Area Information for St. James Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HE
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about St. James Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HE 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 21 property sales in St. James Street 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 St. James Street, Shaftesbury 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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||1|
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.
|Owned with Mortgage||46|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||4|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||15|
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||36|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||31|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||13|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||6|
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 Dorset constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% 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
The postcode SP7 8HE 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.
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
St. James Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 51% 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)||117|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||29|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||31|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||18|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||27|
Ethnic Group Embed This
St. James Street, Shaftesbury 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 exclusively 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.
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 SP7 8HE
|Republic of Ireland||3|
|Europe (including European Union)||1|
|Middle East or Asia||0|
|North America or Caribbean||4|
|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 Shaftesbury Town 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||34|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||5|
|Looking After Home or Family||7|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||1|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing||2|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||3|
|Accommodation and Food||4|
|Information and Communication||6|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||4|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||8|
|Public Administration and Defence||5|
|HealthInc. Social Work||18|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||10|
St. James Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HE is within the Gillingham and Shaftesbury policing neighbourhood, under the Dorset Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2020, 15 crimes were reported within half a mile of SP7 8HE.
|Crime:||Click here to view 15 crimes committed near St. James Street|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Gillingham and Shaftesbury
1 School Road
Below are the details of the closest services to SP7 8HE. 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 SP7 8HE.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 3 closest railway stations to St. James Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HE. The nearest railway station is Gillingham (Dorset), approximately 3.8 miles away.
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St. James Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HE. The nearest is The Abbey CofE VA Primary School, Shaftesbury, approximately 320 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|The Abbey CofE VA Primary School, Shaftesbury||320 yards||
|Shaftesbury Church of England Primary School||0.8 miles||
|Motcombe CofE VA Primary School||1.8 miles||
|Ludwell Primary School||2.8 miles|
|Semley Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School||3.2 miles||
|St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School||3.2 miles||
|Stower Provost Community School||3.5 miles||
|St Andrew's Church of England Primary School||3.6 miles||
|Gillingham Primary School||4 miles||
|Wyke Primary School||4.5 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 3 closest secondary schools to St. James Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HE. The nearest is Shaftesbury School, approximately 790 yards away.
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St. James Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HE. The nearest is The Blackmore Vale Partnership, approximately 590 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|The Blackmore Vale Partnership||590 yards|
|The Blackmore Vale Partnership||3.6 miles|
|Gillingham Medical Practice||3.8 miles|
|New Medical Centre||4.8 miles|
|The Blackmore Vale Partnership||5.5 miles|
|Child Okeford Surgery||6.3 miles|
|Mere Surgery||6.6 miles|
|Tisbury Surgery||6.8 miles|
|The Blackmore Vale Partnership||6.9 miles|
|Hindon Surgery||7 miles|
Listed here are the 6 closest dentists to St. James Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HE. The nearest is RGA Carnall & Associates, approximately 420 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to St. James Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HE. The nearest is Westminster Memorial Hospital, approximately 190 yards away.
|Westminster Memorial Hospital||190 yards|
Listed here are the 6 closest opticians to St. James Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HE. The nearest is S H Harrold (1937) Ltd, approximately 410 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 SP7 8HE
This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 12 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||33.2Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||72.5Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||5.7Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||16.4Mbps|
|Superfast Broadband Available||Yes|
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