Area Information for William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX

William Ransom Way in Hitchin is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Hitchin Bearton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SG5 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 SG5 1QX.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority North Hertfordshire
Ward Hitchin Bearton
Constituency Hitchin and Harpenden
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 William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX:

Whinbush Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QF
Hermitage Road, Hitchin, SG5 1BY
Whinbush Road, Hitchin, SG5 1PJ
Hermitage Road, Hitchin, SG5 1BT
Whinbush Road, Hitchin, SG5 1PF
Peppermint Road, Hitchin, SG5 1RY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SG5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX 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 26 property sales in William Ransom Way 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 William Ransom Way, Hitchin consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 2
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 26
Flat (Purpose-Built) 79
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 19
Total 140
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The area containing William Ransom Way, Hitchin contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 44% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 9
Owned with Mortgage 28
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 26
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 53
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 122

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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 57
Two People 47
Three People 9
Four People 8
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 122

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 43
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 40
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 14
Total 110

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 Hitchin and Harpenden constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 105
Female 110
Total 215

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 9
8-9 3
10-14 6
15 2
16-17 1
18-19 4
20-24 14
25-29 58
30-44 78
45-59 12
60-64 1
65-74 2
75-84 4
85-89 5
90+ 1
Total 215

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SG5 1QX there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 117
Married 32
Divorced 16
Separated 10
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 180

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 116
Good 75
Fair 19
Bad 3
Very Bad 2
Total 215

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William Ransom Way and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 57% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to 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) 103
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 14
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 23
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 15
No GCSEs or Equivalent 18
Other 6
Total 180

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 82% 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 176
Mixed Ethnicity 15
Indian 4
Chinese 8
Other Asian 2
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 215

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 184
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 10
Other 15
Total 215

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to SG5 1QX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 164
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 27

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 80
No Religion 108
Buddhist 4
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 2
Sikh 1
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 17
Total 215

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hitchin Bearton ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 69% 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 117
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 14
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 2
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 3
Total 170

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 11
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 21
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 145

William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX is within the Hitchin Urban policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near William Ransom Way
Neighbourhood Team Address Hitchin Urban
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Below are the details of the closest services to SG5 1QX. 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 SG5 1QX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 18 closest railway stations to William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX. The nearest railway station is Hitchin, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin 0.5 miles
Letchworth Garden City 2.8 miles
Stevenage 4.4 miles
Baldock 4.8 miles
Arlesey 5.3 miles
Knebworth 6.9 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 7.4 miles
Luton 7.6 miles
Leagrave 8.4 miles
Ashwell & Morden 9 miles
Watton-at-Stone 9.3 miles
Biggleswade 9.3 miles
Welwyn North 9.4 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 9.4 miles
Harpenden 9.9 miles
Flitwick 11 miles
Welwyn Garden City 11 miles
Sandy 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX. The nearest is Highbury Infant School and Nursery, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Highbury Infant School and Nursery 540 yards
Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy 670 yards
St Andrew's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Hitchin 740 yards
Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School half a mile
William Ransom Primary School 0.7 miles
Whitehill Junior School 0.7 miles
Strathmore Infant and Nursery School 0.8 miles
Oughton Primary and Nursery School 0.8 miles
Our Lady Catholic Primary School 1 mile
Mary Exton Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX. The nearest is Hitchin Boys' School, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hitchin Boys' School 320 yards
Hitchin Girls' School 480 yards
The Priory School 0.9 miles
The Highfield School 1.9 miles
Fearnhill School 2.2 miles
The John Henry Newman Catholic School 3.3 miles
The Thomas Alleyne Academy 3.7 miles
Barclay Academy 3.9 miles
The Knights Templar School 4.4 miles
Pix Brook Academy 5 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX. The nearest is Bancroft Medical Centre - Orford Lodge, approximately 140 yards 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 William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX. The nearest is The Vernon Dental Practice, approximately 80 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 8 closest hospitals to William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately half a mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 100 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 100 yards
Vision Care 250 yards
Boots-Hitchin 320 yards
Specsavers Opticians 320 yards
Shephard & Akay Optometrists 330 yards
David Stern Opticians 2.7 miles
Allders Opticians 2.8 miles
Boots-Letchworth 2.8 miles
Vision Care 2.8 miles
Andrew Merry 2.9 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 SG5 1QX

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is over 20Mbps, a fast connection. At this speed gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing can generally be done without noticeable slowdown. A small number of devices will be able to share the connection simultaneously, although some slowdown may occur during evenings.

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 33 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 18.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 23Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.3Mbps
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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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