Area Information for Darlington, DL1 1ET

This postcode in Darlington is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Stephenson ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Darlington. This page combines information for the address Darlington, DL1 1ET, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DL1 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 December 2010. 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 Darlington
Ward Stephenson
Constituency Darlington
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 Darlington, DL1 1ET:

Lapwing Drive, Darlington, DL1 1FF
Skylark Close, Darlington, DL1 1FR
Kingfisher Way, Darlington, DL1 1FS
The Fairway, Darlington, DL1 1ES
Pintail Close, Darlington, DL1 1FJ
The Crossway, Darlington, DL1 1ER

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DL1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Darlington, DL1 1ET 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

The area containing Darlington consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 15
Semi-Detached 128
Terraced 26
Flat (Purpose-Built) 37
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 206
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 86
Owned with Mortgage 63
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 36
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 195

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 57
Two People 88
Three People 22
Four People 18
Five People 7
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 195

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 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 43
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 45
Total 133

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 Darlington constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 212
Female 212
Total 424

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 20
5-7 9
8-9 6
10-14 16
15 8
16-17 16
18-19 6
20-24 29
25-29 24
30-44 70
45-59 87
60-64 38
65-74 61
75-84 27
85-89 5
90+ 2
Total 424

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DL1 1ET 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 100
Married 192
Divorced 39
Separated 7
Widowed 27
Same Sex 0
Total 365

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 170
Good 168
Fair 67
Bad 17
Very Bad 2
Total 424

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) 74
Apprenticeship 25
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 39
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 61
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 43
No GCSEs or Equivalent 107
Other 16
Total 365

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 400
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 7
Other Asian 2
Black African 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 424

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 373
Wales 2
Scotland 16
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 13
Other 16
Total 424

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 DL1 1ET

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 331
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 5
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 75

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 303
No Religion 88
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 32
Total 424

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Stephenson ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% 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 125
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 50
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 71
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 8
Total 331

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 1
Manufacturing 15
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 54
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 43
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 202

Darlington, DL1 1ET is within the Darlington (East) policing neighbourhood, under the Durham Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In September 2019, 118 crimes were reported within half a mile of DL1 1ET.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 118 crimes committed near DL1 1ET
Neighbourhood Team Address Darlington (East)
58 Burnside Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to DL1 1ET. 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 DL1 1ET.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 14 closest railway stations to Darlington, DL1 1ET. The nearest railway station is Darlington, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Darlington 0.7 miles
North Road 1.1 miles
Dinsdale 2.7 miles
Tees-side Airport 4.3 miles
Heighington 5.3 miles
Newton Aycliffe 6.5 miles
Allens West 6.9 miles
Eaglescliffe 7.4 miles
Yarm 7.6 miles
Shildon 8.1 miles
Stockton 9.1 miles
Thornaby 9.6 miles
Bishop Auckland 11 miles
Billingham 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Darlington, DL1 1ET. The nearest is Heathfield Primary School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Heathfield Primary School 420 yards
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School half a mile  
The Rydal Academy 0.6 miles
St John's Church of England Academy 0.7 miles
Gurney Pease Academy 0.7 miles
Firthmoor Primary School 0.8 miles
Red Hall Primary School 0.9 miles
Springfield Academy 1 mile
Corporation Road Community Primary School 1 mile
Northwood Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Darlington, DL1 1ET. The nearest is St Aidan's Church of England Academy, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Aidan's Church of England Academy < 50 yards
Haughton Academy 1 mile
Longfield Academy 1.8 miles
Carmel College 2.2 miles
Hummersknott Academy 2.5 miles
Wyvern Academy 2.7 miles
Hurworth School 2.9 miles
UTC South Durham 5.2 miles
Egglescliffe School 7 miles
Greenfield Community College, A Specialist Arts and Science School 7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Darlington, DL1 1ET. The nearest is Parkgate Surgery, approximately 0.7 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 Darlington, DL1 1ET. The nearest is Springs Dental Practice, approximately 350 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 Darlington, DL1 1ET. The nearest is Hundens Lane Day Hospital - Darlington, approximately 380 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Darlington, DL1 1ET. The nearest is Wilkinson, S & C L, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wilkinson, S & C L 0.8 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 0.9 miles
Boots-Darlington 0.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.9 miles
Wade Optometry Ltd 1 mile
Cooper & Leatherbarrow 1.1 miles
The Village Optician 2 miles
McGuinness, K J 6.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 6.7 miles
The Village Optician 6.9 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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