Area Information for Durham Road, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 2QJ

Durham Road 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 Durham Road, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 2QJ, 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 2QJ.

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 Durham Road, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 2QJ 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 Durham Road 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 16
Semi-Detached 53
Terraced 43
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 20
Total 150
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Durham Road, Birtley, Chester Le Street contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 25% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 52
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 33
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 141

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 41
Two People 60
Three People 21
Four People 15
Five People 2
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 141

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 42
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 31
Total 102

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 48% male.

Male 147
Female 159
Total 306

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 12
5-7 7
8-9 3
10-14 17
15 3
16-17 7
18-19 8
20-24 30
25-29 15
30-44 51
45-59 70
60-64 26
65-74 33
75-84 13
85-89 10
90+ 1
Total 306

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DH3 2QJ does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 84
Married 131
Divorced 23
Separated 10
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 264

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.

Very Good 138
Good 112
Fair 38
Bad 16
Very Bad 2
Total 306

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) 48
Apprenticeship 14
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 35
No GCSEs or Equivalent 80
Other 9
Total 264

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Durham Road, 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 95% 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 292
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Pakistani 5
Chinese 1
Black African 6
Other 1
Total 306

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 286
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 13
Total 306

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 2QJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 256
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 45

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 238
No Religion 51
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 7
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 9
Total 306

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Birtley ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 18% 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 88
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 44
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 4
Total 240

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 17
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 31
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 154

Durham Road, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 2QJ 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 Durham Road
Neighbourhood Team Address South Gateshead
Gateshead Police Station
High West Street
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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 2QJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 12 closest railway stations to Durham Road, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 2QJ. The nearest railway station is Chester-le-Street, approximately 2.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chester-le-Street 2.9 miles
Heworth 3.9 miles
Dunston 4.5 miles
Newcastle 5.2 miles
Manors 5.4 miles
MetroCentre 5.6 miles
Blaydon 7.2 miles
Sunderland 7.8 miles
Durham 8.1 miles
Seaham 11 miles
Wylam 11 miles
Prudhoe 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Durham Road, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 2QJ. The nearest is St Joseph's Catholic Junior School, Birtley, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Joseph's Catholic Junior School, Birtley 320 yards
St Joseph's Catholic Infant School, Birtley 340 yards
Ravensworth Terrace Primary School 730 yards
Birtley East Community Primary School 0.7 miles
Portobello Primary School 0.7 miles
Barley Mow Primary School 0.9 miles
Holley Park Academy 1.2 miles
Blackfell Primary School 1.3 miles
Ouston Primary School 1.3 miles
Oxclose Primary Academy 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Durham Road, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 2QJ. The nearest is Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy, approximately 660 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy 660 yards
Oxclose Community Academy 1.3 miles
St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College 2.3 miles
Washington Academy 2.4 miles
Biddick Academy 2.4 miles
Grace College 2.5 miles
Cardinal Hume Catholic School 2.7 miles
Park View School 2.8 miles
Hermitage Academy 3.2 miles  
Heworth Grange School 3.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Durham Road, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 2QJ. The nearest is Birtley Medical Group, approximately 540 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 Durham Road, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 2QJ. The nearest is Deneholme Dental Practice, approximately 100 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 Durham Road, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 2QJ. The nearest is City Hospitals Sunderland [Spire Washington], approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Durham Road, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 2QJ. The nearest is Thompson Opticians Ltd, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Thompson Opticians Ltd < 50 yards
Dawson Opticians 130 yards
J K McGuinness 1.8 miles
R Black Opticians 1.8 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.8 miles
Asda Stores Ltd 1.8 miles
Wrekenton Eye Centre Ltd 2 miles
J E Dickinson 2.5 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.7 miles
Optometric Centre Ltd 2.7 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.