Area Information for Royston, SG8 7WL

This postcode in Royston is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Royston Palace ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North East Hertfordshire. This page combines information for the address Royston, SG8 7WL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SG8 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in April 2006. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority North Hertfordshire
Ward Royston Palace
Constituency North East Hertfordshire
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 Royston, SG8 7WL:

Clark Road, Royston, SG8 7AY
Queens Road, Royston, SG8 7AS
Wrexham Terrace, Royston, SG8 7AT
Queens Road, Royston, SG8 7AP
Kneesworth Street, Royston, SG8 7BH
Victoria Crescent, Royston, SG8 7AX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SG8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Royston, SG8 7WL 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

The area containing Royston consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 16
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 70
Flat (Purpose-Built) 23
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 135
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 40
Owned with Mortgage 52
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rent Free 0
Total 130

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 31
Two People 54
Three People 17
Four People 20
Five People 7
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 130

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 25
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 32
Total 99

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 Hertfordshire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 145
Female 166
Total 311

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 19
5-7 5
8-9 4
10-14 16
15 0
16-17 13
18-19 5
20-24 19
25-29 24
30-44 68
45-59 61
60-64 27
65-74 25
75-84 15
85-89 7
90+ 3
Total 311

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG8 7WL 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 86
Married 136
Divorced 21
Separated 3
Widowed 21
Same Sex 0
Total 267

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 150
Good 110
Fair 38
Bad 11
Very Bad 2
Total 311

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) 78
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 35
No GCSEs or Equivalent 74
Other 10
Total 267

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 95% 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 295
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 2
Other Asian 2
Black Caribbean 3
Total 311

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 268
Wales 4
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 20
Other 12
Total 311

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 SG8 7WL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 239
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 20
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 50

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 181
No Religion 102
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 2
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 23
Total 311

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Royston Palace ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 53% 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 128
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 6
Total 242

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 28
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 42
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 16
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 187

Royston, SG8 7WL is within the Royston and Royston Rural 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 SG8 7WL
Neighbourhood Team Address Royston and Royston Rural
Melbourn Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to SG8 7WL. 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 SG8 7WL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 17 closest railway stations to Royston, SG8 7WL. The nearest railway station is Royston, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Royston 740 yards
Meldreth 2.9 miles
Ashwell & Morden 3.8 miles
Shepreth 4.7 miles
Foxton 5.7 miles
Baldock 8 miles
Whittlesford Parkway 9 miles
Great Chesterford 9.6 miles
Shelford (Cambs) 9.6 miles
Biggleswade 9.9 miles
Letchworth Garden City 10 miles
Arlesey 11 miles
Audley End 11 miles
Sandy 12 miles
Newport (Essex) 12 miles
Cambridge 12 miles
Hitchin 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Royston, SG8 7WL. The nearest is Roman Way Academy, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Roman Way Academy 640 yards
Tannery Drift School 0.6 miles
St Mary Roman Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Icknield Walk First School 1 mile
Studlands Rise First School 1.1 miles
Bassingbourn Primary School 1.7 miles
Melbourn Primary School 2.8 miles
Therfield First School 2.9 miles
Meldreth Primary School 3.1 miles
Reed First School 3.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest secondary schools to Royston, SG8 7WL. The nearest is Bassingbourn Village College, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bassingbourn Village College 1.7 miles
Melbourn Village College 3 miles
The Knights Templar School 8.3 miles
Sawston Village College 9.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Royston, SG8 7WL. The nearest is Roysia Surgery, approximately 820 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 Royston, SG8 7WL. The nearest is Priory Dental Centre, approximately 0.5 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 3 closest hospitals to Royston, SG8 7WL. The nearest is Royston Hospital, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Royston Hospital 1.3 miles
Kneesworth House Hospital 1.4 miles
Kneesworth House 1.4 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Royston, SG8 7WL. The nearest is E.H. Howes Opticians, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
E.H. Howes Opticians 0.8 miles
Scrivens Optical & Hearing Care 0.9 miles
Allders Opticians 8.2 miles
Tesco Opticians 8.3 miles
Paul Adler Optometrist 8.9 miles
Andrew Merry 9.9 miles
Vision Care 9.9 miles
Boots-Letchworth 10 miles
Allders Opticians 11 miles
David Stern Opticians 11 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.