Area Information for New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LT

New Road in Brixham is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Furzeham with Summercombe ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Totnes. This page combines information for the address New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LT, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of TQ5 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 Torbay
Ward Furzeham with Summercombe
Constituency Totnes
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 New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LT:

New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8TA
Brewery Lane, Brixham, TQ5 8DT
Fore Street, Brixham, TQ5 8DS
Bank Lane, Brixham, TQ5 8EX
Market Street, Brixham, TQ5 8TQ
New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8NH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about TQ5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LT 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 New Road, Brixham 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 6
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 13
Flat (Purpose-Built) 62
Flat (Converted) 31
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 126
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing New Road, Brixham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 34% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 38
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 10
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 33
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 2
Total 107

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 63
Two People 33
Three People 3
Four People 5
Five People 1
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 107

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 62

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 Totnes constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 89
Female 86
Total 175

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 6
5-7 2
8-9 1
10-14 5
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 5
20-24 11
25-29 4
30-44 19
45-59 45
60-64 15
65-74 32
75-84 25
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 175

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode TQ5 8LT 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 43
Married 55
Divorced 36
Separated 5
Widowed 19
Same Sex 2
Total 160

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 49
Good 83
Fair 27
Bad 13
Very Bad 3
Total 175

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) 32
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 24
No GCSEs or Equivalent 48
Other 7
Total 160

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (New Road, Brixham) 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 173
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Other Asian 1
Total 175

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 151
Wales 6
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 8
Other 4
Total 175

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 TQ5 8LT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 117
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 48

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 103
No Religion 61
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 9
Total 175

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Furzeham with Summercombe ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 28% 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 32
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 7
Total 132

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 5
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 59

New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LT is within the Berry Head-with-Furzeham 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 New Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Berry Head-with-Furzeham
Devon & Cornwall Police
Torquay Police Station
South Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to TQ5 8LT. 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 TQ5 8LT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 6 closest railway stations to New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LT. The nearest railway station is Paignton, approximately 3.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Paignton 3.5 miles
Torquay 4.8 miles
Torre 5.6 miles
Totnes 8.1 miles
Newton Abbot 11 miles
Teignmouth 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LT. The nearest is Furzeham Primary School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Furzeham Primary School 350 yards
Brixham Church of England Primary School 620 yards
Eden Park Primary & Nursery School 0.5 miles
St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Galmpton Church of England Primary School 2.2 miles
White Rock Primary School 2.8 miles
Roselands Primary School 3.4 miles
Curledge Street Academy 3.6 miles
Hayes School 3.7 miles
Kingswear Community Primary School 3.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LT. The nearest is Brixham College, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Brixham College 630 yards
Churston Ferrers Grammar School Academy 1.9 miles
Paignton Academy 4 miles
EF Academy Torbay 5.1 miles  
The Spires College 5.6 miles
Torquay Boys' Grammar School 6 miles
Torquay Girls Grammar School 6 miles
Torquay Academy 6 miles
St Cuthbert Mayne School 6.3 miles
The Burton Academy 6.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LT. The nearest is St Lukes Medical Centre, approximately 130 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 New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LT. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Brixham, approximately 800 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 6 closest hospitals to New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LT. The nearest is Brixham Hospital - Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, approximately 590 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LT. The nearest is Hunts Opticians, approximately 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hunts Opticians 50 yards
Peters & Sumray Opticians 90 yards
Specsavers Brixham 140 yards
Spex 170 yards
Martin Edwards 0.7 miles
Boots-Paignton 3.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.6 miles
Baker A R 3.7 miles
Mark Bushby Optometrists Ltd. 3.7 miles
Vision Express Ltd 4 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.