18,854TOTAL POPULATION
8,560HOUSEHOLDS
3.5%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£31,200AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME

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SY8 POSTCODE REGION

Shrewsbury (SY8)

The SY8 postcode area is located in the Shrewsbury postcode town region, within the county of Shropshire, and contains a total of 981 individual postcodes.

There are 149 electoral wards in the SY8 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, 22% of people in SY8 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 SY8 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


The SY8 postcode covers the area of Shrewsbury in England. Located in the beautiful county of Shropshire, the area is rich in history, culture and natural beauty. The SY8 postcode is a small but vibrant area, boasting an endless array of things to do and see.

Shrewsbury itself is a bustling market town with a host of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. The River Severn winds through the town centre; beneath the cobbled streets and past Shrewsbury Castle, one of the few medieval strongholds in the country. Buildings such as St. Nicholas' Church, The Welsh Bridge and other landmarks bear its centuries-long heritage.

Nearby is Attingham Park, a stunning 18th-century landscape that's the perfect place to explore the countryside and enjoy views over the River Severn. The surrounding Shropshire Hills AONB and Long Mynd offer stunning views of the Shropshire countryside and are popular for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and visitors. Residents and visitors to this area are also lucky to have access to some of the most prestigious golf courses in the country.

Within SY8 postcode there are some excellent educational establishments. Shrewsbury School is an independent school with a heritage stretching back more than 500 years. It is one of the leading schools in the country and is renowned for its academic excellence. Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology also serve the area.

Shrewsbury is connected to the rest of the country by the West Midlands mainline railway; alongside local buse services and the Shropshire star bus network. There is also an airfield located in the SY8 postcode, Shrewsbury Airfield, used by private aircrafts and as a test centre for military and civil aviation.

The SY8 postcode is a vibrant and beautiful area, full of historical significance, cultural attractions and recreational activities. Serving as the heart of Shropshire and giving its residents access to a high standard of education, transport and leisure activities, it's no wonder this postcode is so sought after.


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Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 92%WORKING
  • 8%UNEMPLOYED

8% of people in SY8 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 22%AB
  • 55%C2/C2
  • 23%DE

According to census records, 22% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 96%WHITE
  • 4%NON-WHITE

96% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

SY8Shropshire

Shropshire

The county of Shropshire

SY8 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 CodeSY8
Postal TownShrewsbury
MSOA NameShropshire 038
LSOA NameShropshire 038H
CountyShropshire
RegionShropshire
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityShropshire
Area ClassificationLargely Rural (rural including hub towns 50-79%)

SY8 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SY8, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Aldon
Angelbank
Ashford Bowdler
Ashford Carbonel
Ashley Moor
Aston
Aston Bank
Aymestrey
Bache
Bache Mill
Batchcott
Berrington
Berrington Green
Bircher
Bitterley
Blackford
Shropshire
Boraston
Boraston Dale
Bouldon
Brandhill
Brimfield
Bringewood Forge
Bromdon
Bromfield
Brookrow
Burford
Burley
Burrington
Burwarton
Caynham
Cheney Longville
Cleedownton
Cleehill
Cleemarsh
Cleestanton
Clee St Margaret
Cleeton St Mary
Cock Gate
Cockshutford
Comberton
Coreley
Corfton
Corfton Bache
Cornbrook
Craven Arms
Croft
Crumpsbrook
Culmington
Dhustone
Diddlebury
Doddington
Duxmoor
Elton
Farden
Foxwood
Gosford
Great Sutton
Greete
Halford
Hayton's Bent
Henley
Hints
Hope Bagot
Hoptonbank
Hopton Cangeford
Hoptongate
Knowbury
Knowle
Knowlegate
Kyrewood
Lady Halton
Lawton
Leamoor Common
Leinthall Earls
Leinthall Starkes
Little Hereford
Little Sutton
Loughton
Lower Dinchope
Lower Hayton
Lower Ledwyche
Lubberland
Ludford
Ludlow
Middleton
Middleton
Nash
Newington
Norton
Old Field
Oldwood
Onibury
Onny
Orleton
Orleton Common
Overton
Peaton
Peatonstrand
Pedlar's Rest
Pinstones
Priors Halton
Richard's Castle
Rochford
Rockgreen
Seifton
Shawbank
Sheet
Silvington
Snitton
Snittongate
Spurtree
Stanton Lacy
Steventon
St Michaels
Stokegorse
Stokesay
Stoke St Milborough
Stoneylane
Stony Cross near Brimfield
Strefford
Teme
Tenbury Wells
The Gore
The Grove
The Hope
The Yeld
Tilsop
Titterhill
Upper Affcot
Upper Dinchope
Upper Hayton
Upper Rochford
Vernolds Common
Walton
Westhope
Wettles
Whatmore
Wheathill
Whettleton
Whitton
Whittytree
Wistanstow
Woodbank
Woofferton
Wooton
Wootton
Wylde
Wyson
Yatton
Browse Postcodes in SY8

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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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