BN26 Postcode Area Information

Population
13,146
Avg Annual Income
£40,167
Full Time Employees
22.16%
Average Age
47.79

Wealden, BN26 Postcode Area Overview

The BN26 postcode area is located in the Wealden, East Sussex postcode town, in the South East, England region.

The BN26 postcode area, also known as the Polegate postcode area, is nestled in East Sussex, England. Its geography comprises charming countryside landscapes blending with serene coastline sceneries, which promises a satisfying blend of rural and seaside living. The region is most known for its proximity to the South Downs National Park that provides a plethora of recreational opportunities, including hiking and biking trails.

It covers areas such as Polegate, Alfriston, East Dean, and Hankham, characterized by residential estates and commercial centers. The region provides a variety of amenities that cater to the needs of its residents, including supermarkets, medical centers, schools, and leisure facilities. The Eastbourne District General Hospital, one of the largest NHS hospitals in Sussex, is also easily accessible from BN26.

In terms of transportation, the BN26 postcode area enjoys a well-connected transport infrastructure. It has the Polegate railway station that affords effortless journeys to major towns and cities such as Brighton, Lewes, Hastings, and London. The area also enjoys an efficient road network with the A22 and A27 roads passing through Polegate. Additionally, local bus services are available for intra-city commuting.

Its strategic location allows residents to enjoy the benefits of urban living while relishing the beauty and peace of the countryside. Overall, the BN26 postcode area is a vibrant community that blends modern living with nature's splendor, making it an ideal place for both living and visiting.

A Major part of this postcode area describes a community with a younger population compared to the surrounding area, living mainly in flats.

Residents:

  • More residents are below retirement age than the average.
  • Most people live in flats, more than any other postcode in the group.
  • Few residents live in care homes or communal establishments.
  • This is the least diverse community within the "Ageing Communities" group in terms of ethnicity.

Employment:

  • Many residents work in managerial and professional roles, similar to the surrounding area.
  • Few residents have jobs in manual or basic labor positions.

A Major part of this postcode area represents a younger and less diverse community compared to the surrounding area. Residents tend to live in flats and work in professional roles.

It's important to note that this description generalizes the area and individual experiences may vary.

Electoral Wards

The BN26 postcode area covers Arlington, Lower Willingdon, Polegate Central, Polegate North, Polegate South & Willingdon Watermill, South Downs electoral wards.

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BN26 Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of BN26 postcode area is 13,146. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the area is White: English, with a total of 12,057, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 372. In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (6,195), followed by No religion (5,767).

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (3,982), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (3,005).

Economic Status

Most people in the BN26 postcode area mentioned they are Retired (5,530), while 4,025 adults mentioned they are Employee: Full-time.

Education

Regarding education, 3,276 adults have Level 4 education, while 1,912 have Level 3 education. The most common occupations in the BN26 area are

  • Professional occupations (1047)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (841), and
  • Skilled trades occupations (759)

Age

The average age of people living in postcode BN26 is 48 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (4604), Between 75 to 100 (4594), and Between 55 to 64 (4467).

NS-SEC

The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in BN26 has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (2,396) followed by Small employers and own account workers (1,632), and Intermediate occupations (1,513).

Postcodes in BN26

There are total 3 postcode sectors present in the BN26 (listed below). The postcode BN26 has a total of 649 postcodes.

ONS Administrative Info of BN26
NameType
AreaBN26
Ward

Arlington

Lower Willingdon

Polegate Central

Polegate North

Polegate South & Willingdon Watermill

South Downs

LTLA22Wealden
UTLA22East Sussex
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland

Wealden, BN26 Postcode Crime rate over the last 12 Months

Wealden, BN26 Postcode Area Crime rate by Month

11

Anti-social behaviour

4

Burglary

2

Criminal damage and arson

2

Drugs

3

Other crime

3

Other theft

2

Possession of weapons

6

Public order

4

Shoplifting

1

Vehicle crime

16

Violence and sexual offences

7

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

4

Burglary

5

Criminal damage and arson

5

Drugs

9

Other crime

4

Other theft

3

Possession of weapons

3

Public order

3

Shoplifting

4

Vehicle crime

29

Violence and sexual offences

5

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

1

Burglary

7

Criminal damage and arson

4

Other crime

2

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

3

Public order

1

Robbery

4

Shoplifting

1

Vehicle crime

21

Violence and sexual offences

10

Anti-social behaviour

1

Burglary

4

Criminal damage and arson

2

Other crime

5

Other theft

5

Public order

15

Shoplifting

3

Vehicle crime

33

Violence and sexual offences

12

Anti-social behaviour

3

Burglary

9

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

2

Other crime

5

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

6

Public order

1

Robbery

7

Shoplifting

3

Vehicle crime

26

Violence and sexual offences

8

Anti-social behaviour

4

Burglary

5

Criminal damage and arson

2

Drugs

9

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

5

Public order

4

Shoplifting

2

Theft from the person

1

Vehicle crime

25

Violence and sexual offences

12

Anti-social behaviour

2

Burglary

7

Criminal damage and arson

2

Other crime

7

Other theft

7

Public order

4

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

4

Vehicle crime

23

Violence and sexual offences

16

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

2

Burglary

10

Criminal damage and arson

2

Drugs

8

Other theft

7

Public order

5

Shoplifting

6

Vehicle crime

18

Violence and sexual offences

11

Anti-social behaviour

8

Criminal damage and arson

4

Other theft

2

Public order

2

Vehicle crime

14

Violence and sexual offences

10

Anti-social behaviour

3

Burglary

3

Criminal damage and arson

3

Drugs

5

Other theft

7

Public order

3

Shoplifting

3

Vehicle crime

20

Violence and sexual offences

1

Criminal damage and arson

1

Public order

1

Theft from the person

5

Anti-social behaviour

2

Burglary

10

Criminal damage and arson

4

Other theft

6

Public order

5

Shoplifting

1

Vehicle crime

13

Violence and sexual offences

3

Anti-social behaviour

4

Criminal damage and arson

3

Drugs

1

Other crime

10

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

1

Public order

7

Shoplifting

2

Vehicle crime

16

Violence and sexual offences

11

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

3

Burglary

7

Criminal damage and arson

2

Other crime

7

Other theft

7

Public order

5

Shoplifting

1

Vehicle crime

20

Violence and sexual offences

Sold House Prices in BN26 postcode area over the last 12 Months

Sold House Prices in BN26 postcode area by Month

House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£440,000.00£440,000.00 - £440,000.001
Semi-Detached£750,000.00£750,000.00 - £750,000.001
Terraced£375,000.00£375,000.00 - £375,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£451,285.71£327,000.00 - £670,000.007
Semi-Detached£287,500.00£285,000.00 - £290,000.002
Terraced£340,000.00£305,000.00 - £375,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£385,000.00£385,000.00 - £385,000.002
Flat£185,000.00£185,000.00 - £185,000.002
Semi-Detached£399,285.71£310,000.00 - £575,000.007
Terraced£288,500.00£270,000.00 - £307,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£798,291.50£341,666.00 - £1,930,000.008
Flat£672,250.00£140,000.00 - £1,150,000.004
Semi-Detached£397,291.67£267,000.00 - £725,000.0012
Terraced£255,000.00£255,000.00 - £255,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£424,700.00£200,000.00 - £710,000.0010
Flat£160,000.00£160,000.00 - £160,000.001
Other£363,333.33£205,000.00 - £442,500.003
Semi-Detached£415,214.29£320,000.00 - £1,010,000.0014
Terraced£352,100.00£285,000.00 - £450,000.005
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£436,666.67£380,000.00 - £495,000.003
Semi-Detached£345,750.00£315,000.00 - £375,000.004
Terraced£310,000.00£310,000.00 - £310,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£549,000.00£382,000.00 - £750,000.006
Semi-Detached£316,000.00£316,000.00 - £316,000.001
Terraced£310,500.00£247,000.00 - £374,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£418,300.00£258,000.00 - £615,000.005
Flat£160,833.33£107,500.00 - £215,000.003
Semi-Detached£239,500.00£189,000.00 - £290,000.002
Terraced£253,750.00£172,500.00 - £370,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£431,214.29£375,000.00 - £550,000.007
Flat£167,000.00£141,000.00 - £190,000.003
Semi-Detached£370,357.14£253,000.00 - £605,000.007
Terraced£322,000.00£270,000.00 - £415,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£382,000.00£311,000.00 - £425,000.003
Flat£196,000.00£196,000.00 - £196,000.001
Semi-Detached£316,666.67£290,000.00 - £365,000.003
Terraced£285,000.00£285,000.00 - £285,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£628,437.50£325,000.00 - £1,025,000.008
Flat£150,400.00£110,000.00 - £175,000.005
Other£900,000.00£600,000.00 - £1,200,000.003
Semi-Detached£452,666.67£278,000.00 - £740,000.003
Terraced£358,333.33£325,000.00 - £420,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£465,181.82£385,000.00 - £547,000.0011
Semi-Detached£376,000.00£315,000.00 - £463,000.009
Terraced£333,600.00£247,500.00 - £550,000.0015
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£800,000.00£315,000.00 - £1,535,000.003
Flat£187,666.67£155,000.00 - £225,000.003
Semi-Detached£364,000.00£310,000.00 - £475,000.005
Terraced£269,000.00£269,000.00 - £269,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£737,500.00£400,000.00 - £1,075,000.002
Semi-Detached£308,000.00£300,000.00 - £316,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£569,495.00£380,000.00 - £1,055,000.0010
Flat£159,583.33£107,500.00 - £205,000.006
Other£250,000.00£250,000.00 - £250,000.001
Semi-Detached£359,300.00£287,500.00 - £475,000.005
Terraced£358,750.00£330,000.00 - £380,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£555,000.00£330,000.00 - £730,000.006
Flat£166,062.50£120,000.00 - £220,000.004
Semi-Detached£636,222.22£300,000.00 - £2,840,000.009
Terraced£351,666.67£300,000.00 - £410,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£494,250.00£340,000.00 - £758,000.008
Flat£190,500.00£170,500.00 - £214,000.003
Other£359,000.00£268,000.00 - £450,000.002
Semi-Detached£409,055.56£270,500.00 - £810,000.009
Terraced£351,666.67£245,000.00 - £450,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£529,285.71£345,000.00 - £710,000.007
Flat£188,333.33£155,000.00 - £215,000.003
Other£342,500.00£250,000.00 - £435,000.002
Semi-Detached£401,153.85£285,000.00 - £532,500.0013
Terraced£402,625.00£285,000.00 - £617,500.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£714,321.43£357,000.00 - £2,000,000.0014
Flat£190,500.00£125,000.00 - £228,000.004
Semi-Detached£416,272.73£225,000.00 - £520,000.0011
Terraced£380,125.00£295,000.00 - £590,000.008
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£478,611.11£362,500.00 - £630,000.009
Flat£146,000.00£146,000.00 - £146,000.001
Semi-Detached£389,555.56£315,000.00 - £680,000.009
Terraced£294,666.67£192,000.00 - £362,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£464,187.50£385,000.00 - £550,000.008
Other£20,000.00£20,000.00 - £20,000.001
Semi-Detached£370,000.00£279,000.00 - £526,000.008
Terraced£379,597.92£227,500.00 - £730,000.0012
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£537,428.57£317,000.00 - £760,000.0014
Flat£193,250.00£165,000.00 - £213,000.004
Other£751,250.00£345,000.00 - £1,157,500.002
Semi-Detached£338,590.91£278,000.00 - £385,500.0011
Terraced£325,243.75£148,700.00 - £420,000.008
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£616,500.00£395,000.00 - £1,000,000.008
Flat£150,150.00£71,750.00 - £200,000.005
Semi-Detached£362,194.44£245,000.00 - £727,500.009
Terraced£320,481.11£205,000.00 - £450,000.009
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£654,158.33£540,000.00 - £900,000.006
Flat£176,333.33£121,000.00 - £218,000.003
Semi-Detached£418,743.75£210,000.00 - £1,175,000.008
Terraced£236,800.00£185,000.00 - £330,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£609,428.57£375,000.00 - £990,000.007
Flat£179,166.67£160,000.00 - £192,500.003
Semi-Detached£338,300.00£265,000.00 - £450,000.0010
Terraced£271,000.00£271,000.00 - £271,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£388,750.00£200,000.00 - £580,000.004
Flat£175,566.67£119,950.00 - £243,000.003
Semi-Detached£327,142.86£215,000.00 - £410,000.007
Terraced£223,250.00£126,000.00 - £365,000.005
Schools in the BN26 Postcode Area

NamePupilsAgePostcode
Alfriston SchoolPrimary, Good94 5-11BN265XB
Polegate Primary SchoolPrimary, Outstanding669 2-11BN266PT
Woodingdean Primary SchoolPrimary, Good383 4-11BN26BB
Rudyard Kipling Primary School & NurseryPrimary, Good345 2-11BN26RH
Downs View Special SchoolSpecial, Outstanding201 3-19BN26BB
Amenities in the BN26 Postcode Area
  • Bopeep Farm B&B, BN26 6UJ
  • Deans Place Hotel, BN26 5TW
  • Lower Claverham Farm, BN26 6TJ
  • The Star Inn, BN26 5TA
  • Dacres, BN26 5TP
  • Cricketers Arms, BN26 6SP
  • Berwick Inn, BN26 6SZ
  • Old Oak Inn, BN26 6SJ
  • The Eight Bells, BN26 5QB
  • The George Inn, BN26 5SY
  • Costa Coffee, BN26 6AQ
  • Cuckoo Shack Cafe, BN26 6QP
  • Drusillas Zoo Park, BN26 5QS
  • Eastbourne & District Preservation, BN26 5JA
  • Explorers Restaurant, Drusillas Zoo Park, BN26 5QS
  • Tesco Express, BN26 5DD
  • The Co-operative Group Food Limited, BN26 6AQ
  • Calamar, BN26 6AG
  • New Kao Wah, BN26 6AG
  • Polegate Fisheries, BN26 5AB
  • Snack Attack, BN26 6AJ
  • The Coffee Stop, BN26 6AQ
  • Achieve Together, BN26 5DU
  • Alfriston Court Care Home, BN26 5UR
  • Abbeyfield House, BN26 5XB
  • Achieve Together., BN26 5DU
  • Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes, BN26 5HB
  • Ki Kefir, BN26 6SH
  • Morrisons Daily, BN26 6EH
  • Rathfinny Wine Estate Limited, BN26 5TU
  • Wild Alchemy Foods, BN26 6SH
  • Bay Tree Foods, BN26 6SH
  • Hunter Gather Cook, BN26 6UJ
  • Alfriston School Primary School, BN26 5XB
  • Polegate School Parents & Friends Association, BN26 6PT
  • A Taste Of Dreams, BN26 6RL
  • Alfriston Village Stores, BN26 5UE
  • Alfriston Woodland Cabins, BN26 5TP
  • Bluebell Farmhouse Kitchen, BN26 6SH
  • Lidl, BN26 6HX
  • Health + Plus Ltd, BN26 6QH
  • Cadence Cycle Club, BN26 5RA
  • Community Oven Ltd, BN26 6JF