Area Information for Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3QL

This postcode in Aberystwyth is in Wales. The postcode is within the Llanbadarn Fawr-Sulien ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Ceredigion. This page combines information for the address Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3QL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SY23 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1998. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Ceredigion
Ward Llanbadarn Fawr-Sulien
UK Parliamentary Constituency Ceredigion
Country Wales

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3QL 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 65
Semi-Detached 22
Terraced 20
Flat (Purpose-Built) 30
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 139
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Aberystwyth, Wales contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 32% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 50
Owned with Mortgage 26
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rented: Other 27
Rent Free 2
Total 133

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 30
Two People 47
Three People 20
Four People 14
Five People 7
Six People 4
Seven People 4
8+ People 7
Total 133

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 50
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 95

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 Ceredigion UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 717
Female 765
Total 1482

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Llanbadarn Fawr-Sulien ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 9
5-7 5
8-9 9
10-14 11
15 3
16-17 5
18-19 792
20-24 446
25-29 32
30-44 46
45-59 50
60-64 16
65-74 21
75-84 27
85-89 8
90+ 2
Total 1482

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SY23 3QL there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 88% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 1300
Married 113
Divorced 18
Separated 6
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 1445

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.

Very Good 773
Good 582
Fair 106
Bad 19
Very Bad 2
Total 1482

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) 156
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 993
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 146
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 33
No GCSEs or Equivalent 24
Other 84
Total 1445

Welsh Language Embed This

Across Wales as a whole, 18.6% of the population spoke Welsh at the time of the last census. This area is broadly in line with that, at 15%

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 216
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 111
No Welsh Skills 1155
Total 1482

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% white.

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 1377
Mixed Ethnicity 41
Indian 14
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 12
Other Asian 9
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 16
Total 1482

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Aberystwyth, Wales), 29% of the residents were born in Wales, which means that the majority were born outside of Wales.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 72.7% of the resident population of Wales were born in Wales. The other groups were 20.8% English, 0.79% Scottish, 0.27% Northern Irish, 0.39% from the Republic of Ireland, 1.8% from other European Union countries, and 3.25% from outside of Europe.

Country of Birth
England 812
Wales 435
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 7
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 112
Other 99
Total 1482

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 SY23 3QL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1180
Republic of Ireland 16
Europe (including European Union) 129
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 29
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 120

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 612
No Religion 706
Buddhist 10
Hindu 7
Jewish 2
Muslim 21
Sikh 4
Other Religion 17
Not Stated 103
Total 1482

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Llanbadarn Fawr-Sulien ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 89% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 64
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1259
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 2
Total 1408

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 6
Manufacturing 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 50
Accommodation and Food 63
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 67
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 25
Total 274

Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3QL is within the Penparcau and Llanbadarn policing neighbourhood, under the Dyfed-Powys Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In March 2020, 28 crimes were reported within half a mile of SY23 3QL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 28 crimes committed near SY23 3QL
Neighbourhood Team Address Penparcau and Llanbadarn
Divisional Police Headquarters
Boulevard Saint Brieuc
Force Website:

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Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to SY23 3QL. 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 SY23 3QL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 6 closest railway stations to Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3QL. The nearest railway station is Aberystwyth, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Aberystwyth 0.7 miles
Borth 5.6 miles
Aberdovey 9.2 miles
Penhelig 9.4 miles
Tywyn 13 miles
Dovey Junction 13 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 5 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3QL. The nearest is Ystwyth Medical Group, approximately 580 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ystwyth Medical Group 580 yards
Padarn Surgery half a mile
Dr J W Williams & Partners 0.8 miles
Dr D W Williams & Associates 4.2 miles
Borth Medical Practice 5.3 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 3 closest hospitals to Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3QL. The nearest is Gorwelion Resource Centre, approximately 320 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.