Area Information for Therfield, Royston, SG8 9RH

This postcode in Therfield is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Ermine ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North East Hertfordshire. This page combines information for the address Therfield, Royston, SG8 9RH, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for SG8 9RH.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority North Hertfordshire
Ward Ermine
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 Therfield, Royston, SG8 9RH:

Therfield, Royston, SG8 9RJ
Haywood Lane, Therfield, Royston, SG8 9QR
Rooks Nest Lane, Therfield, Royston, SG8 9QX
Reed End, Therfield, Royston, SG8 9RL
Oak Tree Way, Therfield, Royston, SG8 9FP
Haywood Lane, Therfield, Royston, SG8 9QP

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 Therfield, Royston, SG8 9RH 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 8 property sales in SG8 9RH 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 Therfield, Royston consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 29
Semi-Detached 12
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 46
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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 21
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 45

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 10
Two People 20
Three People 6
Four People 8
Five People 0
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 45

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 9
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1
Total 34

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 54% male.

Male 57
Female 49
Total 106

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 2
5-7 9
8-9 2
10-14 7
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 1
20-24 2
25-29 3
30-44 15
45-59 36
60-64 13
65-74 10
75-84 4
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 106

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG8 9RH 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 14
Married 58
Divorced 9
Separated 2
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 86

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 61
Good 38
Fair 7
Bad 0
Very Bad 0
Total 106

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) 26
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 13
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 10
No GCSEs or Equivalent 11
Other 3
Total 86

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Therfield, Royston) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 97% so.

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 103
Indian 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Total 106

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 96
Wales 1
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 3
Total 106

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 9RH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 89
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
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) 0
None 15

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 71
No Religion 28
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 2
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 4
Total 106

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Ermine ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 32
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 8
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 0
Total 82

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 6
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 4
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 6
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 2
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 63

Therfield, Royston, SG8 9RH 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. In October 2021, 2 crimes were reported within 1 mile of SG8 9RH.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 2 crimes committed near SG8 9RH
Neighbourhood Team Address Royston and Royston Rural
Melbourn Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to Therfield. 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 9RH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 18 closest railway stations to Therfield, Royston, SG8 9RH. The nearest railway station is Royston, approximately 3.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Royston 3.2 miles
Ashwell & Morden 3.4 miles
Meldreth 6.1 miles
Baldock 6.4 miles
Shepreth 7.9 miles
Letchworth Garden City 8.3 miles
Foxton 8.7 miles
Arlesey 9.7 miles
Stevenage 11 miles
Hitchin 11 miles
Audley End 11 miles
Great Chesterford 11 miles
Biggleswade 11 miles
Whittlesford Parkway 11 miles
Newport (Essex) 12 miles
Watton-at-Stone 12 miles
Knebworth 12 miles
Shelford (Cambs) 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Therfield, Royston, SG8 9RH. The nearest is Therfield First School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Therfield First School 0.9 miles
Reed First School 1 mile
Sandon Junior Mixed and Infant School 2 miles
Barkway VA Church of England First School 2.4 miles
Studlands Rise First School 2.8 miles
Tannery Drift School 2.9 miles
St Mary Roman Catholic Primary School 3.1 miles
Icknield Walk First School 3.2 miles
Roman Way Academy 3.6 miles
Barley (VA) Church of England First School 3.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 9 closest secondary schools to Therfield, Royston, SG8 9RH. The nearest is Freman College, approximately 3.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Freman College 3.9 miles
Bassingbourn Village College 4.7 miles
Melbourn Village College 6 miles
The Knights Templar School 6.6 miles
St Francis College 8.6 miles  
The Nobel School 8.6 miles
Barclay Academy 9.4 miles
The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School 9.6 miles
The Thomas Alleyne Academy 9.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Therfield, Royston, SG8 9RH. The nearest is Granta Medical Practices, Market Hill Surgery, approximately 2.8 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 Therfield, Royston, SG8 9RH. The nearest is Tutton Mr RE - Orthodontics, approximately 2.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Tutton Mr RE - Orthodontics 2.7 miles
Royston Dental Suite 2.8 miles
Milijic Mr B 2.9 miles
Priory Dental Centre 3.2 miles
Dentist [The] 4.2 miles
Buntingford Dental Clinic 4.4 miles
Bassingbourn Dental Practice 4.9 miles
Ashwell Dental Surgery 5.4 miles
Melbourn Dental Practice 5.7 miles
KATCHI TM MR 6.4 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 7 closest hospitals to Therfield, Royston, SG8 9RH. The nearest is Royston Hospital, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Royston Hospital 2.4 miles
Kneesworth House Hospital 4.9 miles
Kneesworth House 4.9 miles
Cygnet Hospital Stevenage 9.2 miles
Lister Hospital 9.4 miles
Mental Health Service (Lister Hospital) 9.4 miles
Lister Hospital 9.4 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Therfield, Royston, SG8 9RH. The nearest is Scrivens Optical & Hearing Care, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Scrivens Optical & Hearing Care 2.7 miles
E.H. Howes Opticians 2.8 miles
J.Oliver Radley Opticians Ltd 4.3 miles
Allders Opticians 6.4 miles
Tesco Opticians 6.4 miles
Paul Adler Optometrist 8.1 miles
Andrew Merry 8.2 miles
Boots-Letchworth 8.2 miles
Vision Care 8.3 miles
Allders Opticians 8.3 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 SG8 9RH

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is 5-10Mbps. This is at the lower end of broadband speeds. While it is sufficient for internet browsing, and some light video and gaming use, users are likely to experience issues when streaming high definition videos, playing multiplayer online games, or using multiple internet connected devices at the same time.

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 7 reported internet connections. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

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Average Download Speed 5.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 7.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.2Mbps
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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