Area Information for Barnfield Avenue, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5HT

Barnfield Avenue in Wem is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Wem ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North Shropshire. This page combines information for the address Barnfield Avenue, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5HT, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SY4 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 SY4 5HT.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Shropshire
Ward Wem
Constituency North Shropshire
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 Barnfield Avenue, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5HT:

Marlcroft, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5AN
Meadow Close, Trentham Road, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5HP
Wemsbrook Road, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5AW
Trentham Road, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5HN
Crab Tree Lane, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5AJ
Wemsbrook Drive, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5AL

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SY4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Barnfield Avenue, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5HT 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 36 property sales in Barnfield Avenue 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 Barnfield Avenue, Wem, Shrewsbury consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 111
Semi-Detached 23
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 137
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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%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 92
Owned with Mortgage 30
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
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 57
Two People 53
Three People 14
Four People 5
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 44

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 North Shropshire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 43% male.

Gender
Male 120
Female 156
Total 276

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around SY4 5HT has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 54% 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 11
5-7 1
8-9 1
10-14 9
15 0
16-17 3
18-19 4
20-24 3
25-29 7
30-44 20
45-59 45
60-64 22
65-74 61
75-84 58
85-89 18
90+ 13
Total 276

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SY4 5HT the number widowed residents is high - 23% 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 34
Married 143
Divorced 14
Separated 0
Widowed 63
Same Sex 0
Total 254

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 Wem ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (64%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 80
Good 96
Fair 82
Bad 12
Very Bad 6
Total 276

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Barnfield Avenue and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 40% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 51
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 12
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 102
Other 11
Total 254

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Barnfield Avenue, Wem, 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 99% 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 274
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Black African 1
Total 276

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 254
Wales 10
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 4
Other 2
Total 276

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 SY4 5HT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 184
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 87

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 221
No Religion 32
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 23
Total 276

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wem ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 38% 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) 21
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5
Retired 63
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 1
Total 165

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 3
Manufacturing 4
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 82

Barnfield Avenue, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5HT is within the Wem policing neighbourhood, under the West Mercia Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2019, 50 crimes were reported within half a mile of SY4 5HT.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 50 crimes committed near Barnfield Avenue
Neighbourhood Team Address Wem
Clive Road
Monkmoor
Shrewsbury
SY2 5RW
Website: https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article/2569/Wem-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 Wem. 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 SY4 5HT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 6 closest railway stations to Barnfield Avenue, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5HT. The nearest railway station is Wem, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wem half a mile
Prees 3 miles
Yorton 3.7 miles
Whitchurch (Shrops) 7.6 miles
Shrewsbury 11 miles
Wrenbury 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Barnfield Avenue, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5HT. The nearest is St Peter's CofE Primary School, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Peter's CofE Primary School 560 yards
    
Newtown CofE Primary School 2.5 miles
    
Whixall CofE Primary School 3.4 miles
    
Clive CofE Primary School 3.5 miles
    
Prees CofE Primary School 3.6 miles
    
Lower Heath CofE Primary School 4.3 miles
    
Myddle CofE Primary School 4.5 miles
    
Cockshutt CofE Primary School and Nursery 4.9 miles
    
Tilstock CofE Primary and Nursery 5.5 miles
    
Welshampton CofE Primary School 5.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest secondary schools to Barnfield Avenue, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5HT. The nearest is The Thomas Adams School, Wem, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Thomas Adams School, Wem 540 yards
    
Sir John Talbot's School 6.9 miles
    
The Corbet School 7.1 miles
    
Lakelands Academy 7.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Barnfield Avenue, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5HT. The nearest is Wem And Prees Medical Practice, approximately 410 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 4 closest dentists to Barnfield Avenue, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5HT. The nearest is Drawwell House, Dental Practice, approximately 770 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 2 closest opticians to Barnfield Avenue, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5HT. The nearest is Nusyte Optical (wem) Ltd, approximately 820 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Nusyte Optical (wem) Ltd 820 yards
S R Drinnan 7.7 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.


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Broadband in SY4 5HT

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

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 16 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 24.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 79.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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