Area Information for Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QA
For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for SY2 6QA.
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in October 2011. 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.
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 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QA:
|Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6FD|
|Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6BF|
|Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6BY|
|Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6BE|
|Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AL|
|Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6BW|
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QA 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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We have found one property sale in Abbey Foregate 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
The area containing Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||5|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.
|Owned with Mortgage||19|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||7|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||23|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||19|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||16|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||8|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||9|
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 45% male.
Age Groups Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around SY2 6QA has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 53% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.
This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of SY2 6QA the number widowed residents is high - 26% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.
Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.
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.
However, this area of the Abbey ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (66%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.
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)||53|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||14|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||19|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||7|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||44|
Ethnic Group Embed This
This address (Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury) 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||0|
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 6QA
|Republic of Ireland||0|
|Europe (including European Union)||7|
|Middle East or Asia||0|
|North America or Caribbean||1|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||4|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Abbey ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 23% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||6|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||3|
|Looking After Home or Family||1|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||4|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||3|
|Accommodation and Food||10|
|Information and Communication||2|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||2|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||4|
|Public Administration and Defence||2|
|HealthInc. Social Work||10|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||2|
Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QA 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near Abbey Foregate|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Below are the details of the closest services to SY2 6QA. 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 6QA.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 6 closest railway stations to Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QA. The nearest railway station is Shrewsbury, approximately 0.5 miles away.
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QA. The nearest is Coleham Primary School, approximately 740 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Coleham Primary School||740 yards||
|Crowmoor Primary School and Nursery||0.6 miles||
|St Giles CofE Primary School||0.7 miles||
|Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School and Nursery||0.9 miles||
|The Martin Wilson School||0.9 miles||
|Belvidere Primary School||1 mile||
|Mereside Church of England Primary Academy||1 mile|
|The Wilfred Owen School||1.1 miles||
|Greenfields Primary School||1.1 miles||
|Mount Pleasant Primary||1.4 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QA. The nearest is Shrewsbury High School, approximately 0.7 miles away.
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QA. The nearest is Whitehall Medical Practice, approximately 250 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Whitehall Medical Practice||250 yards|
|Belvidere Medical Practice||750 yards|
|Marden Medical Practice||0.7 miles|
|Riverside Medical Practice||0.7 miles|
|South Hermitage Surgery||0.7 miles|
|Marysville Medical Practice||0.7 miles|
|Claremont Bank Surgery||0.8 miles|
|Radbrook Green Surgery||1.6 miles|
|Severn Fields Medical Practice||1.7 miles|
|Mytton Oak Medical Practice||2.4 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QA. The nearest is Gatenby, Richard John, approximately 440 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Gatenby, Richard John||440 yards|
|Monkmoor Dental Practice||620 yards|
|Greyfriars Dental Practice||640 yards|
|Bowdlers House Dental Practice||830 yards|
|Shrewsbury Orthodontic Centre||half a mile|
|Pride Hill Dental Practice||0.6 miles|
|Dental Access Centre||0.7 miles|
|Dr David E Barker Dental Surgeon||0.7 miles|
|Bellstone Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
|St Johns Hill Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
Listed here are the 5 closest hospitals to Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QA. The nearest is Nuffield Health, Shrewsbury Hospital, approximately 1.6 miles away.
Listed here are the 9 closest opticians to Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QA. The nearest is Shrewsbury Optometry, approximately 860 yards away.
|Shrewsbury Optometry||860 yards|
|Joseph Hayes Opticians||half a mile|
|Haywood & Ward Opticians||half a mile|
|Boots-Shrewsbury - Darwin Centre||0.6 miles|
|Boots-Shrewsbury - Pride Hill||0.6 miles|
|Vision Express Ltd Shrewsbury||0.6 miles|
|Specsavers Opticians Ltd||0.7 miles|
|Ellerker Opticians||0.7 miles|
|Martin Haynes (Opticians) Ltd||0.7 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.