Area Information for Southwater, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4BX

Southwater in Town Centre is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Ketley & Overdale ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Telford. This page combines information for the address Southwater, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4BX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of TF3 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Telford and Wrekin
Ward Ketley & Overdale
Constituency Telford
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 Southwater, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4BX:

Sherwood Row, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4DZ
Sherwood Street, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4BW
Southwater, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4DE
Central Square, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4JL
Sherwood Square, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4DA
Thetford Chase, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4BY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about TF3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Southwater, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4BX 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 Southwater, Town Centre, Telford 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 87
Semi-Detached 30
Terraced 17
Flat (Purpose-Built) 9
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 145
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 53% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 38
Owned with Mortgage 76
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 22
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 143

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 36
Two People 51
Three People 19
Four People 25
Five People 8
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 3
Total 143

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 24
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 46
C2 - Skilled manual workers 38
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 128

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 Telford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 193
Female 181
Total 374

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 20
5-7 8
8-9 6
10-14 25
15 3
16-17 14
18-19 10
20-24 34
25-29 29
30-44 96
45-59 83
60-64 23
65-74 19
75-84 4
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 374

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode TF3 4BX 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 115
Married 151
Divorced 26
Separated 13
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 312

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.

Very Good 173
Good 150
Fair 34
Bad 11
Very Bad 6
Total 374

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) 74
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 63
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 56
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 46
No GCSEs or Equivalent 57
Other 12
Total 312

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 86% 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 323
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 35
Pakistani 2
Chinese 4
Other Asian 2
Other 1
Total 374

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 327
Wales 3
Scotland 11
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 14
Other 16
Total 374

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 TF3 4BX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 286
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 75

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.

Christian 224
No Religion 82
Buddhist 2
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 9
Sikh 34
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 374

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Ketley & Overdale ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 52% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 161
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 47
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 7
Total 308

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 35
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 23
RetailInc. Wholesale 40
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 17
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 20
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 233

Southwater, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4BX is within the Lawley and Overdale 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 Southwater
Neighbourhood Team Address Lawley and Overdale

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Below are the details of the closest services to Town Centre. 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 TF3 4BX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Southwater, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4BX. The nearest railway station is Telford Central, approximately 820 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Telford Central 820 yards
Oakengates 1.3 miles
Shifnal 3.2 miles
Wellington (Shropshire) 3.5 miles
Cosford 6.2 miles
Albrighton 7.9 miles
Codsall 11 miles
Bilbrook 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Southwater, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4BX. The nearest is Hollinswood Primary School, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hollinswood Primary School 720 yards
Old Park Primary School 780 yards
Queenswood Primary School and Nursery 0.7 miles
Randlay Primary School 0.9 miles
Priorslee Academy 1.1 miles
Ladygrove Primary School 1.2 miles
St George's Church of England Primary School 1.2 miles
Newdale Primary School & Nursery 1.4 miles
Dawley Church of England Primary Academy 1.4 miles
Wombridge Primary School 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Southwater, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4BX. The nearest is The Telford Langley School, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Telford Langley School 1.2 miles
Holy Trinity Academy 1.4 miles
The Telford Park School 1.4 miles
The Telford Priory School 1.9 miles
Madeley Academy 2.3 miles
Hadley Learning Community - Secondary Phase 2.3 miles
Haberdashers' Abraham Darby 3 miles
Ercall Wood Academy 3.2 miles
Idsall School 3.4 miles
Charlton School 3.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Southwater, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4BX. The nearest is Holliwell Practice, approximately 630 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 Southwater, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4BX. The nearest is The Smile Works Ltd, approximately half a mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Southwater, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4BX. The nearest is Princess Royal Hospital, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Princess Royal Hospital 3.7 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Southwater, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4BX. The nearest is Telford Specsavers Ltd, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Telford Specsavers Ltd < 50 yards
Boots-Telford - Thetford Chase 100 yards
Boots-Telford - New St 120 yards
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 230 yards
Asda Opticians 410 yards
Boots Opticians Ltd 840 yards
Eye Wise Opticians 1.2 miles
Giles Opticians 1.4 miles
HD eyes Ltd 1.5 miles
John Biddle Opticians 2.6 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.