Area Information for Shrewsbury, SY2 6YX

This postcode 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 Shrewsbury, SY2 6YX, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in May 1994. 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 Shrewsbury, SY2 6YX:

Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AH
Brook Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AJ
Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AQ
Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6BQ
Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6BH
Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6BS

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 Shrewsbury, SY2 6YX 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 Shrewsbury consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 5
Semi-Detached 7
Terraced 95
Flat (Purpose-Built) 13
Flat (Converted) 33
Residence in Commercial Building 7
Total 160
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Shrewsbury contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 51% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 42
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 70
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 2
Total 149

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 83
Two People 46
Three People 14
Four People 6
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 149

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 42
C2 - Skilled manual workers 40
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 123

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around SY2 6YX however is predominantly male (56%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 140
Female 108
Total 248

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 9
5-7 4
8-9 1
10-14 4
15 1
16-17 4
18-19 6
20-24 23
25-29 36
30-44 67
45-59 45
60-64 14
65-74 22
75-84 8
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 248

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SY2 6YX 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 123
Married 52
Divorced 45
Separated 4
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 229

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 103
Good 101
Fair 36
Bad 8
Very Bad 0
Total 248

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) 75
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 39
Other 8
Total 229

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 95% 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 236
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 1
Other Asian 4
Black African 1
Total 248

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 211
Wales 7
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 5
Other 18
Total 248

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 6YX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 195
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 39

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 122
No Religion 99
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 248

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Abbey ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 17% 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 104
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 36
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 1
Total 217

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
Manufacturing 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 15
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 161

Shrewsbury, SY2 6YX 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 SY2 6YX
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 6YX. 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 6YX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 6 closest railway stations to Shrewsbury, SY2 6YX. The nearest railway station is Shrewsbury, approximately 710 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Shrewsbury 710 yards
Yorton 7.1 miles
Wellington (Shropshire) 9.5 miles
Wem 11 miles
Church Stretton 12 miles
Oakengates 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Shrewsbury, SY2 6YX. The nearest is Coleham Primary School, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Coleham Primary School 620 yards
    
Crowmoor Primary School and Nursery 0.7 miles
    
St Giles CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School and Nursery 0.8 miles
    
The Martin Wilson School 0.9 miles
    
Greenfields Primary School 1 mile
    
Belvidere Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Mereside Church of England Primary Academy 1.1 miles  
The Wilfred Owen School 1.1 miles
    
St George's Junior School 1.3 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Shrewsbury, SY2 6YX. The nearest is Shrewsbury High School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shrewsbury High School 0.6 miles  
Belvidere School 1 mile
    
The Priory School 1.3 miles
    
Meole Brace School 1.5 miles
    
Shrewsbury Academy 1.9 miles  
Mary Webb School and Science College 7.2 miles
    
The Corbet School 7.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Shrewsbury, SY2 6YX. The nearest is Whitehall Medical Practice, approximately 390 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 Shrewsbury, SY2 6YX. The nearest is Greyfriars Dental Practice, approximately 490 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 Shrewsbury, SY2 6YX. The nearest is Nuffield Health, Shrewsbury Hospital, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 9 closest opticians to Shrewsbury, SY2 6YX. The nearest is Shrewsbury Optometry, approximately 620 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.