Area Information for Durham, DH1 5BF

This postcode in Durham is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Framwellgate and Newton Hall ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of City of Durham. This page combines information for the address Durham, DH1 5BF, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in April 2003. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority County Durham
Ward Framwellgate and Newton Hall
Constituency City of Durham
Region North East
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Durham, DH1 5BF 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 31
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 43
Total 100
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 59
Owned with Mortgage 14
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rent Free 1
Total 93

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 19
Two People 52
Three People 15
Four People 5
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 93

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 56

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around DH1 5BF however is predominantly male (74%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 925
Female 325
Total 1250

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 7
5-7 4
8-9 2
10-14 10
15 2
16-17 1
18-19 13
20-24 99
25-29 145
30-44 435
45-59 348
60-64 87
65-74 89
75-84 6
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 1250

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of DH1 5BF there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 52% 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 646
Married 207
Divorced 256
Separated 65
Widowed 34
Same Sex 17
Total 1225

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.

However, this area of the Framwellgate and Newton Hall ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (64%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 346
Good 451
Fair 296
Bad 114
Very Bad 43
Total 1250

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

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 148
Apprenticeship 35
2+ A Levels 119
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 233
1-4 GCSEs 291
No GCSEs 336
Other 63
Total 1225

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 90% 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 1121
Mixed Ethnicity 64
Indian 2
Pakistani 15
Bangladeshi 1
Other Asian 7
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 17
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 8
Total 1250

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 1063
Wales 39
Scotland 55
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 16
European Union 21
Other 53
Total 1250

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 5BF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 628
Republic of Ireland 19
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 575

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.

Religion
Christian 668
No Religion 347
Buddhist 55
Hindu 2
Jewish 6
Muslim 56
Sikh 6
Other Religion 34
Not Stated 76
Total 1250

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Framwellgate and Newton Hall ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 26% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 94
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 314
Self Employed 42
Unemployed 29
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 54
Retired 97
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 40
Other 539
Total 1217

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 6
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 45
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 29
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 30
Public Administration and Defence 238
Education 20
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 24
Total 468

Durham, DH1 5BF is within the Durham (Newton Hall) 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 DH1 5BF
Neighbourhood Team Address Durham (Newton Hall)
Force Website: https://www.durham.police.uk/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to DH1 5BF. 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 5BF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to Durham, DH1 5BF. The nearest railway station is Durham, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Durham 1.9 miles
Chester-le-Street 3.3 miles
Seaham 9.6 miles
Heworth 11 miles
Dunston 11 miles
Sunderland 11 miles
St Peters 11 miles
Bishop Auckland 12 miles
Metrocentre 12 miles
Newcastle 12 miles
Seaburn 12 miles
Manors 12 miles
East Boldon 12 miles
Brockley Whins 12 miles
Blaydon 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Durham, DH1 5BF. The nearest is St Godric's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Durham, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Durham, DH1 5BF. The nearest is Framwellgate School Durham, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Framwellgate School Durham 0.6 miles
    
St Leonard's Catholic School 1.6 miles
    
Fyndoune Community College 1.8 miles
    
Durham Sixth Form Centre 1.8 miles
    
Durham Johnston Comprehensive School 1.9 miles
    
Belmont Community School 2.5 miles
    
Durham Community Business College for Technology and Enterprise 2.8 miles
    
The Hermitage Academy 3.1 miles
    
Park View School 3.4 miles
    
Durham High School for Girls 3.5 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Durham, DH1 5BF. The nearest is Chastleton Medical Group, approximately 0.8 miles 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 Durham, DH1 5BF. The nearest is Framwellgate Dental Surgery, approximately 0.9 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 6 closest hospitals to Durham, DH1 5BF. The nearest is Durham Community Hospital, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Durham, DH1 5BF. The nearest is The Village Optician, approximately 0.5 miles away.

* 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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