Area Information for Biggleswade, SG18 8NB

This postcode 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 Biggleswade, SG18 8NB, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1994. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

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 Biggleswade, SG18 8NB:

Hawesmere Close, Biggleswade, SG18 8QH
Rydal Crescent, Biggleswade, SG18 8QJ
Buttermere Path, Biggleswade, SG18 8QL
Grasmere Road, Biggleswade, SG18 8QN
Windermere Drive, Biggleswade, SG18 8LT
Eldon Way, Biggleswade, SG18 8NH

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 Biggleswade, SG18 8NB 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 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 20
Semi-Detached 98
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 124
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 76
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 121

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 67
Three People 11
Four People 6
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 121

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 15
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 50

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 118
Female 123
Total 241

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around SG18 8NB has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 46% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 4
5-7 4
8-9 2
10-14 7
15 1
16-17 2
18-19 6
20-24 8
25-29 2
30-44 33
45-59 41
60-64 19
65-74 49
75-84 48
85-89 13
90+ 2
Total 241

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG18 8NB 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 30
Married 141
Divorced 18
Separated 4
Widowed 30
Same Sex 0
Total 223

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 79
Good 97
Fair 45
Bad 18
Very Bad 2
Total 241

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) 50
Apprenticeship 16
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 24
No GCSEs or Equivalent 62
Other 16
Total 223

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 95% 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 229
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Bangladeshi 6
Other Asian 1
Black Caribbean 2
Other 1
Total 241

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 217
Wales 7
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 4
Other 7
Total 241

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 8NB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 208
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 28

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 175
No Religion 38
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 6
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 21
Total 241

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Biggleswade South ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 28% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 55
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5
Retired 44
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 0
Total 160

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 13
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 104

Biggleswade, SG18 8NB 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 SG18 8NB
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 8NB. 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 8NB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 17 closest railway stations to Biggleswade, SG18 8NB. The nearest railway station is Biggleswade, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Biggleswade 0.5 miles
Sandy 3.4 miles
Arlesey 3.5 miles
Baldock 6.6 miles
Letchworth 6.8 miles
Ashwell & Morden 7.2 miles
Hitchin 8.6 miles
Bedford St Johns 9.5 miles
Royston 11 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 Biggleswade, SG18 8NB. The nearest is Lawnside Lower School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lawnside Lower School 0.8 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 2.7 miles
    
Southill Lower School 2.8 miles
    
Sutton CofE VA Lower School 3 miles
    
Raynsford Church of England Academy 3.3 miles
    
Clifton All Saints Academy 3.3 miles
    
Northill CofE VA Lower School 3.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 9 closest secondary schools to Biggleswade, SG18 8NB. The nearest is Stratton Upper School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stratton Upper School 0.8 miles
    
Samuel Whitbread Academy 3.7 miles
    
Pix Brook Academy 4.2 miles  
Sandy Secondary School 4.4 miles
    
The Knights Templar School 6.8 miles
    
Bedford Academy 8.7 miles
    
Goldington Academy 9.1 miles
    
Mark Rutherford School 9.3 miles
    
Castle Newnham School 9.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Biggleswade, SG18 8NB. The nearest is Saffron Road Surgery, approximately 0.5 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 Biggleswade, SG18 8NB. The nearest is Ballard & Tucker Dental Surgery, approximately 0.5 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 10 closest opticians to Biggleswade, SG18 8NB. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 0.6 miles
Clear Vision Direct 0.7 miles
S H Harrold Ltd 0.7 miles
Boots Opticians 0.7 miles
Allders Opticians 3.8 miles
Stephen Hing Opticians 4 miles
Paul Adler Optometrist 4.5 miles
Vision Care 6.9 miles
Andrew Merry 6.9 miles
Allders Opticians 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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