Area Information for Woodcock Close, Sandy, SG19 2UW

Woodcock Close 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 Woodcock Close, Sandy, SG19 2UW, 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 2UW.

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 Woodcock Close, Sandy, SG19 2UW:

Kestrel Way, Sandy, SG19 2BE
Osprey Close, Sandy, SG19 2TW
Woodpecker Way, Sandy, SG19 2SQ
Partridge Piece, Sandy, SG19 2UP
Hawk Drive, Sandy, SG19 2WA
Cuckoo Close, Sandy, SG19 2SR

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 Woodcock Close, Sandy, SG19 2UW 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 Woodcock Close 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

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 99
Semi-Detached 74
Terraced 54
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 229
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 67% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 54
Owned with Mortgage 150
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 224

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 43
Two People 76
Three People 45
Four People 43
Five People 14
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 224

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 54
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 80
C2 - Skilled manual workers 45
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 197

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 51% male.

Male 303
Female 288
Total 591

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 44
5-7 26
8-9 23
10-14 44
15 5
16-17 18
18-19 5
20-24 19
25-29 26
30-44 185
45-59 125
60-64 26
65-74 31
75-84 10
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 591

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG19 2UW 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 107
Married 259
Divorced 53
Separated 10
Widowed 16
Same Sex 4
Total 449

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 317
Good 204
Fair 60
Bad 8
Very Bad 2
Total 591

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) 132
Apprenticeship 17
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 65
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 85
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 71
No GCSEs or Equivalent 69
Other 10
Total 449

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 556
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 6
Pakistani 1
Chinese 7
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 591

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 529
Wales 2
Scotland 19
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 14
Other 23
Total 591

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 2UW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 508
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 67

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 328
No Religion 208
Buddhist 4
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 5
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 45
Total 591

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Sandy ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 52% 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 226
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 70
Self Employed 36
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 26
Retired 36
Looking After Home or Family 18
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 5
Total 435

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
Manufacturing 48
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 42
RetailInc. Wholesale 50
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 16
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 20
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 29
Education 32
HealthInc. Social Work 34
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 22
Total 341

Woodcock Close, Sandy, SG19 2UW 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 Woodcock Close
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 2UW. 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 2UW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 12 closest railway stations to Woodcock Close, Sandy, SG19 2UW. The nearest railway station is Sandy, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Sandy 1.3 miles
Biggleswade 4.2 miles
St Neots 6.5 miles
Bedford St Johns 7.3 miles
Bedford 7.8 miles
Arlesey 8.1 miles
Kempston Hardwick 9.5 miles
Stewartby 11 miles
Ashwell & Morden 12 miles
Baldock 12 miles
Letchworth 12 miles
Millbrook (Beds) 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Woodcock Close, Sandy, SG19 2UW. The nearest is Maple Tree Primary School, approximately 190 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Maple Tree Primary School 190 yards
Robert Peel Primary School 0.7 miles
Laburnum Primary School 0.8 miles
John Donne Church of England Primary School 0.9 miles
St Swithun's Church of England VC Primary School 1.2 miles
Moggerhanger Primary School 1.7 miles
Everton Heath Primary School 2.3 miles
Great Barford Church of England Primary Academy 2.5 miles
Roxton Church of England Academy 2.6 miles
Northill CofE VA Lower School 2.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Woodcock Close, Sandy, SG19 2UW. The nearest is Sandy Secondary School, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sandy Secondary School 620 yards
Stratton Upper School 4.3 miles
Ernulf Academy 5.2 miles
Mark Rutherford School 6 miles
Goldington Academy 6.3 miles
Longsands Academy 6.5 miles
Castle Newnham School 6.6 miles
Bedford Academy 6.9 miles
St Thomas More Catholic School 7.2 miles
Bedford Free School 7.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Woodcock Close, Sandy, SG19 2UW. The nearest is Sandy Health Centre, approximately 0.9 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 Woodcock Close, Sandy, SG19 2UW. The nearest is Sandy Health Centre Dental Department, approximately 0.9 miles 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 Woodcock Close, Sandy, SG19 2UW. The nearest is Biggleswade Hospital, approximately 3.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Biggleswade Hospital 3.5 miles
Lakeside Hospital 4 miles
Bedford Hospital North Wing 7 miles
Bedford Hospital South Wing 7.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Woodcock Close, Sandy, SG19 2UW. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 0.9 miles
S H Harrold Ltd 4 miles
Clear Vision Direct 4.1 miles
Allders Opticians 4.1 miles
A Domi Care 5 miles
Boots Opticians 5.1 miles
Tesco Opticians St Neots 5.3 miles
Adlam & Coomber 6 miles
C & A Hurst Opticians 6 miles
P G Allder Opticians 6 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 2UW

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 15 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 67.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 12.3Mbps
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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