Area Information for Batley, WF17 5SG

This postcode 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 Batley, WF17 5SG, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1998. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

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 Batley, WF17 5SG:

Hilberoyd Road, Batley, WF17 5HP
Hick Lane, Batley, WF17 5TD
Field Lane, Batley, WF17 5AG
Wellington Street, Batley, WF17 5HR
Hick Lane, Batley, WF17 5HW
Bar Street, Batley, WF17 5PG

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 Batley, WF17 5SG 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 Batley 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 1
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 14
Flat (Purpose-Built) 142
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 12
Total 174
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Batley contains a higher than average level of social housing - 75% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14
Owned with Mortgage 7
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 50
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 76
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 5
Total 167

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 110
Two People 32
Three People 9
Four People 6
Five People 8
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 167

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 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 50
Total 105

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 136
Female 142
Total 278

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 20
5-7 12
8-9 2
10-14 12
15 3
16-17 6
18-19 8
20-24 20
25-29 18
30-44 36
45-59 52
60-64 15
65-74 38
75-84 26
85-89 7
90+ 3
Total 278

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WF17 5SG 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 88
Married 70
Divorced 33
Separated 8
Widowed 30
Same Sex 0
Total 229

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.

However, this area of the Batley East ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (62%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 87
Good 86
Fair 67
Bad 29
Very Bad 9
Total 278

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

WF17 5SG and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 46% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 22
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 17
1-4 GCSEs 41
No GCSEs 106
Other 18
Total 229

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 64% 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 179
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 66
Pakistani 13
Other Asian 10
Black Caribbean 2
Other 2
Total 278

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 227
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 12
Other 35
Total 278

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 5SG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 184
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 14
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 70

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 136
No Religion 38
Buddhist 1
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 86
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 278

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Batley East ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% 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 52
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 39
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 8
Total 193

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 25
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 92

Batley, WF17 5SG 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near WF17 5SG
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 5SG. 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 5SG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Batley, WF17 5SG. The nearest railway station is Batley, approximately 480 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Batley 480 yards
Dewsbury 1.4 miles
Ravensthorpe 2.7 miles
Morley 3.1 miles
Mirfield 3.8 miles
Cottingley 4.2 miles
Outwood 4.9 miles
Wakefield Westgate 5.4 miles
Low Moor 5.7 miles
Deighton 5.9 miles
Wakefield Kirkgate 6.2 miles
Brighouse 6.2 miles
Bramley (West Yorks) 6.5 miles
Leeds 6.7 miles
New Pudsey 6.7 miles
Sandal & Agbrigg 6.9 miles
Burley Park 7.2 miles
Bradford Interchange 7.4 miles
Headingley 7.5 miles
Kirkstall Forge 7.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Batley, WF17 5SG. The nearest is Field Lane Junior Infant and Nursery School, approximately 290 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Batley, WF17 5SG. The nearest is Zakaria Muslim Girls' High School, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Zakaria Muslim Girls' High School 510 yards  
Upper Batley High School 0.6 miles
    
Manor Croft Academy 1.3 miles
    
St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy 1.4 miles
    
Westborough High School 1.5 miles
    
Batley Girls High School 1.5 miles
    
Heckmondwike Grammar School 1.7 miles
    
Woodkirk Academy 2.2 miles
    
The Morley Academy 2.3 miles
    
Bruntcliffe Academy 2.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Batley, WF17 5SG. The nearest is Grove House Surgery, approximately 290 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 Batley, WF17 5SG. The nearest is Hick Lane Dental Surgery, approximately 70 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 Batley, WF17 5SG. The nearest is Dewsbury and District Hospital, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Batley, WF17 5SG. The nearest is Auckland Opticians Ltd, approximately 210 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Auckland Opticians Ltd 210 yards
Whaley Opticians Ltd 220 yards
Specsavers 390 yards
Vision Centre 390 yards
Opticare 800 yards
Wilton Cottage 0.8 miles
Phipps Opticians 1.4 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.4 miles
Asda Vision Centre 1.7 miles
Asda Stores Ltd 1.8 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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