Area Information for Dark Lane, Batley, WF17 5RN

Dark Lane in Batley is in the Yorkshire and The Humber region of England. The postcode is within the Batley East ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Batley and Spen. This page combines information for the address Dark Lane, Batley, WF17 5RN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WF17 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 WF17 5RN.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Kirklees
Ward Batley East
Constituency Batley and Spen
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 Dark Lane, Batley, WF17 5RN:

Dark Lane, Batley, WF17 5RW
Hamza Street, Batley, WF17 5TG
Wellington Street, Batley, WF17 5TH
Dark Lane, Batley, WF17 5RU
Browns Place, Batley, WF17 5RS
Purlwell Lane, Batley, WF17 5BH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WF17 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Dark Lane, Batley, WF17 5RN 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 18 property sales in Dark Lane 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 Dark Lane, Batley consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 8
Semi-Detached 39
Terraced 69
Flat (Purpose-Built) 11
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 130
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 47
Owned with Mortgage 39
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 22
Rent Free 3
Total 125

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 36
Two People 28
Three People 13
Four People 19
Five People 11
Six People 11
Seven People 4
8+ People 3
Total 125

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 53
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 Batley and Spen constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Gender
Male 191
Female 194
Total 385

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around WF17 5RN has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 31% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 42
5-7 20
8-9 19
10-14 35
15 5
16-17 7
18-19 10
20-24 23
25-29 43
30-44 88
45-59 47
60-64 21
65-74 13
75-84 8
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 385

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WF17 5RN 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 71
Married 162
Divorced 10
Separated 9
Widowed 12
Same Sex 0
Total 264

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 187
Good 120
Fair 56
Bad 15
Very Bad 7
Total 385

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 38
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 38
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs 35
No GCSEs 90
Other 29
Total 264

Ethnic Group Embed This

Dark Lane, Batley can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 23% 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 87
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 224
Pakistani 56
Chinese 3
Other Asian 5
Other 1
Total 385

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 297
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 6
Other 81
Total 385

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 WF17 5RN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 318
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 49

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 57
No Religion 23
Buddhist 2
Hindu 13
Jewish 0
Muslim 247
Sikh 4
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 39
Total 385

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Batley East ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 63
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 56
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 20
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 26
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 18
Total 252

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 34
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 36
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 140

Dark Lane, Batley, WF17 5RN is within the Batley and Spen policing neighbourhood, under the West Yorkshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2018, 145 crimes were reported within half a mile of WF17 5RN.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 145 crimes committed near Dark Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Batley and Spen
Heckmondwike Police Station
Claremont
Heckmondwike
WF16 9LJ
Website: http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/my-neighbourhood/kirklees/batley-and-spen/contacts

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 WF17 5RN. 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 WF17 5RN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Dark Lane, Batley, WF17 5RN. The nearest railway station is Batley, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Batley 0.7 miles
Dewsbury 1.4 miles
Ravensthorpe 2.5 miles
Morley 3.4 miles
Mirfield 3.5 miles
Cottingley 4.5 miles
Outwood 5.3 miles
Low Moor 5.3 miles
Deighton 5.4 miles
Brighouse 5.8 miles
Wakefield Westgate 5.8 miles
Bramley (West Yorks) 6.5 miles
Wakefield Kirkgate 6.6 miles
New Pudsey 6.7 miles
Leeds 7 miles
Bradford Interchange 7.1 miles
Sandal & Agbrigg 7.3 miles
Huddersfield 7.3 miles
Burley Park 7.4 miles
Bradford Forster Square 7.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Dark Lane, Batley, WF17 5RN. The nearest is Purlwell Infant and Nursery School, approximately 490 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Dark Lane, Batley, WF17 5RN. The nearest is Zakaria Muslim Girls' High School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Zakaria Muslim Girls' High School 0.6 miles  
Upper Batley High School 0.7 miles
    
St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy 1.2 miles
    
Heckmondwike Grammar School 1.2 miles
    
Westborough High School 1.3 miles
    
Batley Girls High School 1.4 miles
    
Manor Croft Academy 1.6 miles
    
Spen Valley High School 2.4 miles
    
Rida Girls' High School 2.5 miles  
Bruntcliffe Academy 2.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Dark Lane, Batley, WF17 5RN. The nearest is Broughton House Gp Practice, approximately 440 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 Dark Lane, Batley, WF17 5RN. The nearest is Mount Dental Surgery, approximately 470 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 Dark Lane, Batley, WF17 5RN. The nearest is Dewsbury and District Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Dark Lane, Batley, WF17 5RN. The nearest is Opticare, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Opticare 420 yards
Specsavers 690 yards
Vision Centre 690 yards
Whaley Opticians Ltd 740 yards
Auckland Opticians Ltd half a mile
Wilton Cottage 0.8 miles
Phipps Opticians 1.4 miles
Premier Vision 1.4 miles
Armitage Allot & Partners 1.4 miles
Phipps Opticians 1.4 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.


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Broadband in WF17 5RN

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 17 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 53.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 150Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%
 

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