Area Information for Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DN

Aketon Road in Castleford is in the Yorkshire and The Humber region of England. The postcode is within the Altofts and Whitwood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford. This page combines information for the address Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WF10 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 WF10 5DN.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wakefield
Ward Altofts and Whitwood
Constituency Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
Region Yorkshire and The Humber
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 Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DN:

Cherry Court, Castleford, WF10 5YG
Hemsby Road, Castleford, WF10 5EG
Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DL
Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DJ
Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DW
Hartley Street, Castleford, WF10 5DQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WF10 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DN 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.

Using this Information Commercially

The information we provide on the website is done so without charge. However, if you wish to use this data on other websites, or in any other public medium should consult our data sources page for information on how you should correctly attribute the information.

House Prices

We have found 14 property sales in Aketon 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 50
Semi-Detached 58
Terraced 104
Flat (Purpose-Built) 18
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 234
Are these numbers higher than you expected? Click here for explanation.

Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Aketon Road, Castleford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 21% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 61
Owned with Mortgage 108
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 45
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 224

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 50
Two People 106
Three People 35
Four People 25
Five People 6
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 224

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 23
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 40
C2 - Skilled manual workers 53
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 58
Total 174

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 Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 258
Female 251
Total 509

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 34
5-7 14
8-9 7
10-14 18
15 8
16-17 9
18-19 9
20-24 51
25-29 62
30-44 104
45-59 91
60-64 23
65-74 54
75-84 20
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 509

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WF10 5DN 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 163
Married 196
Divorced 38
Separated 18
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 428

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 217
Good 179
Fair 81
Bad 29
Very Bad 3
Total 509

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) 78
Apprenticeship 30
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 54
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 68
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 74
No GCSEs or Equivalent 101
Other 23
Total 428

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Aketon Road, Castleford) 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 98% 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 497
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 2
Other Asian 1
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 1
Total 509

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 488
Wales 1
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 4
Other 11
Total 509

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 WF10 5DN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 426
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 79

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 338
No Religion 138
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 27
Total 509

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Altofts and Whitwood ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 53% 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 212
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 54
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 64
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 4
Total 403

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
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 40
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 67
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 23
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 23
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 30
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 291

Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DN is within the Wakefield North East policing neighbourhood, under the West Yorkshire 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 Aketon Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Wakefield North East
Jessop Street
WF10 1DQ
Force Website: http://default/my-neighbourhood

Data courtesy of See our Data Sources page for more information.

Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Dentists Dentist Opticians Optician Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to WF10 5DN. 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 WF10 5DN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DN. The nearest railway station is Castleford, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castleford 770 yards
Glasshoughton 1.2 miles
Pontefract Tanshelf 2.6 miles
Normanton 2.8 miles
Featherstone 2.9 miles
Pontefract Monkhill 2.9 miles
Pontefract Baghill 3.2 miles
Streethouse 3.4 miles
Woodlesford 4.1 miles
Knottingley 4.4 miles
East Garforth 5 miles
Micklefield 5 miles
Garforth 5.3 miles
Wakefield Kirkgate 5.9 miles
Outwood 6 miles
Fitzwilliam 6.1 miles
Sandal & Agbrigg 6.3 miles
South Milford 6.3 miles
Wakefield Westgate 6.4 miles
Cross Gates 6.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DN. The nearest is Half Acres Primary Academy, approximately 300 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Half Acres Primary Academy 300 yards
Ackton Pastures Primary Academy half a mile
Castleford Three Lane Ends Academy 0.6 miles
Smawthorne Henry Moore Primary School, Castleford 0.6 miles
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Castleford 0.7 miles
Castleford Wheldon Infant School and Nursery 0.8 miles
Castleford Park Junior Academy 0.8 miles
Glasshoughton Infant Academy 1 mile
Methley Primary School 1.8 miles
Featherstone All Saints CofE Academy 1.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DN. The nearest is Castleford Academy, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Castleford Academy 0.9 miles
St Wilfrid's Catholic High School & Sixth Form College: A Voluntary Academy 1.7 miles
Airedale Academy 2.1 miles
Brigshaw High School 2.6 miles
Outwood Academy Freeston 2.7 miles
The King's School 3.1 miles
The Featherstone Academy 3.2 miles
Carleton High School 3.9 miles
Royds Academy 4.1 miles  
Garforth Academy 4.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DN. The nearest is Henry Moore Clinic, approximately 650 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 Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DN. The nearest is Wakefield PCT Dental Service, approximately 810 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 Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DN. The nearest is Spire Methley Park Hospital, approximately 2.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Aketon Road, Castleford, WF10 5DN. The nearest is iVision Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
iVision Opticians 0.6 miles
Visionplus Castleford Ltd 0.6 miles
Premier Eyecare (Castleford) 0.7 miles
VisionCare Optometry 0.7 miles
D G Opticians 2.7 miles
Moorhouse Opticians Ltd 2.7 miles
Site for Sore Eyes 2.8 miles
Boots-Pontefract 2.9 miles
Specsavers 2.9 miles
Smartspec 2.9 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.


Compare Broadband

Want to find out which broadband package is right for you? StreetCheck now offers a handy broadband comparison tool.

Compare Broadband Now

Broadband in WF10 5DN

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 11 reported internet connections. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

Our latest broadband offer
Average Download Speed 71.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 203Mbps
Average Upload Speed 13.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 21Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

Top Broadband Suppliers Back to Top

Thanks to a survey[link] performed for Broadband Genie, we can show you the best broadband suppliers in the United Kingdom as of 2019. The most popular supplier was Plusnet, based on average scores for value, support, speed, reliability, customer service, security and whether the customer would recommend the supplier.

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%

Looking for a broadband package? StreetCheck now offers a handy broadband comparison tool, click the button below to get started.

Compare Broadband