Area Information for Compton Mead, Biggleswade, SG18 8LW

Compton Mead in Biggleswade is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Biggleswade North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North East Bedfordshire. This page combines information for the address Compton Mead, Biggleswade, SG18 8LW, 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 8LW.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Central Bedfordshire
Ward Biggleswade North
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 Compton Mead, Biggleswade, SG18 8LW:

Sherrington Grove, Biggleswade, SG18 8LQ
Crick Road, Biggleswade, SG18 8ND
Maskin Drive, Biggleswade, SG18 8JQ
Hunt Road, Biggleswade, SG18 8JZ
Walker Mead, Biggleswade, SG18 8GW
Finzi Grove, Biggleswade, SG18 8UE

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 Compton Mead, Biggleswade, SG18 8LW 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 12 property sales in Compton Mead 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 Compton Mead, 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 34
Semi-Detached 102
Terraced 44
Flat (Purpose-Built) 20
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 203
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 54
Owned with Mortgage 85
Shared Ownership 8
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 22
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 187

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 41
Two People 69
Three People 27
Four People 34
Five People 10
Six People 5
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 187

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 60
C2 - Skilled manual workers 31
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 26
Total 140

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.

Male 235
Female 266
Total 501

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 27
5-7 29
8-9 16
10-14 38
15 7
16-17 14
18-19 7
20-24 29
25-29 36
30-44 115
45-59 62
60-64 32
65-74 36
75-84 40
85-89 6
90+ 7
Total 501

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG18 8LW 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 110
Married 205
Divorced 26
Separated 5
Widowed 38
Same Sex 0
Total 384

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 249
Good 150
Fair 75
Bad 19
Very Bad 8
Total 501

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) 80
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 54
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 62
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 58
No GCSEs or Equivalent 108
Other 10
Total 384

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% 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 466
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Pakistani 6
Chinese 6
Other Asian 10
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 2
Total 501

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 460
Wales 4
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 26
Total 501

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 8LW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 366
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 103

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 303
No Religion 156
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 6
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 32
Total 501

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 131
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 49
Self Employed 41
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 48
Looking After Home or Family 20
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 4
Total 331

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 2
Manufacturing 19
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 44
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 22
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 35
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 228

Compton Mead, Biggleswade, SG18 8LW 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Compton Mead
Neighbourhood Team Address Sandy,Biggleswade,Potton,Shefford
Woburn Road
MK43 9AX
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Below are the details of the closest services to SG18 8LW. 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 8LW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Compton Mead, Biggleswade, SG18 8LW. The nearest railway station is Biggleswade, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Biggleswade 0.8 miles
Sandy 2.6 miles
Arlesey 4.7 miles
Ashwell & Morden 7.3 miles
Baldock 7.4 miles
Letchworth 7.9 miles
St Neots 9.5 miles
Bedford St Johns 9.7 miles
Hitchin 9.7 miles
Royston 9.8 miles
Bedford 11 miles
Kempston Hardwick 11 miles
Meldreth 11 miles
Stewartby 12 miles
Shepreth 12 miles
Flitwick 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Compton Mead, Biggleswade, SG18 8LW. The nearest is Lawnside Lower School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lawnside Lower School 0.5 miles
St Andrew's CofE VC Lower School 0.8 miles
Sutton CofE VA Lower School 1.8 miles
Caldecote Church of England Academy 2.1 miles
Dunton CofE VC Lower School 2.3 miles
Langford Village Academy 2.5 miles
St Swithun's Church of England VC Primary School 2.7 miles
Potton Lower School 2.8 miles
Laburnum Primary School 3.2 miles
Robert Peel Primary School 3.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Compton Mead, Biggleswade, SG18 8LW. The nearest is Stratton Upper School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stratton Upper School half a mile
Sandy Secondary School 3.5 miles
Samuel Whitbread Academy 4.9 miles
Pix Brook Academy 5.2 miles  
Bassingbourn Village College 8.1 miles
Goldington Academy 9 miles
Mark Rutherford School 9.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Compton Mead, Biggleswade, SG18 8LW. The nearest is Ivel Medical Centre, approximately 0.6 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 Compton Mead, Biggleswade, SG18 8LW. The nearest is Smiles Orthodontic Practice, approximately 0.9 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 8 closest opticians to Compton Mead, Biggleswade, SG18 8LW. The nearest is Clear Vision Direct, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Clear Vision Direct 0.7 miles
S H Harrold Ltd 0.9 miles
Allders Opticians 0.9 miles
Boots Opticians 1.3 miles
Allders Opticians 3 miles
Stephen Hing Opticians 5.2 miles
Paul Adler Optometrist 5.5 miles
John Kaye Optometrist 9.2 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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