Area Information for Spennymoor, DL16 6PP

This postcode in Spennymoor is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Tudhoe ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bishop Auckland. This page combines information for the address Spennymoor, DL16 6PP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DL16 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority County Durham
Ward Tudhoe
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 Spennymoor, DL16 6PP:

Rushmoor, Spennymoor, DL16 6NX
Fairview Drive, Spennymoor, DL16 6PN
Keswick Drive, Spennymoor, DL16 6EQ
Lakeside Court, Spennymoor, DL16 6ET
Kenmir Court, Spennymoor, DL16 6TS
St Andrews Road, Spennymoor, DL16 6NF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DL16 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Spennymoor, DL16 6PP 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 Spennymoor consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 4
Semi-Detached 34
Terraced 82
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 122
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Spennymoor contains a higher than average level of social housing - 61% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12
Owned with Mortgage 28
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 19
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 55
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 0
Total 121

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 31
Two People 37
Three People 21
Four People 23
Five People 8
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 121

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 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 51
Total 93

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 49% male.

Male 149
Female 157
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 22
5-7 13
8-9 10
10-14 26
15 10
16-17 10
18-19 10
20-24 19
25-29 18
30-44 80
45-59 42
60-64 10
65-74 31
75-84 4
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 306

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DL16 6PP 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 114
Married 63
Divorced 34
Separated 2
Widowed 12
Same Sex 0
Total 225

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 130
Good 104
Fair 42
Bad 20
Very Bad 10
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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 20
Apprenticeship 11
2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 50
1-4 GCSEs 26
No GCSEs 86
Other 7
Total 225

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Spennymoor) 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 98% 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 301
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Black African 2
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 297
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 5
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 DL16 6PP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 195
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 109

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 199
No Religion 89
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 17
Total 306

Economic Activity Embed This

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 67
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 4
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 18
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 26
Other 6
Total 220

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 17
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 1
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 107

Spennymoor, DL16 6PP is within the Low Spennymoor and Tudhoe Grange Ward 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 DL16 6PP
Neighbourhood Team Address Low Spennymoor and Tudhoe Grange Ward
Wesleyan Road
County Durham
DL16 6FB
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to DL16 6PP. 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 DL16 6PP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Spennymoor, DL16 6PP. The nearest railway station is Bishop Auckland, approximately 4.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bishop Auckland 4.6 miles
Shildon 5.5 miles
Durham 5.5 miles
Newton Aycliffe 6 miles
Heighington 7.2 miles
Chester-le-Street 11 miles
North Road 12 miles
Wolsingham 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Spennymoor, DL16 6PP. The nearest is North Park Primary School, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
North Park Primary School < 50 yards
St Charles' Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School 630 yards
King Street Primary School 730 yards
Ox Close Primary School 0.6 miles
Rosa Street Primary School 0.7 miles
Middlestone Moor Primary School 1 mile
Tudhoe Colliery Primary School 1.2 miles
Dean Bank Primary and Nursery School 1.5 miles
Kirk Merrington Primary School 1.8 miles
Broom Cottages Primary & Nursery School 2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Spennymoor, DL16 6PP. The nearest is Whitworth Park Academy, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Whitworth Park Academy 1 mile  
Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College 1.3 miles
Durham High School for Girls 3.9 miles  
Parkside Academy 4 miles
King James I Academy Bishop Auckland 4.2 miles
Bishop Barrington School A Sports with Mathematics College 5.2 miles
Woodham Academy 5.2 miles
St John's School & Sixth Form College - A Catholic Academy 5.3 miles
Durham Johnston Comprehensive School 5.5 miles
Durham Sixth Form Centre 5.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Spennymoor, DL16 6PP. The nearest is St. Andrew's Medical Practice, 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 Spennymoor, DL16 6PP. The nearest is County Durham PCT, approximately 600 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 6 closest hospitals to Spennymoor, DL16 6PP. The nearest is Bishop Auckland Hospital, approximately 4.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Spennymoor, DL16 6PP. The nearest is Hindhaugh Opticians, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hindhaugh Opticians 800 yards
Walkers Opticians of Spennymoor 0.5 miles
Oliver Opticians 1.6 miles
The Village Optician 3.6 miles
Grundy and Naisbitt Ltd 3.6 miles
Boots Opticians 4.2 miles
Boots-Bishop Auckland 4.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 4.2 miles
Shewan Opticians 4.3 miles
Foster, G A 4.3 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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