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Shrewsbury (SY2)

The SY2 postcode area is located in the Shrewsbury postcode town region, within the county of Shropshire, and contains a total of 606 individual postcodes.

There are 12 electoral wards in the SY2 postcode area, including Aberystwyth, Bishops Castle, Borth, Bow Street, Bucknell, Caersws, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Ellesmere, Llanbrynmair, Llandinam, Llanfechain, Llanfyllin, Llanidloes, Llanon, Llanrhystud, Llansantffraid, Llanymynech, Ludlow, Lydbury North, Machynlleth, Malpas, Meifod, Montgomery, Newtown, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Talybont, Tregaron, Welshpool, Whitchurch, Ystrad Meurig which come under the local authority of the Shropshire Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 23% of people in SY2 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of SY2 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The SY2 postcode is a postcode district located in the Shrewsbury district in Shropshire, England. It covers the neighbourhoods of Belvidere, Blurton, Bayston Hill, Coton Hill, Cross Hill, Ditherington, Bank Farm, Harlescott, Meole Brace, Monkmoor, Northwest, Oxon, Priorslee, Radbrook, Sutton, Westhaven, Ternhill, and other surrounding areas.

The SY2 postcode district is located in the central part of the Shrewsbury district and is near the M54 motorway and is in close proximity to the Shrewsbury town center. This postcode is well-served by a variety of transportation options, including bus and rail links to the surrounding towns and cities, along with a number of taxi and limousine services for those wishing to travel further afield.

The SY2 postcode provides easy access to a number of amenities and attractions in the area, including the popular Quarry Park, with its abundance of walking and cycling trails, and the historic Shrewsbury Castle. Shrewsbury town center also provides a wealth of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, and other places of interest to explore.

Residents in this postcode district also benefit from a number of leisure facilities, such as the Ellesmere Swimming and Fitness Centre, as well as a range of parks, playing fields, and playgrounds. Education is also well catered for, with many primary and secondary schools located within the postcode district boundaries or a short distance away.

The economy in this area is mainly centred around the retail and hospitality sectors, although there are a handful of manufacturing and engineering businesses operating within the SY2 postcode district. The nearby Meole Brace Retail Park also provides a variety of shops and outlets.

TheSY2 postcode is a well-connected district situated in the heart of the Shrewsbury district, providing residents with excellent access to a range of amenities, attractions, leisure facilities, education, and employment opportunities.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in SY2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 23%AB
  • 53%C2/C2
  • 24%DE

According to census records, 23% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 95%WHITE

95% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Shropshire

SY2 is located in the county of Shropshire, in England.

Shropshire has a total population of 486,300, making it the 42nd largest county in the UK.

Shropshire has a total area of 1346 square miles, and a population density of 139 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Shropshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeSY2
Postal TownShrewsbury
MSOA NameShropshire 021
LSOA NameShropshire 021C
Local AuthorityShropshire
Area ClassificationLargely Rural (rural including hub towns 50-79%)

SY2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SY2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Belle Vue
Castle Fields
Cherry Orchard
Mount Pleasant
Spring Gdns
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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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