Area Information for Darlington, DL98 1AF

This postcode in Darlington is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Northgate ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Darlington. This page combines information for the address Darlington, DL98 1AF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DL98 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 May 2015. 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 Northgate
Constituency Darlington
Region North East
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Darlington, DL98 1AF 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

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 1
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 94
Flat (Purpose-Built) 54
Flat (Converted) 39
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 193
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Darlington contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 53% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 34
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 92
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 0
Total 182

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 69
Two People 63
Three People 17
Four People 17
Five People 8
Six People 6
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 182

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 38
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 54
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 34
Total 156

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 53% male.

Male 222
Female 194
Total 416

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 21
5-7 16
8-9 8
10-14 22
15 5
16-17 8
18-19 11
20-24 42
25-29 63
30-44 91
45-59 78
60-64 16
65-74 20
75-84 12
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 416

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DL98 1AF 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 164
Married 121
Divorced 37
Separated 11
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 344

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 211
Good 147
Fair 41
Bad 13
Very Bad 4
Total 416

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) 119
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 42
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 52
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 44
No GCSEs or Equivalent 60
Other 18
Total 344

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 84% 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 351
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 7
Bangladeshi 32
Chinese 5
Other Asian 4
Black African 8
Other 5
Total 416

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 329
Wales 2
Scotland 15
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 23
Other 42
Total 416

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 DL98 1AF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 305
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 17
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
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 224
No Religion 106
Buddhist 3
Hindu 8
Jewish 1
Muslim 43
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 29
Total 416

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 153
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 39
Self Employed 44
Unemployed 24
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 4
Total 329

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 25
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 41
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 15
Accommodation and Food 18
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 17
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 20
HealthInc. Social Work 38
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 245

Darlington, DL98 1AF is within the Darlington (North Road) 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 DL98 1AF
Neighbourhood Team Address Darlington (North Road)
Central House Annex
Gladstone Street
County Durham
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Below are the details of the closest services to DL98 1AF. 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 DL98 1AF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 13 closest railway stations to Darlington, DL98 1AF. The nearest railway station is North Road (Darlington), approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
North Road (Darlington) 0.6 miles
Darlington 0.7 miles
Dinsdale 3.8 miles
Heighington 4.9 miles
Teesside Airport 5.4 miles
Newton Aycliffe 6.1 miles
Shildon 7.5 miles
Allens West 7.9 miles
Eaglescliffe 8.4 miles
Yarm 8.6 miles
Stockton 11 miles
Bishop Auckland 11 miles
Thornaby 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Darlington, DL98 1AF. The nearest is Corporation Road Community Primary School, approximately 600 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Corporation Road Community Primary School 600 yards
Reid Street Primary School 750 yards
St Augustine's RC Primary School 770 yards
Abbey Junior School 0.7 miles
Abbey Infants' School 0.8 miles
Gurney Pease Academy 1 mile
Northwood Primary School 1 mile
Holy Family RC Primary School 1 mile
The Rydal Academy 1 mile
Skerne Park Academy 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Darlington, DL98 1AF. The nearest is Rise Carr College, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Rise Carr College 1 mile
Carmel College 1.1 miles
St Aidan's Church of England Academy 1.1 miles
Longfield Academy 1.4 miles
Hummersknott Academy 1.5 miles
Haughton Academy 1.6 miles
Wyvern Academy 1.6 miles
Hurworth School 3.1 miles
UTC South Durham 4.8 miles
Greenfield Community College, A Specialist Arts and Science School 6.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Darlington, DL98 1AF. The nearest is Blacketts Medical Practice, approximately 70 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 Darlington, DL98 1AF. The nearest is Mr L Robson, approximately 120 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 8 closest hospitals to Darlington, DL98 1AF. The nearest is Darlington Memorial Hospital, approximately 450 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Darlington, DL98 1AF. The nearest is Cooper & Leatherbarrow, approximately 260 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cooper & Leatherbarrow 260 yards
Wade Optometry Ltd 370 yards
Boots-Darlington 380 yards
Specsavers Opticians 380 yards
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 480 yards
Wilkinson, S & C L 640 yards
The Village Optician 0.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 6.4 miles
McGuinness, K J 6.4 miles
The Village Optician 6.6 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.