Area Information for Ridings Gardens, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SN

Ridings Gardens in Lofthouse is in the Yorkshire and The Humber region of England. The postcode is within the Stanley and Outwood East ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Morley and Outwood. This page combines information for the address Ridings Gardens, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WF3 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 WF3 3SN.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wakefield
Ward Stanley and Outwood East
Constituency Morley and Outwood
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 Ridings Gardens, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SN:

Coniston Court, Lofthouse Gate, Wakefield, WF3 3SF
Ridings Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SE
Ridings Mews, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SW
Ridings Way, Lofthouse Gate, Wakefield, WF3 3SJ
Ridings Court, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3JJ
Oakdale Close, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WF3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Ridings Gardens, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SN 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 36 property sales in Ridings Gardens 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 Ridings Gardens, Lofthouse, Wakefield consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 105
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 129
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repayed through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 68% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 36
Owned with Mortgage 87
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rent Free 0
Total 128

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 10
Two People 36
Three People 38
Four People 32
Five People 10
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 128

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 32
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 43
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 112

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 Morley and Outwood constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 43% male.

Male 227
Female 295
Total 522

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 14
5-7 7
8-9 8
10-14 46
15 12
16-17 18
18-19 18
20-24 23
25-29 8
30-44 72
45-59 119
60-64 19
65-74 32
75-84 48
85-89 43
90+ 35
Total 522

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WF3 3SN the number widowed residents is high - 19% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 92
Married 221
Divorced 22
Separated 1
Widowed 97
Same Sex 2
Total 435

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 226
Good 141
Fair 115
Bad 28
Very Bad 12
Total 522

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) 87
Apprenticeship 14
2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 72
1-4 GCSEs 51
No GCSEs 161
Other 13
Total 435

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 494
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 4
Pakistani 7
Chinese 2
Black African 8
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 2
Total 522

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 480
Wales 5
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 5
Other 20
Total 522

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 WF3 3SN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 395
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 117

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 377
No Religion 95
Buddhist 0
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 7
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 39
Total 522

Economic Activity Embed This

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 137
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 31
Retired 41
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 4
Total 309

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 1
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 22
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 6
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 40
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 24
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 210

Ridings Gardens, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SN is within the Wakefield City and North West 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 Ridings Gardens
Neighbourhood Team Address Wakefield City and North West
83 Northgate

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Below are the details of the closest services to Lofthouse. 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 WF3 3SN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Ridings Gardens, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SN. The nearest railway station is Outwood, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Outwood 540 yards
Wakefield Westgate 2.4 miles
Wakefield Kirkgate 2.8 miles
Normanton 3.5 miles
Woodlesford 3.7 miles
Sandal & Agbrigg 3.9 miles
Morley 4.2 miles
Cottingley 4.9 miles
Batley 4.9 miles
Streethouse 5.1 miles
Dewsbury 5.6 miles
Leeds 5.7 miles
Castleford 6.1 miles
Cross Gates 6.4 miles
Featherstone 6.5 miles
Glasshoughton 6.7 miles
Ravensthorpe 6.9 miles
Burley Park 7.2 miles
Garforth 7.4 miles
East Garforth 7.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Ridings Gardens, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SN. The nearest is Outwood Primary Academy Ledger Lane, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Outwood Primary Academy Ledger Lane 0.5 miles
Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate 0.5 miles
Rooks Nest Academy 0.6 miles
Stanley St Peters Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School 1.2 miles
Newton Hill Community School 1.3 miles
Wrenthorpe Academy 1.3 miles
Robin Hood Primary School 1.4 miles
East Ardsley Primary Academy 1.4 miles
Stanley Grove Primary and Nursery School 1.4 miles
Thorpe Primary School 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Ridings Gardens, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SN. The nearest is Outwood Grange Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Outwood Grange Academy 0.7 miles
Rodillian Academy 0.9 miles
Wakefield Girls' High School Junior School 2.1 miles  
Wakefield Girls' High School 2.1 miles  
Royds School 2.3 miles
Outwood Academy City Fields 2.3 miles
Cathedral Academy 3.3 miles
Woodkirk Academy 3.4 miles
Cockburn John Charles Academy 3.6 miles
Cockburn School 3.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ridings Gardens, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SN. The nearest is Outwood Park Medical Centre, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Ridings Gardens, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SN. The nearest is Outwood Dental Care, approximately 0.5 miles 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 Ridings Gardens, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SN. The nearest is Fieldhead Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Ridings Gardens, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3SN. The nearest is Valli Opticians Wakefield, approximately 0.6 miles away.

* 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 WF3 3SN

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 18 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 60.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 12Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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