Area Information for Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5PR

This postcode in Chicksands is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Shefford ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Mid Bedfordshire. This page combines information for the address Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5PR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SG17 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 Village
Local Authority Central Bedfordshire
Ward Shefford
Constituency Mid Bedfordshire
Region Eastern
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5PR 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 Chicksands, Shefford consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 22
Semi-Detached 37
Terraced 133
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 194
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Chicksands, Shefford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 80% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7
Owned with Mortgage 15
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 8
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 111
Rent Free 0
Total 147

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 2
Two People 46
Three People 40
Four People 40
Five People 12
Six People 7
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 147

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 25
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 104
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 145

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 Bedfordshire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 55% male.

Male 369
Female 306
Total 675

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 61
5-7 29
8-9 22
10-14 43
15 5
16-17 12
18-19 15
20-24 95
25-29 100
30-44 235
45-59 50
60-64 2
65-74 5
75-84 1
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 675

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG17 5PR 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 220
Married 266
Divorced 12
Separated 13
Widowed 2
Same Sex 2
Total 515

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 97% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 517
Good 135
Fair 19
Bad 3
Very Bad 1
Total 675

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) 182
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 116
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 109
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 62
No GCSEs or Equivalent 23
Other 15
Total 515

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 633
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 1
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 1
Other Asian 12
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 3
Total 675

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 514
Wales 24
Scotland 25
Northern Ireland 21
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 50
Other 39
Total 675

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 SG17 5PR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 587
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 17
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 53

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 389
No Religion 204
Buddhist 4
Hindu 5
Jewish 1
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 67
Total 675

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Shefford 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 369
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 46
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 30
Retired 3
Looking After Home or Family 26
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 8
Total 514

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 4
Manufacturing 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 322
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 27
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 444

Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5PR 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near SG17 5PR
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 Chicksands. 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 SG17 5PR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5PR. The nearest railway station is Arlesey, approximately 4.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Arlesey 4.3 miles
Biggleswade 5.1 miles
Flitwick 6.3 miles
Sandy 6.5 miles
Kempston Hardwick 6.8 miles
Stewartby 6.9 miles
Millbrook (Bedfordshire) 7.2 miles
Letchworth Garden City 7.3 miles
Bedford St Johns 7.3 miles
Hitchin 7.6 miles
Bedford 8 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 8 miles
Baldock 8.3 miles
Lidlington 8.3 miles
Ridgmont 9.9 miles
Leagrave 11 miles
Ashwell & Morden 11 miles
Luton 12 miles
Aspley Guise 12 miles
Stevenage 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5PR. The nearest is Campton Academy, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Campton Academy 1 mile  
Shefford Lower School 1.1 miles
Haynes Lower School 2.1 miles
Southill Lower School 2.2 miles
Meppershall Church of England Academy 2.3 miles
St Mary's VA CofE Lower School 2.4 miles
Gravenhurst Academy 2.5 miles
Clifton All Saints Academy 2.7 miles
Shillington Lower School 3.3 miles
Raynsford Church of England Academy 3.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5PR. The nearest is Samuel Whitbread Academy, approximately 2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Samuel Whitbread Academy 2 miles
Wixams Academy 5.4 miles  
Stratton Upper School 5.6 miles
Redborne Upper School and Community College 6 miles
Bedford Academy 6.4 miles
The Priory School 6.6 miles
Fearnhill School 6.8 miles
Daubeney Academy 7 miles
Sandy Secondary School 7.1 miles
The Highfield School 7.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5PR. The nearest is Shefford Health Centre, approximately 1.9 miles 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 Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5PR. The nearest is Shefford Dental Practice, approximately 1.3 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 Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5PR. The nearest is Biggleswade Hospital, approximately 6.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Biggleswade Hospital 6.3 miles
Steppingley Hospital 6.7 miles
Bedford Hospital South Wing 7.4 miles
Pinehill Hospital 7.8 miles
Bedford Hospital North Wing 7.9 miles
BMI The Manor Hospital 9.1 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5PR. The nearest is Stephen Hing Opticians, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stephen Hing Opticians 1.5 miles
Allders Opticians 5 miles
S H Harrold Ltd 5.1 miles
Clear Vision Direct 5.2 miles
Boots Opticians 5.4 miles
Allders Opticians 5.6 miles
Allders Opticians 6 miles
Paul Adler Optometrist 6.1 miles
Allders Opticians 6.2 miles
Ideal Eyewear Ltd 6.3 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.