Area Information for North Shields, NE29 6NE

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 6NE, 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 2003. 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


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about North Shields, NE29 6NE 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 0
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 42
Flat (Purpose-Built) 89
Flat (Converted) 36
Residence in Commercial Building 33
Total 202
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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 - 33% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 18
Owned with Mortgage 20
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 30
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 32
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 75
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 5
Total 186

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 137
Two People 29
Three People 18
Four People 1
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 186

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 16
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 39
C2 - Skilled manual workers 37
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 74
Total 166

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 6NE however is predominantly male (62%). 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 159
Female 99
Total 258

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 4
5-7 4
8-9 1
10-14 7
15 3
16-17 3
18-19 4
20-24 18
25-29 42
30-44 64
45-59 73
60-64 13
65-74 12
75-84 6
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 258

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of NE29 6NE there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 50% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 129
Married 30
Divorced 55
Separated 10
Widowed 12
Same Sex 3
Total 239

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 (66%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 81
Good 90
Fair 60
Bad 18
Very Bad 9
Total 258

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) 38
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 70
Other 8
Total 239

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 249
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 258

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 231
Wales 2
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 5
Other 11
Total 258

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 6NE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 176
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 1
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 72

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 140
No Religion 91
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 21
Total 258

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 83
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 34
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 28
Other 11
Total 229

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 11
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 127

North Shields, NE29 6NE 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 6NE
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 6NE. 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 6NE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 9 closest railway stations to North Shields, NE29 6NE. The nearest railway station is Heworth, approximately 5.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Heworth 5.8 miles
Manors 6.7 miles
Newcastle 7.3 miles
Sunderland 7.4 miles
Cramlington 8.2 miles
Dunston 8.6 miles
MetroCentre 9.3 miles
Blaydon 11 miles
Chester-le-Street 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to North Shields, NE29 6NE. The nearest is St Cuthberts Roman Catholic Primary School Aided, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Cuthberts Roman Catholic Primary School Aided 350 yards
    
Christ Church CofE Primary School 650 yards
    
Waterville Primary School 650 yards
    
Spring Gardens Primary School 720 yards
    
Hadrian Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Riverside Primary School 0.7 miles
    
King Edward Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Josephs Roman Catholic Primary School Aided 0.8 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 6NE. 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 1.1 miles
    
St Thomas More Roman Catholic Academy 1.4 miles
    
Marden High School 1.4 miles
    
Monkseaton High School 1.8 miles
    
Mortimer Community College 1.9 miles
    
St Wilfrid's RC College 2.3 miles
    
Churchill Community College 2.4 miles
    
Harton Academy 2.6 miles
    
Jarrow School 2.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to North Shields, NE29 6NE. The nearest is Nelson Health Centre, approximately 420 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 6NE. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, North Shields, approximately 180 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 6NE. The nearest is City Hospitals Sunderland (North Tyneside Offsite), approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to North Shields, NE29 6NE. The nearest is Specsavers North Shields, approximately 240 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers North Shields 240 yards
J A Hicks 440 yards
Gillie & Partners 460 yards
South Shields Vision Express 0.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.8 miles
J T McGuinness 1.1 miles
Advanced Vision 1.2 miles
Concept Eye Clinic 1.2 miles
Tesco Opticians 1.5 miles
Thompson Opticians Ltd 2.1 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.