Area Information for Smithy Lane, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9QH

Smithy Lane in Seighford is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Seighford & Church Eaton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Stafford. This page combines information for the address Smithy Lane, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9QH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of ST18 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 Village
Local Authority Stafford
Ward Seighford & Church Eaton
Constituency Stafford
Region West Midlands * Note that this refers to the Region, not the County of the same name
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 Smithy Lane, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9QH:

Bramall Close, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9PG
The Cumbers, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9PH
Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9PQ
Green Farm Meadows, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9QN
Beech Court, Main Road, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9QQ
Bunns Bank, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9PF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about ST18 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Smithy Lane, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9QH 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 Smithy Lane, Seighford, Stafford 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 111
Semi-Detached 67
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 189
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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 61
Owned with Mortgage 64
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 28
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 4
Total 181

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 39
Two People 86
Three People 18
Four People 25
Five People 10
Six People 1
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 181

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 31
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 54
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 130

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 Stafford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 227
Female 208
Total 435

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 23
5-7 14
8-9 6
10-14 24
15 8
16-17 12
18-19 7
20-24 17
25-29 18
30-44 73
45-59 108
60-64 43
65-74 49
75-84 26
85-89 6
90+ 1
Total 435

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ST18 9QH 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 74
Married 221
Divorced 36
Separated 2
Widowed 27
Same Sex 0
Total 360

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 224
Good 161
Fair 35
Bad 13
Very Bad 2
Total 435

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) 121
Apprenticeship 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 51
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 53
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 36
No GCSEs or Equivalent 74
Other 12
Total 360

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Smithy Lane, Seighford, Stafford) 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 420
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 1
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 435

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 413
Wales 4
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 10
Total 435

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 ST18 9QH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 351
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 76

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 297
No Religion 87
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 2
Sikh 1
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 40
Total 435

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Seighford & Church Eaton ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 19% 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 124
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 43
Self Employed 62
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 55
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 4
Total 327

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 21
Manufacturing 16
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 24
RetailInc. Wholesale 36
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 36
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 234

Smithy Lane, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9QH is within the South West Stone policing neighbourhood, under the Staffordshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Smithy Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address South West Stone
Radford Street
ST15 8DB
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Below are the details of the closest services to Seighford. 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 ST18 9QH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 12 closest railway stations to Smithy Lane, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9QH. The nearest railway station is Stafford, approximately 2.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stafford 2.8 miles
Norton Bridge 3.1 miles
Stone (Staffs) 6.1 miles
Penkridge 7.3 miles
Barlaston 8.4 miles
Wedgwood 8.9 miles
Hednesford 11 miles
Rugeley Trent Valley 12 miles
Blythe Bridge 12 miles
Rugeley Town 12 miles
Cannock 12 miles
Longton 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Smithy Lane, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9QH. The nearest is Cooper Perry Primary School, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cooper Perry Primary School 390 yards
All Saints CofE (VC) Primary School 1.7 miles
Doxey Primary and Nursery School 1.8 miles
Tillington Manor Primary School 2.2 miles
Parkside Primary School 2.5 miles
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School 2.7 miles
Castlechurch Primary School 2.8 miles
Haughton St Giles CofE Primary Academy 2.9 miles
John Wheeldon Primary Academy 2.9 miles
Blessed Mother Teresa's Catholic Primary School 3.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Smithy Lane, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9QH. The nearest is Sir Graham Balfour High School, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sir Graham Balfour High School 2.4 miles
King Edward VI High School 2.8 miles
Blessed William Howard Catholic School 2.9 miles
Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy 3.1 miles
Stafford Manor High School 3.7 miles
The Weston Road Academy 4.5 miles
Walton High School 5.3 miles
Alleyne's Academy 6.4 miles
The Burton Borough School 8.8 miles
Haberdashers' Adams 9.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Smithy Lane, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9QH. The nearest is Holmcroft Surgery, approximately 2.1 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Holmcroft Surgery 2.1 miles
Stafford Health and Wellbeing 2.3 miles
Castlefields Surgery 2.6 miles
Mill Bank Surgery 2.9 miles
Wolverhampton Road Surgery 3.2 miles
John Amery Drive Surgery 3.5 miles
Rising Brook 3.5 miles
Gnosall Surgery 3.8 miles
Crown Surgery 3.9 miles
Beaconside Health Centre 4.2 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Smithy Lane, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9QH. The nearest is SGA Specialist Services LLP, approximately 2.5 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 Smithy Lane, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9QH. The nearest is Stafford General Infirmary, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stafford General Infirmary 2.7 miles
Rowley Hall Hospital 3 miles
St George's 3.2 miles
County Hospital 3.6 miles
Stafford Hospital 3.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Smithy Lane, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9QH. The nearest is Goodwin & Edge Ltd, T/A Mincher-Lockett Optometric Group, approximately 2.8 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.


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Broadband in ST18 9QH

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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 5 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 78.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 79.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 19.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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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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