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Foster Road, Kempston, MK42 8BT | Demographic profile

Foster Road is in a working class neighbourhood popular with families

Demographic data is collected by the Office for National Statistics in the census, the most recent of which took place in 2015. This information is grouped into small geographic areas a few streets in size.

National politics

    Bedford Borough is represented by the Labour party.

Labour

National (General) Election 2019

43.32%
Labour
43.01%
Conservative
9.74%
Liberal Democrat
2.03%
Green
1.89%
Brexit Party
Voting margin 0.31%
Voting turnout 66.0%

Foster Road falls within the parliamentary constituency of Bedford Borough, represented by the Labour MP, Mohammad Yasin. At the last general election Labour won control with a majority of 145 votes over Conservative. A breakdown of voting at the last election is shown above.

Population

  • 1218 people living in the immediate local area as of the 2011 census
high density urban

The most recent data we have available indicates that the area around Foster Road is densely populated, with 1218 people living in the neighbourhood.

While population density on its own doesn’t mean a huge deal, a densely populated area might mean that you’re more likely to experience issues like noise or congestion caused by local traffic. However, it also might mean that key services and facilities are more accessible, located where the largest number of people can reach them.

Average age of local residents

  • Slightly older than the National average of 39
40 years old
5%
6%
0-4
6%
6%
5-9
6%
7%
10-15
4%
5%
16-19
6%
5%
20-24
6%
4%
25-29
19%
19%
30-44
25%
27%
45-64
18%
18%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • National Average
  • This Area

Popularity with families

  • Popular with young families

The area around Foster Road is popular with young families. There is an even split between single people and married couples.

Income

  • Average household income is slightly higher than the National average
41k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally a less affluent area. At the same time, local households have an income slightly higher than the National average.

Deprivation

  • This particular area is, statistically, one of poorer scoring areas when it comes to official government deprivation figures
below average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of Bedford is, statistically, one of poorer scoring areas when it comes to official government deprivation figures

This information is modelled on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, a national dataset compiled by the department for Communities and Local Government. This ranks neighbourhoods from ‘best’ to ‘worst’ across a number of criteria including access to employment, life expectancy, income and health. While this might be a simplistic way of viewing things, there is a strong relationship between an area’s IMD ranking and its desirability as a place to live.

Industry of employment

  • Most popular sectors: Retail, Manufacturing, and Property
Retail

Typical industries in which local people are employed include Retail, Manufacturing, and Property

Travel to work

  • Most popular travel methods: Car and Walking
Car

Most people travel to their workplace by Car (69%) and Walking (11%)

Local politics

    There is No Overall Control (NOC) in Bedford Borough.

NOC

Local elections

12
Lib Dem
12
Labour
12
Conservative
4
Independents
No outright majority

Locally, Foster Road falling under the responsibility of Bedford, of which no individual party has overall control.

Average age of local residents

  • Substantially younger than the Milton Locality average of 46
40 years old
5%
6%
0-4
5%
6%
5-9
6%
7%
10-15
3%
5%
16-19
3%
5%
20-24
3%
4%
25-29
13%
19%
30-44
31%
27%
45-64
26%
18%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • Milton Locality Average
  • This Area

Income

  • Average household income is much lower than the Milton Locality average
41k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally a less affluent area. At the same time, local households have an income much lower than the Milton Locality average.

Deprivation

  • This particular area area scores worse than Milton in official government statistics reflecting household income, employment, health and access to opportunities
below average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of Bedford is, statistically, one of poorer scoring areas when it comes to official government deprivation figures

This information is modelled on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, a national dataset compiled by the department for Communities and Local Government. This ranks neighbourhoods from ‘best’ to ‘worst’ across a number of criteria including access to employment, life expectancy, income and health. While this might be a simplistic way of viewing things, there is a strong relationship between an area’s IMD ranking and its desirability as a place to live.