Area Information for Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD

Silver Street in Durham is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Elvet and Gilesgate ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of City of Durham. This page combines information for the address Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DH1 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 DH1 3RD.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority County Durham
Ward Elvet and Gilesgate
Constituency City of Durham
Region North East
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 Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD:

Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RB
Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NL
Back Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RA
Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NE
Saddlers Lane, Durham, DH1 3NY
Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DH1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD 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 2 property sales in Silver Street 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 9
Semi-Detached 12
Terraced 47
Flat (Purpose-Built) 29
Flat (Converted) 9
Residence in Commercial Building 11
Total 117
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Silver Street, Durham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 61% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 66
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 6
Total 111

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 22
Two People 29
Three People 21
Four People 15
Five People 14
Six People 7
Seven People 1
8+ People 2
Total 111

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 19
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 62
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 93

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 City of Durham constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 387
Female 363
Total 750

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Elvet and Gilesgate ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 7
5-7 1
8-9 3
10-14 2
15 1
16-17 6
18-19 234
20-24 386
25-29 39
30-44 17
45-59 18
60-64 15
65-74 13
75-84 6
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 750

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of DH1 3RD there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 91% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 679
Married 46
Divorced 6
Separated 1
Widowed 4
Same Sex 0
Total 736

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 94% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 512
Good 196
Fair 36
Bad 6
Very Bad 0
Total 750

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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 114
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 522
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 15
No GCSEs or Equivalent 11
Other 32
Total 736

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% 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 665
Mixed Ethnicity 21
Indian 18
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 25
Other Asian 10
Black African 1
Other 5
Total 750

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 581
Wales 24
Scotland 11
Northern Ireland 6
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 29
Other 96
Total 750

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 DH1 3RD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 658
Republic of Ireland 15
Europe (including European Union) 35
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 32
North America or Caribbean 18
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 7
None 9

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 312
No Religion 336
Buddhist 5
Hindu 3
Jewish 4
Muslim 11
Sikh 10
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 67
Total 750

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Elvet and Gilesgate ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 87% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 46
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 633
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 4
Total 728

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
Manufacturing 9
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 44
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 42
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 24
Total 201

Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD is within the Durham (Durham City) policing neighbourhood, under the Durham Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Silver Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Durham (Durham City)
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Below are the details of the closest services to DH1 3RD. 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 DH1 3RD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD. The nearest railway station is Durham, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Durham 500 yards
Chester-le-Street 5.4 miles
Bishop Auckland 9.2 miles
Seaham 11 miles
Shildon 11 miles
Newton Aycliffe 12 miles
Sunderland 12 miles
St Peters 13 miles
Heworth 13 miles
Dunston 13 miles
Heighington 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD. The nearest is St Oswald's Church of England Aided Primary and Nursery School, approximately 750 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD. The nearest is Durham Sixth Form Centre, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Durham Sixth Form Centre 530 yards
St Leonard's Catholic School 0.6 miles
Durham Johnston Comprehensive School 0.8 miles
Durham High School for Girls 1.4 miles  
Framwellgate School Durham 1.5 miles
Belmont Community School 2 miles
Durham Community Business College for Technology and Enterprise 2.4 miles
Fyndoune Community College 3.2 miles
The Hermitage Academy 5.2 miles
Hetton School 5.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD. The nearest is Claypath & University Medical Group(Claypath Medical Centre), approximately 740 yards 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 Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD. The nearest is mydentist, Framwellgate Bridge, Durham, approximately 140 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD. The nearest is University Hospital Of North Durham, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD. The nearest is Boots-Durham - Silver St, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Durham - Silver St < 50 yards
Alistair Wade Optometrist 120 yards
Specsavers Opticians 140 yards
Boots-Durham - The Gates 140 yards
Walkers Opticians 140 yards
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 220 yards
Tesco Opticians 1.2 miles
Simon Berry Optometrist 1.3 miles
Robley, L J 1.4 miles
Costspex Opticians 1.4 miles

* 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 DH1 3RD

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 5 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 34.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast 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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