Area Information for William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX
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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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||19|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||28|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||26|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||53|
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
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|
|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|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||2|
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 SG5 1QX
|Republic of Ireland||2|
|Europe (including European Union)||12|
|Middle East or Asia||5|
|North America or Caribbean||3|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||1|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||14|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||3|
|Looking After Home or Family||5|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||4|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||8|
|Accommodation and Food||9|
|Information and Communication||15|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||10|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||21|
|Public Administration and Defence||9|
|HealthInc. Social Work||11|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||10|
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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near William Ransom Way|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
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.
|Letchworth Garden City||2.8 miles|
|Luton Airport Parkway||7.4 miles|
|Ashwell & Morden||9 miles|
|Welwyn North||9.4 miles|
|Harlington (Bedfordshire)||9.4 miles|
|Welwyn Garden City||11 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.
|Bancroft Medical Centre - Orford Lodge||140 yards|
|The Portmill Surgery||140 yards|
|Hertfordshire Zts Provider||170 yards|
|Bancroft Medical Centre - Courtenay House||260 yards|
|Regal Chambers Surgery||370 yards|
|The Sollershott Surgery||2.6 miles|
|The Nevells Road Surgery||2.9 miles|
|The Garden City Surgery||3 miles|
|Birchwood Surgery||3.1 miles|
|The Symonds Green Health Centre||3.4 miles|
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.
|The Vernon Dental Practice||80 yards|
|Hitchin Dental||180 yards|
|Cranfield Dental Care||190 yards|
|Orthoclinique Hitchin||190 yards|
|Essential Dental||250 yards|
|Granhed Mr L & Turner Mrs T||390 yards|
|Hitchin Dental Care||450 yards|
|Hitchin Dental Practice||460 yards|
|Bucklersbury Dental Studio||540 yards|
|Old Park Dental Practice||570 yards|
Listed here are the 8 closest hospitals to William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately half a mile away.
|Pinehill Hospital||half a mile|
|Cygnet Hospital Stevenage||3 miles|
|Lister Hospital||3.2 miles|
|Mental Health Service (Lister Hospital)||3.2 miles|
|Lister Hospital||3.3 miles|
|L&d Bowel Cancer Screening||9.3 miles|
|Luton and Dunstable Hospital||9.3 miles|
|Luton And Dunstable University Hospital||9.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to William Ransom Way, Hitchin, SG5 1QX. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 100 yards away.
|Allders Opticians||100 yards|
|Vision Care||250 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||320 yards|
|Shephard & Akay Optometrists||330 yards|
|David Stern Opticians||2.7 miles|
|Allders Opticians||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.
|Average Download Speed||18.5Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||23Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||1.1Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||1.3Mbps|
|Superfast Broadband Available||NoData changes frequently, check major suppliers for changes.|
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