Area Information for Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HQ

Babbacombe Road in Torquay is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Wellswood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Torbay. This page combines information for the address Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of TQ1 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 TQ1 1HQ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Torbay
Ward Wellswood
Constituency Torbay
Region South West
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 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HQ:

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Torwood Gardens Road, Torquay, TQ1 1AH
Torwood Street, Torquay, TQ1 1DT
Torwood Gardens Road, Torquay, TQ1 1EG
Torwood Street, Torquay, TQ1 1DZ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about TQ1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HQ 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 16 property sales in Babbacombe Road 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 Babbacombe Road, Torquay 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 16
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 35
Flat (Purpose-Built) 56
Flat (Converted) 39
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 162
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Babbacombe Road, Torquay contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 45% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 44
Owned with Mortgage 33
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 63
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 66
Two People 53
Three People 15
Four People 8
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
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 17
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 38
Total 106

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 Torbay constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.

Gender
Male 153
Female 135
Total 288

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 5
8-9 2
10-14 5
15 2
16-17 5
18-19 10
20-24 13
25-29 18
30-44 47
45-59 86
60-64 26
65-74 25
75-84 24
85-89 7
90+ 1
Total 288

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode TQ1 1HQ 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 102
Married 100
Divorced 31
Separated 5
Widowed 22
Same Sex 2
Total 262

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 124
Good 91
Fair 60
Bad 10
Very Bad 3
Total 288

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) 55
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 50
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 33
No GCSEs or Equivalent 61
Other 16
Total 262

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Babbacombe Road, Torquay) 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 97% 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 280
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Other Asian 4
Total 288

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 255
Wales 5
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 7
Other 12
Total 288

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 TQ1 1HQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 220
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 56

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 174
No Religion 95
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 2
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 288

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wellswood ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% 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 68
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 41
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 39
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 22
Other 2
Total 230

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 3
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 24
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 143

Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HQ is within the Wellswood policing neighbourhood, under the Devon & Cornwall 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 Babbacombe Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Wellswood
Devon & Cornwall Police
Torquay Police Station
South Street
Torquay
TQ2 5AH
Force Website: http://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk

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 TQ1 1HQ. 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 TQ1 1HQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 10 closest railway stations to Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HQ. The nearest railway station is Torquay, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Torquay 1 mile
Torre 1.4 miles
Paignton 2.7 miles
Newton Abbot 5.8 miles
Teignmouth 6 miles
Totnes 7.7 miles
Dawlish 8.6 miles
Dawlish Warren 11 miles
Starcross 12 miles
Exmouth 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HQ. The nearest is Warberry CofE Academy, approximately 760 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Warberry CofE Academy 760 yards
    
Ilsham Church of England Academy 0.7 miles
    
Ellacombe Church of England Academy 0.8 miles
    
All Saints Babbacombe CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Upton St James CofE Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Cockington Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Homelands Primary School 1.3 miles
    
St Margaret's Academy 1.4 miles
    
Priory Roman Catholic Primary School, Torquay 1.5 miles
    
Torre Church of England Academy 1.5 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HQ. The nearest is The Spires College, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Spires College 0.9 miles
    
Torquay Academy 1.6 miles
    
St Cuthbert Mayne School 1.6 miles
    
Torquay Girls Grammar School 1.8 miles
    
Torquay Boys' Grammar School 1.9 miles
    
Paignton Academy 3.7 miles
    
Brixham College 4.8 miles
    
Churston Ferrers Grammar School Academy 4.9 miles
    
South Devon UTC 6.2 miles
    
Teignmouth Community School, Exeter Road 6.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HQ. The nearest is Pembroke Medical Group - Parkhill Surgery, approximately 350 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 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HQ. The nearest is Park Crescent House Dental Surgery, approximately 260 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 7 closest hospitals to Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HQ. The nearest is Mount Stuart Hospital, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HQ. The nearest is Peters & Sumray, approximately 250 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Peters & Sumray 250 yards
Knapman & Hayes (Home Visits) 330 yards
Optical Express 450 yards
Specsavers Opticians 770 yards
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 0.5 miles
Knapman Hayes Ltd 0.6 miles
Hayes Opticians 0.7 miles
St Marychurch Eye Centre 1.4 miles
Spex Opticians 2.6 miles
Baker A R 2.7 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 TQ1 1HQ

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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 12 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 90Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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