Area Information for Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PD

Howlea Lane in Hamsterley is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Evenwood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bishop Auckland. This page combines information for the address Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PD, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DL13 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 DL13 3PD.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority County Durham
Ward Evenwood
Constituency Bishop Auckland
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 Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PD:

Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PE
Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PY
Bedburn Road, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3RF
Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3NW
Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PZ
Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DL13 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PD 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 one property sale in Howlea Lane 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 Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 61
Semi-Detached 12
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 77
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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 46
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 3
Total 75

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 16
Two People 37
Three People 10
Four People 9
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 75

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 18
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 55

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

Male 85
Female 86
Total 171

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 6
5-7 2
8-9 4
10-14 6
15 2
16-17 4
18-19 1
20-24 6
25-29 5
30-44 32
45-59 42
60-64 27
65-74 27
75-84 4
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 171

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DL13 3PD 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 31
Married 97
Divorced 15
Separated 3
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 151

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 64
Good 74
Fair 26
Bad 6
Very Bad 1
Total 171

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) 52
Apprenticeship 6
2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 25
1-4 GCSEs 17
No GCSEs 28
Other 6
Total 151

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland) 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 170
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Total 171

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 167
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 1
Total 171

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 DL13 3PD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 136
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 35

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 130
No Religion 30
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 10
Total 171

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Evenwood ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 26% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 39
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 38
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5
Retired 33
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 0
Total 144

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 25
Manufacturing 10
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 4
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 97

Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PD is within the Evenwood, Ramshaw, Hamsterley, Windmill, Toft Hill, High Etherley, Escomb and Etherley 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 Howlea Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Evenwood, Ramshaw, Hamsterley, Windmill, Toft Hill, High Etherley, Escomb and Etherley
Woodhouse Lane
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 6LB
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to Hamsterley. 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 DL13 3PD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PD. The nearest railway station is Wolsingham, approximately 3.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wolsingham 3.3 miles
Frosterley 6.1 miles
Bishop Auckland 6.4 miles
Stanhope 7.9 miles
Shildon 8.8 miles
Newton Aycliffe 11 miles
Durham 12 miles
Heighington 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PD. The nearest is Hamsterley Primary School, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hamsterley Primary School 1.4 miles
Witton-le-Wear Primary School 2.3 miles
Howden-le-Wear Primary School 2.9 miles
Crook Primary School 3.3 miles
Tow Law Millennium Primary School 3.3 miles
Hartside Primary Academy 3.3 miles  
Wolsingham Primary School 3.5 miles
St Cuthberts Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School 3.7 miles
Peases West Primary School 3.8 miles
Blessed John Duckett Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary 3.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest secondary schools to Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PD. The nearest is Wolsingham School, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PD. The nearest is Wolsingham Surgery, approximately 3.4 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 Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PD. The nearest is County Durham PCT, approximately 3.5 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 4 closest hospitals to Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PD. The nearest is Auckland Park Hospital, Bishop Auckland, approximately 6.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Auckland Park Hospital, Bishop Auckland 6.3 miles
Bishop Auckland Hospital 6.4 miles
Horn Hall Hospital 8.6 miles
Weardale Hospital 8.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Howlea Lane, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3PD. The nearest is Walker Opticians, approximately 3.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Walker Opticians 3.4 miles
Foster, G A 5.2 miles
Boots Opticians 6.3 miles
Shewan Opticians 6.3 miles
Boots-Bishop Auckland 6.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 6.3 miles
Vision Express 6.3 miles
Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care 6.5 miles
Asda Walmart Vision Centre 6.5 miles
Buckingham & Hickson 8.1 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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