Area Information for Durham, DH1 5YF
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in May 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.
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 Durham, DH1 5YF:
|Frankland Lane, Durham, DH1 5TA|
|Barkers Haugh, Durham, DH1 5TE|
|Sidegate, Durham, DH1 5SZ|
|Sidegate, Durham, DH1 5SY|
|Diamond Terrace, Durham, DH1 5SX|
|Framwelgate, Durham, DH1 5SU|
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 Durham, DH1 5YF 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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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
The area containing Durham consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||4|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Durham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 53% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.
|Owned with Mortgage||10|
|Rented: From Council||4|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||1|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||50|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||24|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||30|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||1|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||6|
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 5YF however is predominantly male (59%). 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).
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of DH1 5YF there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 55% 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.
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.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
DH1 5YF and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 52% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.
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)||82|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||29|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||9|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||10|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||22|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 83% 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||0|
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 5YF
|Republic of Ireland||0|
|Europe (including European Union)||9|
|Middle East or Asia||14|
|North America or Caribbean||3|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||1|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Elvet and Gilesgate ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 41% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||10|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||53|
|Looking After Home or Family||0|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||4|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Accommodation and Food||2|
|Information and Communication||2|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||11|
|Public Administration and Defence||3|
|HealthInc. Social Work||4|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||2|
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near DH1 5YF|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Durham (Durham City)
Below are the details of the closest services to DH1 5YF. 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 5YF.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 10 closest railway stations to Durham, DH1 5YF. The nearest railway station is Durham, approximately 640 yards away.
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Durham, DH1 5YF. The nearest is St Oswald's Church of England Aided Primary and Nursery School, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|St Oswald's Church of England Aided Primary and Nursery School||0.7 miles||
|St Margaret's Church of England Primary School||0.8 miles||
|Laurel Avenue Community Primary School||1 mile||
|Durham Central||1.1 miles||
|St Joseph's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Durham||1.1 miles||
|Neville's Cross Primary School||1.1 miles||
|Durham Newton Hall Infants' School||1.1 miles||
|St Hild's College Church of England Aided Primary School, Durham||1.1 miles||
|Blue Coat CofE (Aided) Junior School||1.1 miles||
|Framwellgate Moor Primary School||1.2 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Durham, DH1 5YF. The nearest is Durham Sixth Form Centre, approximately 60 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Durham Sixth Form Centre||60 yards||
|St Leonard's Catholic School||0.6 miles||
|Durham Johnston Comprehensive School||0.9 miles||
|Framwellgate School Durham||1.2 miles||
|Durham High School for Girls||1.8 miles|
|Belmont Community School||1.8 miles||
|Durham Community Business College for Technology and Enterprise||2.6 miles||
|Fyndoune Community College||3.1 miles||
|Hermitage Academy||4.9 miles|
|Hetton School||5.2 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Durham, DH1 5YF. The nearest is Claypath & University Medical Group(Claypath Medical Centre), approximately 480 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Claypath & University Medical Group(Claypath Medical Centre)||480 yards|
|Claypath & University Medical Group University Health Centre||0.6 miles|
|Dunelm Medical Practice - Gilesgate||0.8 miles|
|Chastleton Medical Group||1.2 miles|
|Framwellgate Moor Medical Centre||1.3 miles|
|Belmont & Sherburn Medical Group||1.8 miles|
|Cheveley Park Medical Centre||1.9 miles|
|Dunelm Medical Practice||2.5 miles|
|Sherburn Surgery||2.6 miles|
|Millyard House||2.7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Durham, DH1 5YF. The nearest is Claypath Dental Practice, approximately 300 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Claypath Dental Practice||300 yards|
|mydentist, Framwellgate Bridge, Durham||660 yards|
|Elvet Dental Practice||750 yards|
|Kingsgate Dental Surgery||0.6 miles|
|Dunelm Orthodontics||0.6 miles|
|Bupa Dental Care, Durham||0.7 miles|
|County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust - Specialist Community Dental Service||1 mile|
|Framwellgate Dental Surgery||1.2 miles|
|Framwellgate Dental Surgery Limited||1.2 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Durham, DH1 5YF. The nearest is City Hospitals Sunderland at University Hospital Of North Durham, approximately 1 mile away.
|City Hospitals Sunderland at University Hospital Of North Durham||1 mile|
|Dryburn Hospital||1 mile|
|University Hospital Of North Durham||1 mile|
|Durham Community Hospital||1 mile|
|Lanchester Road Hospital, Durham||2.1 miles|
|Chester-Le-Street Community Hospital||4.9 miles|
|Chester-le-Street Hospital||4.9 miles|
|City Hospitals Sunderland [Spire Washington]||6.8 miles|
|Spire Hospital Washington||6.8 miles|
|Spire Washington Hospital||6.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Durham, DH1 5YF. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Ltd, approximately 450 yards away.
|Vision Express (UK) Ltd||450 yards|
|Walkers Opticians||470 yards|
|Alistair Wade Optometrist||540 yards|
|Boots-Durham - Silver St||580 yards|
|Boots-Durham - The Gates||610 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||690 yards|
|Tesco Opticians||1.1 miles|
|Simon Berry Optometrist||1.1 miles|
|Robley, L J||1.2 miles|
|Costspex Opticians||1.2 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.