Area Information for Church Stretton, SY6 6WL

This postcode in Church Stretton is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Church Stretton and Craven Arms ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Ludlow. This page combines information for the address Church Stretton, SY6 6WL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SY6 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 August 2003. 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 Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Shropshire
Ward Church Stretton and Craven Arms
Constituency Ludlow
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 Church Stretton, SY6 6WL:

Sandford Avenue, Church Stretton, SY6 6AZ
Sandford Avenue, Church Stretton, SY6 6BH
St Dunstan Close, Church Stretton, SY6 6BJ
Central Avenue, Church Stretton, SY6 6FA
Central Avenue, Church Stretton, SY6 6EE
Kings Court, Church Stretton, SY6 6BQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SY6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Church Stretton, SY6 6WL 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

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 32
Semi-Detached 38
Terraced 43
Flat (Purpose-Built) 13
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 31
Total 164
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Church Stretton contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 33% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 53
Owned with Mortgage 27
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 17
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 43
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 3
Total 150

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 54
Two People 57
Three People 16
Four People 16
Five People 6
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 150

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 21
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 36
C2 - Skilled manual workers 31
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 105

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 Ludlow constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Gender
Male 160
Female 158
Total 318

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 12
5-7 6
8-9 3
10-14 10
15 4
16-17 7
18-19 6
20-24 23
25-29 25
30-44 51
45-59 75
60-64 26
65-74 28
75-84 31
85-89 7
90+ 4
Total 318

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SY6 6WL 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 91
Married 138
Divorced 26
Separated 1
Widowed 27
Same Sex 0
Total 283

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 139
Good 116
Fair 51
Bad 9
Very Bad 3
Total 318

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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) 85
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 50
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 51
Other 22
Total 283

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 95% 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 301
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 1
Chinese 5
Black African 1
Other 6
Total 318

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 274
Wales 11
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 11
Other 17
Total 318

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 SY6 6WL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 235
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 71

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 182
No Religion 98
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 7
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 30
Total 318

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Church Stretton and Craven Arms ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 16% 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 93
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 38
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 30
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 2
Total 241

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 2
Manufacturing 14
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 28
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 168

Church Stretton, SY6 6WL is within the Church Stretton and Craven Arms 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 SY6 6WL
Neighbourhood Team Address Church Stretton and Craven Arms
Sandford Avenue
Church Stretton
Shropshire
SY6 6AZ
Website: https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article/2554/Church-Stretton-and-Craven-Arms-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 SY6 6WL. 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 SY6 6WL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 6 closest railway stations to Church Stretton, SY6 6WL. The nearest railway station is Church Stretton, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Church Stretton 140 yards
Craven Arms 6.8 miles
Broome 8.7 miles
Hopton Heath 12 miles
Ludlow 13 miles
Shrewsbury 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Church Stretton, SY6 6WL. The nearest is St Lawrence CofE Primary School, approximately 690 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Lawrence CofE Primary School 690 yards
    
Rushbury CofE Primary School 3.8 miles
    
Longnor CofE Primary School 4.7 miles
    
Wistanstow CofE Primary School 5.2 miles
    
Norbury Primary School and Nursery 5.4 miles
    
St Edward's CofE Primary School 5.9 miles
    
Corvedale CofE Primary School 6.1 miles
    
Church Preen Primary School 6.6 miles
    
Stokesay Primary School 7 miles
    
Stiperstones CofE Primary School 7.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to Church Stretton, SY6 6WL. The nearest is Church Stretton School, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Church Stretton School 800 yards
    
The Community College, Bishop's Castle 8.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 5 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Church Stretton, SY6 6WL. The nearest is Church Stretton Medical Centre, approximately 150 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Church Stretton Medical Centre 150 yards
Dorrington Surgery 5.9 miles
Craven Arms Surgery 6.8 miles
Bishops Castle Surgery 8.5 miles
Worthen Medical Practice 11 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 4 closest dentists to Church Stretton, SY6 6WL. The nearest is Stretton Dental Practice, approximately 90 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stretton Dental Practice 90 yards
Church Stretton Dental Practice 260 yards
Dental Matters - Craven Arms 6.9 miles
Butler and Finnigan 8.6 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Church Stretton, SY6 6WL. The nearest is Bishop's Castle Community Hospital, approximately 8.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bishop's Castle Community Hospital 8.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 5 closest opticians to Church Stretton, SY6 6WL. The nearest is A. B. Optics, approximately 130 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
A. B. Optics 130 yards
Specs-at-Home 6.9 miles
Suzanne Floyd (Opticians) 6.9 miles
Bishops Castle Eyecare LLP 8.7 miles
Sarah Banks Ltd T/A The Optician 8.7 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.