Area Information for Windy Knowle, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DJ

Windy Knowle in Birch Vale is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Sett ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of High Peak. This page combines information for the address Windy Knowle, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SK22 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 SK22 1DJ.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority High Peak
Ward Sett
Constituency High Peak
Region East Midlands
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 Windy Knowle, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DJ:

Thornsett Lane, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DN
Thornsett Lane, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DL
Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DH
Station Road, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1BR
Birch Hall Close, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DP
Station Road, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1BP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SK22 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Windy Knowle, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DJ 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 10 property sales in Windy Knowle 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 Windy Knowle, Birch Vale, High Peak 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 54
Semi-Detached 15
Terraced 25
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 2
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 97
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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 41
Owned with Mortgage 39
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 92

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 14
Two People 48
Three People 15
Four People 11
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 92

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 26
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 66

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 High Peak constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 107
Female 113
Total 220

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 7
5-7 9
8-9 2
10-14 13
15 3
16-17 2
18-19 5
20-24 5
25-29 6
30-44 38
45-59 71
60-64 21
65-74 24
75-84 11
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 220

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SK22 1DJ 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 41
Married 112
Divorced 19
Separated 3
Widowed 10
Same Sex 1
Total 186

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 122
Good 67
Fair 25
Bad 4
Very Bad 2
Total 220

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) 67
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 28
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 19
No GCSEs or Equivalent 28
Other 5
Total 186

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Windy Knowle, Birch Vale, High Peak) 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 99% 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 218
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Total 220

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 207
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 4
Total 220

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 SK22 1DJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 191
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 3
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 26

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 141
No Religion 56
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 16
Total 220

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Sett ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 23% 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 66
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 22
Self Employed 40
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 1
Total 172

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 10
Manufacturing 12
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 128

Windy Knowle, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DJ is within the New Mills and Hayfield policing neighbourhood, under the Derbyshire 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 Windy Knowle
Neighbourhood Team Address New Mills and Hayfield
Hurst Lea Road
New Mills
SK22 3HP
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Below are the details of the closest services to Birch Vale. 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 SK22 1DJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Windy Knowle, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DJ. The nearest railway station is New Mills Central, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
New Mills Central 2.1 miles
New Mills Newtown 2.4 miles
Furness Vale 2.6 miles
Strines 2.8 miles
Chinley 3.1 miles
Disley 3.6 miles
Whaley Bridge 3.8 miles
Marple 4 miles
Glossop 4.3 miles
Broadbottom 4.5 miles
Dinting 4.5 miles
Rose Hill Marple 4.6 miles
Middlewood 5.1 miles
Hattersley 5.3 miles
Chapel-en-le-Frith 5.3 miles
Hadfield 5.3 miles
Romiley 5.5 miles
Godley 6 miles
Woodley 6.1 miles
Edale 6.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Windy Knowle, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DJ. The nearest is Hayfield Primary School, approximately 830 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hayfield Primary School 830 yards
Thornsett Primary School (High Peak Federation) 0.9 miles
St George's CofE Primary School 1.7 miles
New Mills Primary School 1.8 miles
St Mary's Catholic Voluntary Academy 2 miles
Newtown Primary School (High Peak Federation) 2.5 miles
Furness Vale Primary School 2.6 miles
Hague Bar Primary School 2.8 miles
Mellor Primary School 3.2 miles
Buxworth Primary School 3.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Windy Knowle, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DJ. The nearest is New Mills School, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
New Mills School 1.7 miles
St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy 4 miles
Chapel-en-le-Frith High School 4.8 miles
Glossopdale School 5 miles
Marple Hall School 5.2 miles
Alder Community High School 5.6 miles
Longdendale High School 5.7 miles
Harrytown Catholic High School 6.1 miles
Werneth School 6.1 miles
Poynton High School 6.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Windy Knowle, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DJ. The nearest is The Old Bank Surgery, approximately 0.8 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 Windy Knowle, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DJ. The nearest is New Mills Dental Practice, approximately 2 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 5 closest hospitals to Windy Knowle, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DJ. The nearest is Arbour Lodge Independent Hospital, approximately 4.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Arbour Lodge Independent Hospital 4.4 miles
Shirehill Hospital 4.9 miles
Park Lodge 5.4 miles
Healthy Minds Stockport 6.9 miles
Stepping Hill Hospital 6.9 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Windy Knowle, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1DJ. The nearest is Morans Opticians, approximately 1.9 miles away.

* 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.