Area Information for North Shields, NE29 6LX

This postcode in North Shields is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Riverside ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North Tyneside. This page combines information for the address North Shields, NE29 6LX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of NE29 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 January 1995. 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 North Tyneside
Ward Riverside
Constituency North Tyneside
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 North Shields, NE29 6LX:

Addison Street, North Shields, NE29 6LR
Trinity Close, North Shields, NE29 6BY
Trinity Place, North Shields, NE29 6NB
Coronation Street, North Shields, NE29 6LP
Highgate Terrace, North Shields, NE29 6GL
Lawson Street, North Shields, NE29 6TG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about NE29 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about North Shields, NE29 6LX 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 North Shields consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 2
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 29
Flat (Purpose-Built) 92
Flat (Converted) 7
Total 146
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing North Shields contains a higher than average level of social housing - 73% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 5
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 64
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 35
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 21
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 135

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 96
Two People 19
Three People 14
Four People 5
Five People 0
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 19
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 53
Total 87

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around NE29 6LX however is predominantly male (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 118
Female 84
Total 202

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 11
5-7 8
8-9 2
10-14 7
15 2
16-17 1
18-19 5
20-24 22
25-29 11
30-44 33
45-59 32
60-64 16
65-74 28
75-84 15
85-89 7
90+ 2
Total 202

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in NE29 6LX is high - 6% 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 85
Married 23
Divorced 30
Separated 12
Widowed 22
Same Sex 0
Total 172

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.

However, this area of the Riverside ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (53%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 58
Good 50
Fair 57
Bad 31
Very Bad 6
Total 202

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

NE29 6LX and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 48% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 19
Apprenticeship 9
2+ A Levels 9
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs 27
No GCSEs 83
Other 6
Total 172

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (North Shields) 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 97% 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 195
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Chinese 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 202

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 185
Wales 2
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 4
Total 202

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 NE29 6LX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 126
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
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 73

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.

Religion
Christian 114
No Religion 68
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 15
Total 202

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Riverside ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 24% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 19
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 28
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 36
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 29
Other 7
Total 148

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 3
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 7
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 44

North Shields, NE29 6LX is within the North Shields 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 NE29 6LX
Neighbourhood Team Address North Shields
North Shields Police Station
Upper Pearson Street
North Shields
NE30 1AB
Force Website: http://www.northumbria.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to NE29 6LX. 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 NE29 6LX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to North Shields, NE29 6LX. The nearest railway station is Brockley Whins, approximately 3.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brockley Whins 3.1 miles
East Boldon 4.2 miles
Heworth 5.6 miles
Seaburn 5.7 miles
Manors 6.6 miles
St Peters 6.9 miles
Newcastle 7.2 miles
Sunderland 7.3 miles
Cramlington 8.3 miles
Dunston 8.6 miles
Metrocentre 9.2 miles
Newcastle Airport Metro 11 miles
Blaydon 11 miles
Chester-le-Street 12 miles
Seaham 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to North Shields, NE29 6LX. The nearest is St Cuthberts Roman Catholic Primary School Aided, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Cuthberts Roman Catholic Primary School Aided 450 yards
    
Waterville Primary School 480 yards
    
Spring Gardens Primary School half a mile
    
Christ Church CofE Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Riverside Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Hadrian Primary School 0.6 miles
    
St Josephs Roman Catholic Primary School Aided 0.8 miles
    
King Edward Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Collingwood Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Marine Park Primary School 1 mile
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to North Shields, NE29 6LX. The nearest is Norham High School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Norham High School 1 mile
    
John Spence Community High School 1.2 miles
    
St Thomas More Roman Catholic Academy 1.5 miles
    
Marden High School 1.6 miles
    
Mortimer Community College 1.8 miles
    
Monkseaton High School 2 miles
    
St Wilfrid's RC College 2.1 miles
    
Churchill Community College 2.3 miles
    
Harton Academy 2.6 miles
    
Jarrow School 2.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to North Shields, NE29 6LX. The nearest is Nelson Health Centre, approximately 610 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 North Shields, NE29 6LX. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, North Shields, approximately 460 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 North Shields, NE29 6LX. The nearest is North Tyneside General Hospital, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to North Shields, NE29 6LX. The nearest is Specsavers North Shields, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers North Shields 510 yards
J A Hicks 680 yards
Gillie & Partners 720 yards
South Shields Vision Express 0.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.7 miles
J T McGuinness 1.1 miles
Advanced Vision 1.3 miles
Concept Eye Clinic 1.3 miles
Tesco Opticians 1.5 miles
Thompson Opticians Ltd 2 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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