Area Information for Wilfred Owen Close, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BY

Wilfred Owen Close in Shrewsbury is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Abbey ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Shrewsbury and Atcham. This page combines information for the address Wilfred Owen Close, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SY2 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for SY2 5BY.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Shropshire
Ward Abbey
Constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham
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 Wilfred Owen Close, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BY:

Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 5AH
Whitehall Street, Shrewsbury, SY2 5AE
Trafalgar Place, Shrewsbury, SY2 5EH
Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 5AW
Holywell Terrace, Holywell Street, Shrewsbury, SY2 5DF
Holywell Street, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SY2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Wilfred Owen Close, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BY 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

We have found 86 property sales in Wilfred Owen Close 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

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 15
Semi-Detached 50
Terraced 77
Flat (Purpose-Built) 63
Flat (Converted) 13
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 222
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Wilfred Owen Close, Shrewsbury contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 26% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 58
Owned with Mortgage 68
Shared Ownership 17
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 14
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 52
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 2
Total 214

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 74
Two People 67
Three People 38
Four People 24
Five People 7
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 214

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 56
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 62
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 30
Total 178

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 Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 263
Female 246
Total 509

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 21
8-9 11
10-14 18
15 5
16-17 10
18-19 7
20-24 50
25-29 57
30-44 109
45-59 106
60-64 15
65-74 36
75-84 23
85-89 13
90+ 6
Total 509

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SY2 5BY 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 178
Married 161
Divorced 55
Separated 6
Widowed 29
Same Sex 3
Total 432

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 283
Good 147
Fair 60
Bad 14
Very Bad 5
Total 509

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) 167
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 65
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 78
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 62
Other 24
Total 432

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 476
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 6
Pakistani 5
Chinese 6
Other Asian 3
Other 1
Total 509

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 437
Wales 22
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 20
Other 19
Total 509

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 SY2 5BY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 401
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 88

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 263
No Religion 181
Buddhist 8
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 7
Sikh 2
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 43
Total 509

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Abbey ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 198
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 62
Self Employed 37
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 39
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 4
Total 390

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 1
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 19
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 42
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 31
Information and Communication 19
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 29
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 29
Education 37
HealthInc. Social Work 41
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 310

Wilfred Owen Close, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BY is within the Shrewsbury Central policing neighbourhood, under the West Mercia Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2020, 79 crimes were reported within half a mile of SY2 5BY.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 79 crimes committed near Wilfred Owen Close
Neighbourhood Team Address Shrewsbury Central
Clive Road

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Below are the details of the closest services to SY2 5BY. 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 SY2 5BY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 6 closest railway stations to Wilfred Owen Close, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BY. The nearest railway station is Shrewsbury, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Shrewsbury 800 yards
Yorton 6.9 miles
Wellington (Shropshire) 9.3 miles
Wem 11 miles
Oakengates 13 miles
Church Stretton 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wilfred Owen Close, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BY. The nearest is Crowmoor Primary School and Nursery, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Crowmoor Primary School and Nursery 0.5 miles
Coleham Primary School 0.6 miles
St Giles CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School and Nursery 0.7 miles
The Martin Wilson School 0.7 miles
Belvidere Primary School 0.8 miles
The Wilfred Owen School 0.9 miles
Greenfields Primary School 1 mile
Mereside Church of England Primary Academy 1.1 miles  
Mount Pleasant Primary 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Wilfred Owen Close, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BY. The nearest is Belvidere School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Belvidere School 0.8 miles
Shrewsbury High School 0.8 miles  
The Priory School 1.5 miles
Shrewsbury Academy 1.7 miles  
Meole Brace School 1.7 miles
Mary Webb School and Science College 7.4 miles
The Corbet School 7.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wilfred Owen Close, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BY. The nearest is Whitehall Medical Practice, approximately 160 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Wilfred Owen Close, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BY. The nearest is Monkmoor Dental Practice, approximately 290 yards 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 Wilfred Owen Close, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BY. The nearest is Nuffield Health, Shrewsbury Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 9 closest opticians to Wilfred Owen Close, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BY. The nearest is Haywood & Ward Opticians, approximately 0.5 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 SY2 5BY

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is 10-20Mbps, a reasonably fast connection. At this speed video calling, watching video and internet browsing are usually possible. Users may see occasional issues when streaming high definition videos, playing multiplayer online games, or using multiple internet connected devices at the same time.

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 52 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 14.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 17.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.2Mbps
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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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