Area Information for High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0LJ

High Street in Biggleswade is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Biggleswade South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North East Bedfordshire. This page combines information for the address High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0LJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SG18 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 SG18 0LJ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Central Bedfordshire
Ward Biggleswade South
Constituency North East 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 High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0LJ:

High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0LA
High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0LD
Crab Lane, Biggleswade, SG18 0LN
Church Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0FF
High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0JH
Rose Lane, Biggleswade, SG18 0JT

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SG18 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0LJ 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 28 property sales in High Street 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

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 4
Semi-Detached 18
Terraced 53
Flat (Purpose-Built) 39
Flat (Converted) 17
Residence in Commercial Building 40
Total 171
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing High Street, Biggleswade contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 44% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 55
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 58
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 1
Total 141

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 70
Two People 51
Three People 14
Four People 4
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 141

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 48
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 126

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 SG18 0LJ however is predominantly male (60%). 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).

Gender
Male 147
Female 99
Total 246

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 10
5-7 6
8-9 2
10-14 8
15 1
16-17 2
18-19 5
20-24 18
25-29 45
30-44 76
45-59 38
60-64 10
65-74 14
75-84 8
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 246

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in SG18 0LJ 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 99
Married 69
Divorced 25
Separated 13
Widowed 10
Same Sex 3
Total 219

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.

Health
Very Good 102
Good 108
Fair 28
Bad 8
Very Bad 0
Total 246

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) 62
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 45
Other 15
Total 219

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% 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 213
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 9
Pakistani 3
Other Asian 3
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 2
Total 246

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 202
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 19
Other 17
Total 246

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 SG18 0LJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 184
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 17
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 38

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.

Religion
Christian 125
No Religion 85
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 8
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 24
Total 246

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Biggleswade South ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 61% 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 127
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 4
Total 208

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 18
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 168

High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0LJ is within the Archive - Sandy,Biggleswade,Potton,Shefford - Do not use policing neighbourhood, under the Bedfordshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In August 2020, 83 crimes were reported within half a mile of SG18 0LJ.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 83 crimes committed near High Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Archive - Sandy,Biggleswade,Potton,Shefford - Do not use
Woburn Road
Kempston
MK43 9AX
Force Website: http://www.bedfordshire.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to SG18 0LJ. 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 SG18 0LJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0LJ. The nearest railway station is Biggleswade, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Biggleswade 270 yards
Sandy 2.8 miles
Arlesey 4.2 miles
Baldock 7.2 miles
Letchworth Garden City 7.5 miles
Ashwell & Morden 7.5 miles
Bedford St Johns 9.2 miles
Hitchin 9.2 miles
Bedford 9.9 miles
St Neots 11 miles
Royston 11 miles
Kempston Hardwick 11 miles
Stewartby 12 miles
Meldreth 12 miles
Flitwick 12 miles
Millbrook (Bedfordshire) 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0LJ. The nearest is Lawnside Academy, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lawnside Academy 410 yards
    
St Andrew's CofE VC Lower School 540 yards
    
Caldecote Church of England Academy 1.7 miles
    
Langford Village Academy 1.9 miles
    
Sutton CofE VA Lower School 2.6 miles
    
Dunton CofE VC Lower School 2.7 miles
    
St Swithun's Church of England VC Primary School 2.9 miles
    
Northill CofE VA Lower School 3 miles
    
Southill Lower School 3.1 miles
    
Laburnum Primary School 3.3 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0LJ. The nearest is Stratton Upper School, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stratton Upper School 840 yards
    
Sandy Secondary School 3.7 miles
    
Samuel Whitbread Academy 4.2 miles
    
The Knights Templar School 7.5 miles
    
Bedford Academy 8.4 miles
    
Goldington Academy 8.7 miles
    
Mark Rutherford School 8.9 miles
    
Castle Newnham School 9.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0LJ. The nearest is Ivel Medical Centre, approximately 250 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 High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0LJ. The nearest is St Andrews Dental Practice, approximately 320 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 1 closest hospitals to High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0LJ. The nearest is Biggleswade Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Biggleswade Hospital 1.1 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to High Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0LJ. The nearest is Clear Vision Direct, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Clear Vision Direct < 50 yards
S H Harrold Ltd 230 yards
Allders Opticians 330 yards
Boots Opticians 1.1 miles
Allders Opticians 3.1 miles
Stephen Hing Opticians 4.5 miles
Paul Adler Optometrist 5.2 miles
Allders Opticians 7.6 miles
John Kaye Optometrist 9 miles
Homesight 9.3 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.


 

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Broadband in SG18 0LJ

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 14 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 58Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 150Mbps
Average Upload Speed 9.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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