Area Information for Whittington, Oswestry, SY11 4NS

This postcode in Whittington is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Whittington ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North Shropshire. This page combines information for the address Whittington, Oswestry, SY11 4NS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SY11 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 Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Shropshire
Ward Whittington
Constituency North Shropshire
Region West Midlands * Note that this refers to the Region, not the County of the same name
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Whittington, Oswestry, SY11 4NS 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 Whittington, Oswestry 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 82
Semi-Detached 40
Terraced 16
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 141
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Whittington, Oswestry 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 61
Owned with Mortgage 40
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 27
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 0
Total 135

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 28
Two People 59
Three People 17
Four People 18
Five People 11
Six People 0
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 27
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 84

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

Gender
Male 181
Female 167
Total 348

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 22
5-7 7
8-9 7
10-14 23
15 4
16-17 10
18-19 4
20-24 11
25-29 14
30-44 65
45-59 74
60-64 30
65-74 49
75-84 20
85-89 7
90+ 1
Total 348

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SY11 4NS 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 178
Divorced 14
Separated 2
Widowed 23
Same Sex 4
Total 285

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.

Health
Very Good 167
Good 115
Fair 42
Bad 21
Very Bad 3
Total 348

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 15
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 67
Other 15
Total 285

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Whittington, Oswestry) 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 98% 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 341
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 2
Other Asian 4
Total 348

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 277
Wales 48
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 0
Other 15
Total 348

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 SY11 4NS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 282
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 57

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 258
No Religion 57
Buddhist 5
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 26
Total 348

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Whittington ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 16% 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 71
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 42
Self Employed 42
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 56
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 7
Total 257

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 14
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 26
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 158

Whittington, Oswestry, SY11 4NS is within the Oswestry Rural North policing neighbourhood, under the West Mercia 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 SY11 4NS
Neighbourhood Team Address Oswestry Rural North
Clive Road
Monkmoor
Shrewsbury
SY2 5RW
Website: https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article/2562/Oswestry-Rural-North-Team-Information

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 Whittington. 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 SY11 4NS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Whittington, Oswestry, SY11 4NS. The nearest railway station is Gobowen, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Gobowen 2.5 miles
Chirk 5.1 miles
Ruabon 6.1 miles
Wem 12 miles
Yorton 12 miles
Wrexham Central 12 miles
Wrexham General 12 miles
Prees 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Whittington, Oswestry, SY11 4NS. The nearest is Whittington CofE (VA) Primary School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Whittington CofE (VA) Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Karen Morris 2.6 miles
    
Gobowen Primary School 2.8 miles
    
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary Academy and Nursery 2.9 miles
    
Criftins CofE Primary School 3.1 miles
    
Woodside Primary School 3.2 miles
    
Our Lady and St Oswald's Catholic Primary School 3.7 miles
    
West Felton CofE Primary School 3.8 miles
    
Ellesmere Primary School 3.8 miles
    
Weston Rhyn Primary School 4.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 3 closest secondary schools to Whittington, Oswestry, SY11 4NS. The nearest is Lakelands Academy, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lakelands Academy 3.7 miles
    
The Marches School 3.9 miles
    
The Corbet School 8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Whittington, Oswestry, SY11 4NS. The nearest is Cambrian Surgery, approximately 3.1 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 Whittington, Oswestry, SY11 4NS. The nearest is Signature Smiles Dental Practice, approximately 2.6 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 3 closest hospitals to Whittington, Oswestry, SY11 4NS. The nearest is Inhealth Pain Management Solutions - Robert Jones And Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 6 closest opticians to Whittington, Oswestry, SY11 4NS. The nearest is BBR Opticians, approximately 3.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
BBR Opticians 3.4 miles
Rayner Opticians 3.4 miles
Specsavers Oswestry 3.4 miles
S R Drinnan 3.5 miles
N. Lloyd-Thomas Opticians 3.5 miles
S R Drinnan 4 miles

* 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.