Area Information for Windermere Drive, Biggleswade, SG18 8LT

Windermere Drive 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 Windermere Drive, Biggleswade, SG18 8LT, 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 8LT.

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 Windermere Drive, Biggleswade, SG18 8LT:

Buttermere Path, Biggleswade, SG18 8QL
Hawesmere Close, Biggleswade, SG18 8QH
Grasmere Road, Biggleswade, SG18 8QN
Derwent Avenue, Biggleswade, SG18 8LY
Windermere Drive, Biggleswade, SG18 8LS
Rydal Crescent, Biggleswade, SG18 8QJ

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 Windermere Drive, Biggleswade, SG18 8LT 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 61 property sales in Windermere Drive 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 Windermere Drive, Biggleswade 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 18
Semi-Detached 75
Terraced 28
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 126
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repayed through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 58% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 71
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 26
Rent Free 0
Total 122

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 34
Two People 31
Three People 31
Four People 23
Five People 1
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 122

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 31
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 25
Total 107

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 North East Bedfordshire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Gender
Male 140
Female 158
Total 298

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 28
5-7 6
8-9 6
10-14 21
15 4
16-17 7
18-19 11
20-24 24
25-29 18
30-44 81
45-59 65
60-64 8
65-74 15
75-84 3
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 298

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG18 8LT 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 85
Married 101
Divorced 31
Separated 8
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 233

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 141
Good 118
Fair 37
Bad 2
Very Bad 0
Total 298

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) 40
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 38
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 54
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 49
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Other 6
Total 233

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Windermere Drive, Biggleswade) 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 100% 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 297
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Total 298

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 260
Wales 4
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 20
Other 4
Total 298

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 8LT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 228
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 20
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 47

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 176
No Religion 111
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 9
Total 298

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 - 51% 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 116
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 44
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 12
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 0
Total 229

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 3
Manufacturing 26
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 26
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 188

Windermere Drive, Biggleswade, SG18 8LT is within the Sandy,Biggleswade,Potton,Shefford policing neighbourhood, under the Bedfordshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2019, 20 crimes were reported within half a mile of SG18 8LT.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 20 crimes committed near Windermere Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address Sandy,Biggleswade,Potton,Shefford
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 8LT. 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 8LT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 17 closest railway stations to Windermere Drive, Biggleswade, SG18 8LT. The nearest railway station is Biggleswade, approximately 850 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Biggleswade 850 yards
Sandy 3.4 miles
Arlesey 3.6 miles
Baldock 6.6 miles
Letchworth 6.9 miles
Ashwell & Morden 7.1 miles
Hitchin 8.6 miles
Bedford St Johns 9.6 miles
Royston 10 miles
Bedford 11 miles
Kempston Hardwick 11 miles
St Neots 11 miles
Stewartby 12 miles
Flitwick 12 miles
Meldreth 12 miles
Millbrook (Beds) 12 miles
Stevenage 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Windermere Drive, Biggleswade, SG18 8LT. The nearest is Lawnside Lower School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lawnside Lower School 0.7 miles
    
St Andrew's CofE VC Lower School 0.9 miles
    
Langford Village Academy 1.3 miles
    
Caldecote Church of England Academy 2.1 miles
    
Dunton CofE VC Lower School 2.6 miles
    
Southill Lower School 2.9 miles
    
Sutton CofE VA Lower School 2.9 miles
    
Raynsford Church of England Academy 3.4 miles
    
Northill CofE VA Lower School 3.4 miles
    
Clifton All Saints Academy 3.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Windermere Drive, Biggleswade, SG18 8LT. The nearest is Stratton Upper School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stratton Upper School 0.7 miles
    
Samuel Whitbread Academy 3.8 miles
    
Pix Brook Academy 4.3 miles  
Sandy Secondary School 4.4 miles
    
The Knights Templar School 6.9 miles
    
Bassingbourn Village College 8.4 miles
    
Bedford Academy 8.7 miles
    
Goldington Academy 9.1 miles
    
Mark Rutherford School 9.3 miles
    
Castle Newnham School 9.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Windermere Drive, Biggleswade, SG18 8LT. The nearest is Saffron Road Surgery, approximately half a mile 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 Windermere Drive, Biggleswade, SG18 8LT. The nearest is Ballard & Tucker Dental Surgery, approximately half a mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Windermere Drive, Biggleswade, SG18 8LT. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 0.6 miles
Clear Vision Direct 0.6 miles
Boots Opticians 0.6 miles
S H Harrold Ltd 0.7 miles
Allders Opticians 3.8 miles
Stephen Hing Opticians 4.1 miles
Paul Adler Optometrist 4.6 miles
Vision Care 7 miles
Allders Opticians 7 miles
Andrew Merry 7 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 8LT

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 33 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 87.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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