Area Information for Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QA

Abbey Foregate 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 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QA, 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 6QA.

Please Note

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.

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 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

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 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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House Prices

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.

Housing Types
Detached 1
Semi-Detached 7
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 109
Flat (Converted) 13
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 137
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This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 72
Owned with Mortgage 19
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rent Free 4
Total 125

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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 102
Two People 17
Three People 2
Four People 2
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 125

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 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
Total 52

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.

Gender
Male 72
Female 88
Total 160

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.

Age Groups
0-4 4
5-7 1
8-9 2
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 3
20-24 9
25-29 12
30-44 26
45-59 12
60-64 6
65-74 22
75-84 40
85-89 13
90+ 10
Total 160

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.

Relationship Status
Single 52
Married 34
Divorced 19
Separated 6
Widowed 42
Same Sex 0
Total 153

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.

Health
Very Good 44
Good 62
Fair 36
Bad 14
Very Bad 4
Total 160

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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
Apprenticeship 11
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
Other 5
Total 153

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.

Ethnic Group
White 153
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Chinese 2
Other Asian 1
Other 1
Total 160

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 128
Wales 12
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 5
Other 8
Total 160

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

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 125
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 28

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 108
No Religion 40
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 10
Total 160

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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 43
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 0
Total 90

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
Manufacturing 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 8
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 63

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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Abbey Foregate
Neighbourhood Team Address Shrewsbury Central
Clive Road
Monkmoor
Shrewsbury
SY2 5RW
Website: https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article/2565/Shrewsbury-Central-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 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.

Name Approximate Distance*
Shrewsbury 0.5 miles
Yorton 7.1 miles
Wellington (Shropshire) 9.3 miles
Wem 11 miles
Church Stretton 12 miles
Oakengates 13 miles

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.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shrewsbury High School 0.7 miles  
Belvidere School 0.9 miles
    
The Priory School 1.4 miles
    
Meole Brace School 1.5 miles
    
Shrewsbury Academy 1.9 miles  
Mary Webb School and Science College 7.2 miles
    
The Corbet School 7.6 miles
    

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.

Nearest Dentists

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.

Nearest Hospitals

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.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 9 closest opticians to Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QA. The nearest is Shrewsbury Optometry, approximately 860 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.