Area Information for Littledown, Shaftesbury, SP7 9BT

Littledown in Shaftesbury is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Gillingham ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North Dorset. This page combines information for the address Littledown, Shaftesbury, SP7 9BT, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SP7 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 Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Dorset
Ward Gillingham
Constituency North Dorset
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 Littledown, Shaftesbury, SP7 9BT:

Wincombe Business Park, Shaftesbury, SP7 9QD
Wincombe Business Park, Shaftesbury, SP7 9QJ
Littledown, Shaftesbury, SP7 9HD
Wincombe Business Park, Shaftesbury, SP7 9QT
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, SP7 9LE
Tollgate Park, Shaftesbury, SP7 9LB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SP7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Littledown, Shaftesbury, SP7 9BT 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 Littledown, Shaftesbury 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 84
Semi-Detached 34
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 146
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Littledown, Shaftesbury contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 22% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 60
Owned with Mortgage 26
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 25
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 13
Total 131

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 44
Two People 45
Three People 15
Four People 20
Five People 1
Six People 5
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 131

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 29
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 18
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 90

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 236
Female 224
Total 460

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around SP7 9BT has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 45% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 13
5-7 7
8-9 24
10-14 157
15 7
16-17 10
18-19 4
20-24 20
25-29 5
30-44 46
45-59 88
60-64 18
65-74 35
75-84 18
85-89 7
90+ 1
Total 460

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SP7 9BT 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 64
Married 147
Divorced 17
Separated 5
Widowed 19
Same Sex 0
Total 252

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 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 299
Good 118
Fair 30
Bad 11
Very Bad 2
Total 460

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) 91
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 43
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 44
Other 8
Total 252

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Littledown, 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 96% 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 440
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 1
Chinese 3
Other Asian 5
Black African 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 460

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 389
Wales 6
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 9
Other 44
Total 460

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 9BT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 389
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 47

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.

Religion
Christian 312
No Religion 82
Buddhist 6
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 60
Total 460

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Gillingham ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 21% 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 95
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 48
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 32
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 5
Total 226

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 7
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 37
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 20
Total 165

Littledown, Shaftesbury, SP7 9BT is within the North Dorset Rural policing neighbourhood, under the Dorset Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In August 2020, 8 crimes were reported within half a mile of SP7 9BT.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 8 crimes committed near Littledown
Neighbourhood Team Address North Dorset Rural
Salisbury Road
Blandford
DT11 7HR
Force Website: http://www.dorset.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to SP7 9BT. 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 9BT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest railway stations to Littledown, Shaftesbury, SP7 9BT. The nearest railway station is Gillingham (Dorset), approximately 3.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Gillingham (Dorset) 3.7 miles
Tisbury 5.6 miles
Templecombe 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Littledown, Shaftesbury, SP7 9BT. The nearest is Shaftesbury Church of England Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 3 closest secondary schools to Littledown, Shaftesbury, SP7 9BT. The nearest is Shaftesbury School, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shaftesbury School 1.2 miles
    
Gillingham School 3.6 miles
    
Sturminster Newton High School 7.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Littledown, Shaftesbury, SP7 9BT. The nearest is The Blackmore Vale Partnership, approximately 1.2 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 7 closest dentists to Littledown, Shaftesbury, SP7 9BT. The nearest is RGA Carnall & Associates, approximately 1 mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Littledown, Shaftesbury, SP7 9BT. The nearest is Westminster Memorial Hospital, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Westminster Memorial Hospital 1.2 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 6 closest opticians to Littledown, Shaftesbury, SP7 9BT. The nearest is EyeStyle Centre Opticians Ltd, approximately 1 mile 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.