Area Information for Pleasant Place, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 1PA

Pleasant Place in Birtley is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Birtley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Blaydon. This page combines information for the address Pleasant Place, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 1PA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DH3 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 DH3 1PA.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Gateshead
Ward Birtley
Constituency Blaydon
Region North East
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Pleasant Place, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 1PA 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 3 property sales in Pleasant Place 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

The area containing Pleasant Place, Birtley, Chester Le Street 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.

Housing Types
Detached 17
Semi-Detached 35
Terraced 16
Flat (Purpose-Built) 90
Flat (Converted) 5
Total 163
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Pleasant Place, Birtley, Chester Le Street contains a higher than average level of social housing - 54% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 9
Owned with Mortgage 26
Shared Ownership 24
Rented: From Council 65
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 16
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 150

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 79
Two People 48
Three People 11
Four People 10
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 150

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 15
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 56

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 Blaydon constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 44% male.

Gender
Male 114
Female 144
Total 258

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around DH3 1PA has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 46% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 15
5-7 8
8-9 7
10-14 11
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 0
20-24 6
25-29 10
30-44 37
45-59 28
60-64 15
65-74 41
75-84 53
85-89 19
90+ 6
Total 258

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of DH3 1PA the number widowed residents is high - 21% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 46
Married 90
Divorced 22
Separated 6
Widowed 53
Same Sex 0
Total 217

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 Birtley ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (60%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 68
Good 87
Fair 72
Bad 19
Very Bad 12
Total 258

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Pleasant Place and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 53% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 25
Apprenticeship 10
2+ A Levels 14
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs 20
No GCSEs 114
Other 10
Total 217

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Pleasant Place, Birtley, Chester Le Street) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% so.

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 256
Indian 2
Total 258

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 246
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 5
Other 3
Total 258

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 DH3 1PA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 188
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 65

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 189
No Religion 53
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 12
Total 258

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Birtley ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 36% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 48
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 50
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 1
Total 139

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 7
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 10
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 9
Total 72

Pleasant Place, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 1PA is within the South Gateshead policing neighbourhood, under the Northumbria Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Pleasant Place
Neighbourhood Team Address South Gateshead
Gateshead Police Station
High West Street
Gateshead
NE8 1BN
Force Website: http://www.northumbria.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 Birtley. 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 DH3 1PA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 17 closest railway stations to Pleasant Place, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 1PA. The nearest railway station is Chester-le-Street, approximately 3.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chester-le-Street 3.1 miles
Heworth 3.7 miles
Dunston 4.4 miles
Newcastle 5 miles
Manors 5.2 miles
Metrocentre 5.4 miles
Brockley Whins 6.2 miles
East Boldon 7 miles
Blaydon 7.1 miles
St Peters 7.7 miles
Sunderland 7.7 miles
Seaburn 7.8 miles
Durham 8.3 miles
Seaham 11 miles
Wylam 11 miles
Newcastle Airport Metro 11 miles
Prudhoe 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Pleasant Place, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 1PA. The nearest is St Joseph's Catholic Infant School, Birtley, approximately 180 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Joseph's Catholic Infant School, Birtley 180 yards
    
Ravensworth Terrace Primary School 560 yards
    
St Joseph's Catholic Junior School, Birtley 680 yards
    
Birtley East Community Primary School 840 yards
    
Portobello Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Barley Mow Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Blackfell Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Holley Park Academy 1.2 miles
    
Oxclose Primary Academy 1.3 miles
    
St John Boste Catholic Primary School 1.3 miles  

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Pleasant Place, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 1PA. The nearest is Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy half a mile
    
Oxclose Community Academy 1.2 miles
    
Washington Academy 2.2 miles
    
St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College 2.3 miles  
Joseph Swan Academy 2.4 miles
    
Biddick Academy 2.4 miles
    
Cardinal Hume Catholic School 2.5 miles
    
Park View School 3 miles
    
Thomas Hepburn Community Academy 3.1 miles
    
The Hermitage Academy 3.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Pleasant Place, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 1PA. The nearest is Birtley Medical Group, approximately 0.5 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 Pleasant Place, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 1PA. The nearest is mydentist, Neale Terrace, Birtley, approximately 220 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 10 closest hospitals to Pleasant Place, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 1PA. The nearest is Spire Washington Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Pleasant Place, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 1PA. The nearest is Thompson Opticians Ltd, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Thompson Opticians Ltd 410 yards
Dawson Opticians 520 yards
J K McGuinness 1.7 miles
R Black Opticians 1.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.7 miles
Asda Stores Ltd 1.7 miles
Wrekenton Eye Centre Ltd 1.8 miles
J E Dickinson 2.4 miles
Sight Direct Ltd 2.6 miles
Summers Opticians 2.8 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 DH3 1PA

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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 17 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 26.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 79.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.9Mbps
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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