Area Information for West Road, Sandy, SG19 1HB

West Road in Sandy is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Sandy ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North East Bedfordshire. This page combines information for the address West Road, Sandy, SG19 1HB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SG19 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 SG19 1HB.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Central Bedfordshire
Ward Sandy
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 West Road, Sandy, SG19 1HB:

All Saints Way, Sandy, SG19 1DX
West Field Gardens, Sandy, SG19 1HF
All Saints Way, Sandy, SG19 1DY
All Hallows, Sandy, SG19 1HS
South Road, Sandy, SG19 1HE
Queens Road, Sandy, SG19 1HD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SG19 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about West Road, Sandy, SG19 1HB 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 33 property sales in West Road 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 West Road, Sandy 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 27
Semi-Detached 79
Terraced 23
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 130
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing West Road, Sandy contains a higher than average level of social housing - 29% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 43
Owned with Mortgage 43
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 32
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 0
Total 128

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 50
Three People 15
Four People 13
Five People 8
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 128

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 10
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 70

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 48% male.

Gender
Male 136
Female 148
Total 284

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 15
5-7 7
8-9 4
10-14 16
15 2
16-17 10
18-19 5
20-24 12
25-29 13
30-44 36
45-59 58
60-64 23
65-74 46
75-84 31
85-89 3
90+ 3
Total 284

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG19 1HB 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 60
Married 121
Divorced 28
Separated 6
Widowed 23
Same Sex 2
Total 240

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 83
Good 137
Fair 49
Bad 11
Very Bad 4
Total 284

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

West Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 40% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 42
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 41
No GCSEs or Equivalent 97
Other 11
Total 240

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (West Road, Sandy) 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 99% 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 281
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Total 284

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 261
Wales 4
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 8
Other 4
Total 284

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 SG19 1HB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 208
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 71

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 193
No Religion 81
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 10
Total 284

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Sandy ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% 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 64
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 45
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 9
Total 203

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 8
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 113

West Road, Sandy, SG19 1HB 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 December 2019, 51 crimes were reported within half a mile of SG19 1HB.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 51 crimes committed near West Road
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 SG19 1HB. 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 SG19 1HB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 13 closest railway stations to West Road, Sandy, SG19 1HB. The nearest railway station is Sandy, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Sandy 0.8 miles
Biggleswade 3.6 miles
St Neots 7.2 miles
Bedford St Johns 7.3 miles
Arlesey 7.4 miles
Bedford 7.8 miles
Kempston Hardwick 9.2 miles
Stewartby 11 miles
Ashwell & Morden 11 miles
Baldock 11 miles
Letchworth Garden City 11 miles
Millbrook (Bedfordshire) 12 miles
Flitwick 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to West Road, Sandy, SG19 1HB. The nearest is Laburnum Primary School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Laburnum Primary School 350 yards
    
Robert Peel Primary School 620 yards
    
St Swithun's Church of England VC Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Maple Tree Primary School 0.7 miles
    
John Donne Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Moggerhanger Primary School 1.5 miles
    
Northill CofE VA Lower School 2.1 miles
    
Caldecote Church of England Academy 2.4 miles
    
Everton Heath Primary School 2.5 miles
    
Great Barford Church of England Primary Academy 2.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to West Road, Sandy, SG19 1HB. The nearest is Sandy Secondary School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sandy Secondary School half a mile
    
Stratton Upper School 3.7 miles
    
Ernulf Academy 5.9 miles
    
Mark Rutherford School 6.1 miles
    
Goldington Academy 6.3 miles
    
Samuel Whitbread Academy 6.6 miles
    
Castle Newnham School 6.7 miles
    
Bedford Academy 6.7 miles
    
Bedford Free School 7.2 miles
    
St Thomas More Catholic School 7.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to West Road, Sandy, SG19 1HB. The nearest is Sandy Health Centre, approximately 730 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Sandy Health Centre 730 yards
Shannon Court Surgery half a mile
Great Barford Surgery 2.9 miles
Ivel Medical Centre 3.4 miles
Saffron Road Surgery 3.6 miles
Greensands (Potton) 3.6 miles
Dr Heslop & Partners 4.7 miles
Dr Kirkham & Partners 5.1 miles
The Medical Centre 5.5 miles
Dumbelton Medical Centre 5.7 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to West Road, Sandy, SG19 1HB. The nearest is Cloves Dental Practice, approximately 680 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 4 closest hospitals to West Road, Sandy, SG19 1HB. The nearest is Biggleswade Hospital, approximately 3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Biggleswade Hospital 3 miles
Lakeside Hospital 4.6 miles
Bedford Hospital North Wing 7 miles
Bedford Hospital South Wing 7.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to West Road, Sandy, SG19 1HB. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 680 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 680 yards
S H Harrold Ltd 3.4 miles
Clear Vision Direct 3.4 miles
Allders Opticians 3.5 miles
Boots Opticians 4.5 miles
A Domi Care 5.7 miles
Tesco Opticians St Neots 6 miles
John Kaye Optometrist 6.3 miles
Stephen Hing Opticians 6.7 miles
Adlam & Coomber 6.7 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 SG19 1HB

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 45 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 72.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.3Mbps
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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