles
Letchworth Garden City 3.7 miles
Hitchin 4.2 miles
Baldock 5 miles
Biggleswade 5.5 miles
Sandy 8.1 miles
Flitwick 8.2 miles
Ashwell & Morden 8.3 miles
Stevenage 8.4 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 8.8 miles
Leagrave 9.8 miles
Luton 9.9 miles
Stewartby 11 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 11 miles
Millbrook (Bedfordshire) 11 miles
Kempston Hardwick 11 miles
Bedford St Johns 11 miles
Knebworth 11 miles
Lidlington 12 miles
Bedford 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Henlow, SG16 6DN. The nearest is Derwent Lower School, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Derwent Lower School 510 yards
Stondon Lower School 0.9 miles
Gothic Mede Academy 1.8 miles
Raynsford Church of England Academy 1.8 miles
Meppershall Church of England Academy 1.8 miles
Clifton All Saints Academy 1.9 miles
Fairfield Park Lower School 2.5 miles
Shefford Lower School 2.5 miles
Campton Academy 2.7 miles  
Ickleford Primary School 2.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Henlow, SG16 6DN. The nearest is Samuel Whitbread Academy, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Samuel Whitbread Academy 2.1 miles
Fearnhill School 3.2 miles
The Priory School 3.3 miles
The Highfield School 3.8 miles
St Francis College 3.9 miles  
Hitchin Boys' School 4.1 miles
Hitchin Girls' School 4.4 miles
The Knights Templar School 5 miles
Stratton Upper School 5.8 miles
Princess Helena College 6.9 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Henlow, SG16 6DN. The nearest is The Hawthorns, approximately 730 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 Henlow, SG16 6DN. The nearest is Seshagiri Rao Porumamilla, approximately 2 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 6 closest hospitals to Henlow, SG16 6DN. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 4.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pinehill Hospital 4.4 miles
Cygnet Hospital Stevenage 6.7 miles
Biggleswade Hospital 6.8 miles
Lister Hospital 7 miles
Mental Health Service (Lister Hospital) 7 miles
Lister Hospital 7.1 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Henlow, SG16 6DN. The nearest is Stephen Hing Opticians, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stephen Hing Opticians 2.3 miles
Paul Adler Optometrist 3.1 miles
David Stern Opticians 3.8 miles
Allders Opticians 3.8 miles
Vision Care 3.8 miles
Boots-Letchworth 3.8 miles
Andrew Merry 3.8 miles
Vision Care 4.2 miles
Allders Opticians 4.2 miles
Boots-Hitchin 4.3 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.