Area Information for Batley, WF17 5SL

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 5SL, 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 1992. 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 5SL:

Albion Street, Batley, WF17 5PS
Field Lane, Batley, WF17 5PN
Bradford Road, Batley, WF17 5PQ
Eyre Street, Batley, WF17 5PL
Bradford Road, Batley, WF17 5PH
Frederick Walker Gardens, Batley, WF17 5PU

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 5SL 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 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 3
Semi-Detached 41
Terraced 75
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 121
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 71
Owned with Mortgage 19
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 17
Rent Free 2
Total 119

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 6
Two People 20
Three People 20
Four People 21
Five People 17
Six People 18
Seven People 10
8+ People 7
Total 119

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 12
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 57
Total 99

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 261
Female 251
Total 512

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 33
5-7 21
8-9 8
10-14 49
15 8
16-17 25
18-19 21
20-24 44
25-29 54
30-44 89
45-59 95
60-64 17
65-74 24
75-84 19
85-89 3
90+ 2
Total 512

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WF17 5SL 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 134
Married 223
Divorced 14
Separated 4
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 393

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 246
Good 151
Fair 81
Bad 31
Very Bad 3
Total 512

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) 56
Apprenticeship 3
2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 49
1-4 GCSEs 66
No GCSEs 144
Other 40
Total 393

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 3% 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 14
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 350
Pakistani 138
Bangladeshi 2
Other Asian 1
Other 3
Total 512

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Batley), 57% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 290
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 221
Total 512

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 5SL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 450
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 50
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 18

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 9
No Religion 0
Buddhist 0
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 469
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 30
Total 512

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 - 18% 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 62
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 65
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 22
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 64
Retired 24
Looking After Home or Family 58
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 29
Other 19
Total 369

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 38
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 51
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 17
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 156

Batley, WF17 5SL 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 5SL
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 5SL. 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 5SL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Batley, WF17 5SL. The nearest railway station is Batley, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Batley 320 yards
Dewsbury 1.3 miles
Ravensthorpe 2.7 miles
Morley 3.1 miles
Mirfield 3.8 miles
Cottingley 4.3 miles
Outwood 4.8 miles
Wakefield Westgate 5.3 miles
Low Moor 5.9 miles
Deighton 5.9 miles
Wakefield Kirkgate 6.1 miles
Brighouse 6.3 miles
Bramley (West Yorks) 6.6 miles
Leeds 6.7 miles
Sandal & Agbrigg 6.8 miles
New Pudsey 6.9 miles
Burley Park 7.3 miles
Bradford Interchange 7.5 miles
Headingley 7.6 miles
Huddersfield 7.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Batley, WF17 5SL. The nearest is Field Lane Junior Infant and Nursery School, approximately 210 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Batley, WF17 5SL. The nearest is Zakaria Muslim Girls' High School, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Zakaria Muslim Girls' High School 290 yards  
Upper Batley High School 0.8 miles
    
Manor Croft Academy 1.2 miles
    
St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy 1.3 miles
    
Westborough High School 1.4 miles
    
Batley Girls High School 1.7 miles
    
Heckmondwike Grammar School 1.7 miles
    
Woodkirk Academy 2.2 miles
    
The Morley Academy 2.4 miles
    
Bruntcliffe Academy 2.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Batley, WF17 5SL. The nearest is Grove House Surgery, approximately 280 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 5SL. The nearest is Hick Lane Dental Surgery, approximately 250 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 5SL. The nearest is Dewsbury and District Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Batley, WF17 5SL. The nearest is Auckland Opticians Ltd, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Auckland Opticians Ltd 450 yards
Whaley Opticians Ltd 460 yards
Specsavers 630 yards
Vision Centre 630 yards
Opticare 800 yards
Wilton Cottage 1 mile
Phipps Opticians 1.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.3 miles
Asda Vision Centre 1.6 miles
Adams Opticians 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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