Area Information for Northcroft, Sandy, SG19 1JQ

Northcroft 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 Northcroft, Sandy, SG19 1JQ, 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.

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 Northcroft, Sandy, SG19 1JQ:

Pleasant Place, Sandy, SG19 1HX
Sunderland Road, Sandy, SG19 1JZ
Market Square, Sandy, SG19 1HU
Northcroft, Sandy, SG19 1JJ
Cambridge Road, Sandy, SG19 1JE
Sunderland Road, Sandy, SG19 1JU

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 Northcroft, Sandy, SG19 1JQ 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

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 23
Semi-Detached 37
Terraced 75
Flat (Purpose-Built) 25
Flat (Converted) 3
Total 163
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Northcroft, Sandy contains a higher than average level of social housing - 28% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 34
Owned with Mortgage 51
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 39
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 28
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 160

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 54
Two People 58
Three People 22
Four People 20
Five People 3
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 160

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 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 29
Total 116

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 50% male.

Male 173
Female 176
Total 349

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 26
5-7 10
8-9 5
10-14 16
15 7
16-17 5
18-19 1
20-24 25
25-29 18
30-44 83
45-59 73
60-64 19
65-74 21
75-84 31
85-89 5
90+ 4
Total 349

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG19 1JQ 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 78
Married 139
Divorced 42
Separated 5
Widowed 18
Same Sex 3
Total 285

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 147
Good 125
Fair 58
Bad 11
Very Bad 8
Total 349

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) 64
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 49
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 68
Other 16
Total 285

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 326
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 2
Chinese 4
Other Asian 3
Black African 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 3
Total 349

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 310
Wales 1
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 9
Other 21
Total 349

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 1JQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 256
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 16
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 65

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 213
No Religion 106
Buddhist 6
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 19
Total 349

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 117
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 3
Total 245

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 23
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 22
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 16
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 17
Total 180

Northcroft, Sandy, SG19 1JQ 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 February 2020, 81 crimes were reported within half a mile of SG19 1JQ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 81 crimes committed near Northcroft
Neighbourhood Team Address Sandy,Biggleswade,Potton,Shefford
Woburn Road
MK43 9AX
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to SG19 1JQ. 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 1JQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to Northcroft, Sandy, SG19 1JQ. The nearest railway station is Sandy, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Sandy 810 yards
Biggleswade 3.3 miles
St Neots 7.2 miles
Arlesey 7.3 miles
Bedford St Johns 7.6 miles
Bedford 8.2 miles
Kempston Hardwick 9.6 miles
Ashwell & Morden 11 miles
Baldock 11 miles
Letchworth Garden City 11 miles
Stewartby 11 miles
Millbrook (Bedfordshire) 12 miles
Hitchin 13 miles
Royston 13 miles
Flitwick 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Northcroft, Sandy, SG19 1JQ. The nearest is Robert Peel Primary School, approximately 330 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Robert Peel Primary School 330 yards
Laburnum Primary School 520 yards
St Swithun's Church of England VC Primary School 530 yards
Maple Tree Primary School 0.8 miles
John Donne Church of England Primary School 1.7 miles
Moggerhanger Primary School 1.9 miles
Everton Heath Primary School 2.2 miles
Northill CofE VA Lower School 2.3 miles
Caldecote Church of England Academy 2.3 miles
Potton Lower School 2.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Northcroft, Sandy, SG19 1JQ. The nearest is Sandy Secondary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sandy Secondary School 0.5 miles
Stratton Upper School 3.4 miles
Ernulf Academy 6 miles
Mark Rutherford School 6.6 miles
Samuel Whitbread Academy 6.6 miles
Goldington Academy 6.7 miles
Bedford Academy 7.1 miles
Castle Newnham School 7.1 miles
Bedford Free School 7.6 miles
St Thomas More Catholic School 7.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Northcroft, Sandy, SG19 1JQ. The nearest is Sandy Health Centre, approximately < 50 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 < 50 yards
Shannon Court Surgery 220 yards
Ivel Medical Centre 3.1 miles
Greensands (Potton) 3.2 miles
Great Barford Surgery 3.3 miles
Saffron Road Surgery 3.3 miles
Dr Heslop & Partners 4.4 miles
Dr Kirkham & Partners 4.9 miles
Dumbelton Medical Centre 5.7 miles
The Medical Centre 5.9 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Northcroft, Sandy, SG19 1JQ. The nearest is Sandy Health Centre Dental Department, approximately < 50 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 Northcroft, Sandy, SG19 1JQ. The nearest is Biggleswade Hospital, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Biggleswade Hospital 2.7 miles
Lakeside Hospital 4.8 miles
Bedford Hospital North Wing 7.4 miles
Bedford Hospital South Wing 7.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Northcroft, Sandy, SG19 1JQ. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 150 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 150 yards
S H Harrold Ltd 3.2 miles
Clear Vision Direct 3.2 miles
Allders Opticians 3.2 miles
Boots Opticians 4.3 miles
A Domi Care 5.7 miles
Tesco Opticians St Neots 6 miles
Stephen Hing Opticians 6.6 miles
Adlam & Coomber 6.7 miles
John Kaye Optometrist 6.8 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.