Area Information for Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XF

Metrocentre in Gateshead is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Whickham North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Blaydon. This page combines information for the address Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of NE11 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 Gateshead
Ward Whickham North
Constituency Blaydon
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 Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XF:

Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9NH
Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XW
Allison Court, Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9YS
Gibside Way, Gateshead, NE11 9YA
Intu Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9ZG
Metro Retail Park, Gateshead, NE11 9XU

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about NE11 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XF 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 10
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 60
Flat (Purpose-Built) 34
Flat (Converted) 22
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 144
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Metrocentre, Gateshead contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 31% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 40
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 28
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 38
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 1
Total 137

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 61
Two People 45
Three People 21
Four People 9
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 137

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 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 57
Total 122

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 Blaydon constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.

Male 156
Female 137
Total 293

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 6
8-9 2
10-14 9
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 6
20-24 30
25-29 22
30-44 75
45-59 74
60-64 19
65-74 23
75-84 3
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 293

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in NE11 9XF is high - 5% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 122
Married 59
Divorced 45
Separated 16
Widowed 14
Same Sex 1
Total 257

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 103
Good 113
Fair 46
Bad 25
Very Bad 6
Total 293

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) 40
Apprenticeship 20
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 68
Other 20
Total 257

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Metrocentre, Gateshead) 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 286
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 2
Other Asian 1
Other 2
Total 293

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 270
Wales 1
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 6
Other 10
Total 293

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 NE11 9XF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 203
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 80

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 167
No Religion 85
Buddhist 1
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 2
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 35
Total 293

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 109
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 32
Other 12
Total 252

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 12
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 41
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 15
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 168

Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XF is within the Inner West Gateshead policing neighbourhood, under the Northumbria Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Metrocentre
Neighbourhood Team Address Inner West Gateshead
Whickham Police Station
Front Street
NE16 4HE
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Below are the details of the closest services to NE11 9XF. 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 NE11 9XF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 18 closest railway stations to Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XF. The nearest railway station is Metrocentre, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Metrocentre 840 yards
Blaydon 1.5 miles
Dunston 1.5 miles
Newcastle 2.5 miles
Manors 3.1 miles
Heworth 4.9 miles
Wylam 5.5 miles
Newcastle Airport Metro 5.6 miles
Prudhoe 7.5 miles
Chester-le-Street 8.2 miles
Brockley Whins 8.6 miles
Cramlington 9.5 miles
Stocksfield 9.5 miles
East Boldon 11 miles
Riding Mill 12 miles
Seaburn 12 miles
St Peters 13 miles
Sunderland 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XF. The nearest is Swalwell Primary School, approximately 850 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Swalwell Primary School 850 yards
Front Street Community Primary School 0.7 miles
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Bridgewater Primary School 0.9 miles
St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Atkinson Road Primary Academy 0.9 miles
West Newcastle Academy 1 mile
St Johns Primary School 1.1 miles
Dunston Hill Community Primary School 1.2 miles
Canning Street Primary School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XF. The nearest is Kingsmeadow Community Comprehensive School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kingsmeadow Community Comprehensive School 1.1 miles
Whickham School 1.2 miles
St Cuthbert's High School 1.5 miles
St Thomas More Catholic School 1.8 miles
Sacred Heart Catholic High School 1.8 miles
North East Futures UTC 2.5 miles  
Studio West 2.6 miles
Kenton School 3.3 miles
Newcastle High School for Girls 3.4 miles  
Joseph Swan Academy 3.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XF. The nearest is Blaydon GP Led Practice, 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 Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XF. The nearest is Mr J Crawford, approximately 740 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 Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XF. The nearest is Dunston Hill Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XF. The nearest is Optical Express, approximately 630 yards away.

* 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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