Area Information for Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LH

Avenue Road in Torquay is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Tormohun ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Torbay. This page combines information for the address Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of TQ2 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 TQ2 5LH.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Torbay
Ward Tormohun
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 Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LH:

Cleveland Road, Torquay, TQ2 5BH
Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LQ
Newton Road, Torquay, TQ2 5DF
Tor Park Road, Torquay, TQ2 5BQ
Newton Road, Torquay, TQ2 5BZ
Newton Road, Torquay, TQ2 5DA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about TQ2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LH 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 29 property sales in Avenue 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 Avenue 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 15
Semi-Detached 29
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 30
Flat (Converted) 57
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 138
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Avenue Road, Torquay contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 48% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 25
Owned with Mortgage 36
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 58
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 3
Total 126

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 62
Two People 34
Three People 14
Four People 7
Five People 7
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 126

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 19
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 26
Total 93

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 52% male.

Male 154
Female 143
Total 297

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 8
5-7 9
8-9 6
10-14 14
15 2
16-17 7
18-19 4
20-24 20
25-29 22
30-44 42
45-59 79
60-64 33
65-74 34
75-84 6
85-89 6
90+ 5
Total 297

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode TQ2 5LH 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 97
Married 89
Divorced 38
Separated 7
Widowed 22
Same Sex 5
Total 258

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 136
Good 97
Fair 39
Bad 19
Very Bad 6
Total 297

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) 51
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 56
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 43
No GCSEs or Equivalent 59
Other 12
Total 258

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Avenue 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 289
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Chinese 4
Other Asian 1
Total 297

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 242
Wales 12
Scotland 21
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 10
Other 9
Total 297

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 TQ2 5LH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 236
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 7
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 46

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 180
No Religion 86
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 27
Total 297

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Tormohun ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 25% 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) 26
Self Employed 60
Unemployed 20
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 33
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 3
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 1
Manufacturing 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 50
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 161

Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LH is within the Torre & Upton 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 Avenue Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Torre & Upton
Devon & Cornwall Police
Torquay Police Station
South Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to TQ2 5LH. 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 TQ2 5LH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 10 closest railway stations to Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LH. The nearest railway station is Torre, approximately 210 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Torre 210 yards
Torquay 0.8 miles
Paignton 2.7 miles
Newton Abbot 4.6 miles
Teignmouth 5.7 miles
Totnes 6.8 miles
Dawlish 8.3 miles
Dawlish Warren 9.8 miles
Starcross 12 miles
Exmouth 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LH. The nearest is Torre Church of England Academy, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Torre Church of England Academy 550 yards
Cockington Primary School 620 yards
Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Primary School 660 yards
Upton St James CofE Primary School 870 yards
Sherwell Valley Primary School 0.7 miles
Ellacombe Church of England Academy 0.8 miles
Homelands Primary School 0.9 miles
St Margaret's Academy 1 mile
Shiphay Learning Academy 1.1 miles
Priory Roman Catholic Primary School, Torquay 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LH. The nearest is Torquay Girls Grammar School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Torquay Girls Grammar School 0.5 miles
Torquay Academy 0.6 miles
Torquay Boys' Grammar School 0.6 miles
The Spires College 1 mile
St Cuthbert Mayne School 1 mile
Paignton Academy 3.4 miles
South Devon UTC 5 miles
Newton Abbot College 5.2 miles
Churston Ferrers Grammar School Academy 5.3 miles
Coombeshead Academy 5.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LH. The nearest is Croft Hall Medical Practice, approximately 0.5 miles 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 Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LH. The nearest is Avenue Dental Surgery, approximately 90 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 9 closest hospitals to Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LH. The nearest is Mount Stuart Hospital, approximately 440 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LH. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Ltd, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 0.8 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.9 miles
Optical Express 1.1 miles
Knapman & Hayes (Home Visits) 1.1 miles
St Marychurch Eye Centre 1.2 miles
Peters & Sumray 1.2 miles
Spex Opticians 1.4 miles
Knapman Hayes Ltd 1.7 miles
Hayes Opticians 1.7 miles
Baker A R 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.