Area Information for Helston Road, Penryn, TR10 8NF

Helston Road in Penryn is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Penryn West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Truro and Falmouth. This page combines information for the address Helston Road, Penryn, TR10 8NF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of TR10 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 TR10 8NF.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Cornwall
Ward Penryn West
Constituency Truro and Falmouth
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 Helston Road, Penryn, TR10 8NF:

West Street, Penryn, TR10 8ES
Helston Road, Penryn, TR10 8ND
West Street, Penryn, TR10 8ER
Shute Lane, Penryn, TR10 8EY
Garland Place, Helston Road, Penryn, TR10 8NE
Slades Lane, Penryn, TR10 8QB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about TR10 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Helston Road, Penryn, TR10 8NF 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 30 property sales in Helston 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

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 17
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 105
Flat (Purpose-Built) 68
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 228
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The area containing Helston Road, Penryn contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 36% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 30
Owned with Mortgage 83
Shared Ownership 8
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 75
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 5
Total 215

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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 90
Two People 68
Three People 38
Four People 14
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 215

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 45
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 72
C2 - Skilled manual workers 33
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 43
Total 193

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 Truro and Falmouth constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.

Male 222
Female 200
Total 422

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 24
5-7 8
8-9 5
10-14 15
15 1
16-17 2
18-19 11
20-24 90
25-29 55
30-44 114
45-59 50
60-64 10
65-74 24
75-84 10
85-89 1
90+ 2
Total 422

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of TR10 8NF there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 55% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 231
Married 86
Divorced 28
Separated 11
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 369

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 232
Good 111
Fair 63
Bad 14
Very Bad 2
Total 422

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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) 145
Apprenticeship 21
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 86
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Other 9
Total 369

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 400
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Chinese 3
Black African 6
Other 2
Total 422

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 366
Wales 10
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 6
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 12
Other 23
Total 422

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to TR10 8NF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 339
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 60

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 160
No Religion 214
Buddhist 4
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 6
Not Stated 37
Total 422

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Penryn West ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 144
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 34
Unemployed 20
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 76
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 6
Total 356

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 3
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 22
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 20
RetailInc. Wholesale 37
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 23
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 18
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 35
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 235

Helston Road, Penryn, TR10 8NF is within the Penryn, Mylor & Penryn Rural 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 Helston Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Penryn, Mylor & Penryn Rural
Devon and Cornwall Police
Pydar House
Pydar Street
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to TR10 8NF. 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 TR10 8NF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Helston Road, Penryn, TR10 8NF. The nearest railway station is Penryn (Cornwall), approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Penryn (Cornwall) 290 yards
Penmere 1.7 miles
Falmouth Town 2.4 miles
Falmouth Docks 2.6 miles
Perranwell 3.3 miles
Truro 6.8 miles
Redruth 6.9 miles
Camborne 8.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Helston Road, Penryn, TR10 8NF. The nearest is Penryn Primary Academy, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Penryn Primary Academy 620 yards
Mabe Community Primary School 1 mile
St Francis CofE Primary School 1.4 miles
Falmouth Primary Academy 1.5 miles
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Falmouth 1.5 miles
Flushing School 1.7 miles
Mylor Community Primary School 1.8 miles
Marlborough School 2 miles
King Charles Primary School 2.1 miles
Kennall Vale School 2.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Helston Road, Penryn, TR10 8NF. The nearest is Penryn College, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Penryn College 780 yards
Falmouth School 1 mile
Richard Lander School 6.3 miles
Truro High School 6.5 miles  
Redruth School 7.3 miles
Penair School 7.6 miles
Pool Academy 8.3 miles
Helston Community College 8.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Helston Road, Penryn, TR10 8NF. The nearest is Hendra, approximately 260 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hendra 260 yards
The Penryn Surgery 400 yards
Falmouth Health Centre 1.3 miles
Trescobeas Surgery 1.4 miles
Mylor Surgery 1.7 miles
Flushing 1.7 miles
The Westover Surgery 2 miles
Woodlane Surgery 2.1 miles
Devoran Surgery 2.9 miles
The Penryn Surgery 3.3 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Helston Road, Penryn, TR10 8NF. The nearest is Penryn Dental Practice, 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 10 closest hospitals to Helston Road, Penryn, TR10 8NF. The nearest is Falmouth Hospital, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Helston Road, Penryn, TR10 8NF. The nearest is Histed & Roberts Ltd, approximately 260 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Histed & Roberts Ltd 260 yards
Alexander Miller Opticians 1.8 miles
Reynolds & Slater Opticians 1.8 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 2.1 miles
The Bond Street Optician 6.8 miles
Boots-Truro - Lemon St 6.8 miles
Reid & Gordon 6.8 miles
Ibuntu 6.9 miles
Vision Express UK Ltd 6.9 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 TR10 8NF

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

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 9 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 15.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 21.2Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.3Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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