Area Information for College Street, Swindon, SN1 1QP

College Street in Swindon is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Central ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South Swindon. This page combines information for the address College Street, Swindon, SN1 1QP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SN1 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Swindon
Ward Central
Constituency South Swindon
Region South West
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 College Street, Swindon, SN1 1QP:

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About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about College Street, Swindon, SN1 1QP 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 College Street, Swindon 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 3
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 262
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 276
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing College Street, Swindon contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 72% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 13
Owned with Mortgage 18
Shared Ownership 21
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 175
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 3
Total 245

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 141
Two People 71
Three People 23
Four People 9
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 245

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 128
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 70
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 241

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around SN1 1QP however is predominantly male (61%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 273
Female 171
Total 444

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 25
5-7 6
8-9 3
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 6
20-24 59
25-29 117
30-44 169
45-59 49
60-64 2
65-74 2
75-84 2
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 444

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SN1 1QP 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 213
Married 145
Divorced 30
Separated 14
Widowed 3
Same Sex 5
Total 410

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 246
Good 152
Fair 34
Bad 9
Very Bad 3
Total 444

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

College Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 55% 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 227
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 38
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs 40
No GCSEs 24
Other 34
Total 410

Ethnic Group Embed This

College Street, Swindon can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 59% 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 260
Mixed Ethnicity 21
Indian 136
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 7
Other Asian 8
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 444

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (College Street, Swindon), only 43% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

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 193
Wales 5
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 62
Other 174
Total 444

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to SN1 1QP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 197
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 63
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 133
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 35

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 173
No Religion 106
Buddhist 3
Hindu 107
Jewish 0
Muslim 16
Sikh 1
Other Religion 10
Not Stated 28
Total 444

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Central ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 63% 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 255
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 45
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 1
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 12
Total 406

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 34
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 39
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 57
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 33
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 36
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 26
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 305

College Street, Swindon, SN1 1QP is within the Swindon South policing neighbourhood, under the Wiltshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 408 crimes were reported within half a mile of SN1 1QP.

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Below are the details of the closest services to SN1 1QP. 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 SN1 1QP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 1 closest railway stations to College Street, Swindon, SN1 1QP. The nearest railway station is Swindon, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Swindon 500 yards

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to College Street, Swindon, SN1 1QP. The nearest is Holy Rood Catholic Primary School, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holy Rood Catholic Primary School 620 yards
King William Street Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
Drove Primary School 0.6 miles
Robert Le Kyng Primary School 0.6 miles
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Lethbridge Primary School 0.8 miles
Lainesmead Primary School 0.8 miles
Ferndale Primary School & Nursery 0.8 miles
Gorse Hill Primary School 0.9 miles
Even Swindon Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to College Street, Swindon, SN1 1QP. The nearest is UTC Swindon, approximately 680 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
UTC Swindon 680 yards
The Commonweal School 0.9 miles
St Joseph's Catholic College 0.9 miles
Lawn Manor Academy 1 mile
Nova Hreod Academy 1.6 miles
The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College 2.2 miles
The Dorcan Academy 2.3 miles
Kingsdown School 2.4 miles
Lydiard Park Academy 2.6 miles
Abbey Park School 3.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to College Street, Swindon, SN1 1QP. The nearest is Carfax Medical Centre, approximately 280 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Carfax Medical Centre 280 yards
The Whalebridge Practice 280 yards
Park Lane Practice half a mile
Victoria Cross Surgery 0.5 miles
The Hermitage Surgery 0.8 miles
Old Town Surgery 0.9 miles
Great Western Surgery 0.9 miles
Hawthorn Medical Centre 1.1 miles
Kingswood Surgery 1.4 miles
The Lawn Medical Centre 1.4 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to College Street, Swindon, SN1 1QP. The nearest is Ambience Dental Practice, approximately 150 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 3 closest hospitals to College Street, Swindon, SN1 1QP. The nearest is BMI The Ridgeway Hospital, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
BMI The Ridgeway Hospital 2.5 miles
The Great Western Hospital 2.9 miles
Faringdon Day Hospital 11 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to College Street, Swindon, SN1 1QP. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Ltd, approximately 60 yards 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.

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Broadband in SN1 1QP

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

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 2 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 20.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 20.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.2Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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