Area Information for Halifax, HX3 7YS

This postcode in Halifax is in the Yorkshire and The Humber region of England. The postcode is within the Northowram and Shelf ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Halifax. This page combines information for the address Halifax, HX3 7YS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of HX3 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 June 1998. 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 Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Calderdale
Ward Northowram and Shelf
Constituency Halifax
Region Yorkshire and The Humber
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 Halifax, HX3 7YS:

Halifax Road, Halifax, HX3 7LF
Hope Street, Shelf, Halifax, HX3 7LG
Cross Lane, Halifax, HX3 7LW
Ing Head Gardens, Shelf, Halifax, HX3 7LS
West Street, Shelf, Halifax, HX3 7JQ
Westcroft Avenue, Halifax, HX3 7LE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about HX3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Halifax, HX3 7YS 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 Halifax 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 19
Semi-Detached 103
Terraced 15
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 145
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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 62
Owned with Mortgage 63
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rent Free 1
Total 140

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 30
Two People 53
Three People 26
Four People 27
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 140

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 21
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 45
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 104

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 Halifax constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 173
Female 169
Total 342

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 18
5-7 17
8-9 10
10-14 23
15 5
16-17 7
18-19 5
20-24 11
25-29 14
30-44 76
45-59 78
60-64 19
65-74 30
75-84 17
85-89 9
90+ 3
Total 342

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode HX3 7YS 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 58
Married 156
Divorced 26
Separated 3
Widowed 26
Same Sex 0
Total 269

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 185
Good 119
Fair 25
Bad 8
Very Bad 5
Total 342

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) 77
Apprenticeship 14
2+ A Levels 41
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs 34
No GCSEs 39
Other 13
Total 269

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Halifax) 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 336
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Total 342

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 326
Wales 1
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 5
Other 3
Total 342

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 HX3 7YS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 307
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 32

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 84
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 34
Total 342

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Northowram and Shelf ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 111
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 51
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 1
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 27
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 6
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 19
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 21
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 189

Halifax, HX3 7YS is within the Calderdale Valleys policing neighbourhood, under the West Yorkshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Below are the details of the closest services to HX3 7YS. 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 HX3 7YS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Halifax, HX3 7YS. The nearest railway station is Halifax, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Halifax 2.2 miles
Low Moor 2.8 miles
Brighouse 3.8 miles
Bradford Interchange 4.3 miles
Sowerby Bridge 4.4 miles
Bradford Forster Square 4.5 miles
Frizinghall 5.6 miles
Deighton 6.1 miles
Shipley 6.3 miles
Saltaire 6.5 miles
Mytholmroyd 6.6 miles
Huddersfield 6.9 miles
New Pudsey 7.1 miles
Bingley 7.1 miles
Mirfield 7.4 miles
Hebden Bridge 7.6 miles
Baildon 7.7 miles
Lockwood 7.8 miles
Crossflatts 7.8 miles
Apperley Bridge 8.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Halifax, HX3 7YS. The nearest is Shelf Junior and Infant School, approximately 570 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shelf Junior and Infant School 570 yards
Northowram Primary School 0.5 miles
St Michael and All Angels CofE Primary & Pre School 0.9 miles
Salterlee Primary School 0.9 miles
Home Farm Primary School 1.5 miles
Farfield Primary and Nursery School 1.6 miles
Stocks Lane Primary School 1.7 miles
Woodside Academy 1.7 miles
Lightcliffe CofE Primary School 1.7 miles
Shibden Head Primary Academy 1.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Halifax, HX3 7YS. The nearest is Queensbury Academy, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Queensbury Academy 1.6 miles
Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College Academy 1.8 miles
Lightcliffe Academy 2.1 miles
Trinity Academy, Halifax 2.2 miles
Brighouse High School 2.5 miles
The North Halifax Grammar School 2.5 miles
Co-op Academy Grange 2.7 miles  
Eternal Light Secondary School 3 miles  
Beckfoot Thornton 3.1 miles
The Crossley Heath School 3.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Halifax, HX3 7YS. The nearest is Northowram Surgery, approximately 850 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 Halifax, HX3 7YS. The nearest is Carr Wood House, approximately 1 mile 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 Halifax, HX3 7YS. The nearest is Westwood Park Diagnostic Treatment Centre, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Halifax, HX3 7YS. The nearest is Thornton & Wright Opticians, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Thornton & Wright Opticians 1.4 miles
Victoria Gore Optometrist 1.8 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 2.1 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.1 miles
Boots-Halifax - Market St 2.2 miles
Bottomley Opticians 2.2 miles
Wyke Opticians 2.3 miles
Michael R Foster 2.4 miles
Mark Andrew Hurst 2.4 miles
Mackereth Opticians 2.5 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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