Area Information for South Shields, NE33 1AL

This postcode in South Shields is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Beacon and Bents ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South Shields. This page combines information for the address South Shields, NE33 1AL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of NE33 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 September 2001. 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 South Tyneside
Ward Beacon and Bents
Constituency South Shields
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 South Shields, NE33 1AL:

Keppel Street, South Shields, NE33 1NB
East Smithy Street, South Shields, NE33 1BT
Fowler Street, South Shields, NE33 1NE
Fowler Street, South Shields, NE33 1NA
Albemarle Street, South Shields, NE33 1LZ
William Street, South Shields, NE33 1PQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about NE33 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about South Shields, NE33 1AL 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 2
Semi-Detached 18
Terraced 48
Flat (Purpose-Built) 36
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 9
Total 113
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing South Shields contains a higher than average level of social housing - 56% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 19
Owned with Mortgage 12
Shared Ownership 4
Rented: From Council 45
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 14
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 4
Total 105

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 56
Two People 34
Three People 12
Four People 1
Five People 0
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 105

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 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 11
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 62

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 South Shields constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Gender
Male 87
Female 89
Total 176

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 8
5-7 1
8-9 4
10-14 2
15 3
16-17 2
18-19 5
20-24 3
25-29 8
30-44 25
45-59 38
60-64 16
65-74 39
75-84 17
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 176

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode NE33 1AL 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 49
Married 62
Divorced 21
Separated 5
Widowed 21
Same Sex 0
Total 158

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 Beacon and Bents ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (54%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 53
Good 42
Fair 48
Bad 27
Very Bad 6
Total 176

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

NE33 1AL and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 47% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into 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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 20
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 9
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 18
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 75
Other 6
Total 158

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (South 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 171
Bangladeshi 4
Other 1
Total 176

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 170
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 4
Total 176

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 NE33 1AL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 116
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 60

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 127
No Religion 32
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 11
Total 176

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Beacon and Bents ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 31% 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 35
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6
Retired 42
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 6
Total 136

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 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 7
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 55

South Shields, NE33 1AL is within the West Shields and Riverside 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 NE33 1AL
Neighbourhood Team Address West Shields and Riverside
South Shields Police Station
Millbank
Station Road
South Shields
NE33 1RR
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 NE33 1AL. 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 NE33 1AL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 10 closest railway stations to South Shields, NE33 1AL. The nearest railway station is Heworth, approximately 5.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Heworth 5.8 miles
Sunderland 6.7 miles
Manors 7.1 miles
Newcastle 7.6 miles
Dunston 8.9 miles
Cramlington 9.1 miles
MetroCentre 9.6 miles
Blaydon 12 miles
Chester-le-Street 12 miles
Seaham 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to South Shields, NE33 1AL. The nearest is Marine Park Primary School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Marine Park Primary School 420 yards
    
St Bede's Catholic Primary School, South Shields 570 yards  
Hadrian Primary School 720 yards
    
Westoe Crown Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Laygate Community School 0.7 miles
    
Waterville Primary School 1 mile
    
St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School, North Shields 1 mile  
Christ Church CofE Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Riverside Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Mortimer Primary School 1.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to South Shields, NE33 1AL. The nearest is Mortimer Community College, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Mortimer Community College 1.2 miles
    
St Wilfrid's RC College 1.6 miles
    
Norham High School 1.7 miles
    
Harton Academy 1.8 miles
    
John Spence Community High School 1.9 miles
    
Marden High School 2.1 miles
    
St Thomas More Catholic High School 2.2 miles
    
Monkseaton High School 2.6 miles
    
Jarrow School 2.8 miles
    
Churchill Community College 3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to South Shields, NE33 1AL. The nearest is Dr Haque, approximately 400 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 South Shields, NE33 1AL. The nearest is Fowler Street Dental Practice, approximately 220 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 South Shields, NE33 1AL. The nearest is City Hospitals Sunderland at South Tyneside District Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to South Shields, NE33 1AL. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers Opticians 90 yards
South Shields Vision Express 280 yards
J T McGuinness 580 yards
Specsavers North Shields 0.9 miles
Gillie & Partners 1 mile
J A Hicks 1.1 miles
Concept Eye Clinic 1.4 miles
Advanced Vision 1.4 miles
Sidney Walton Opticians Ltd 1.6 miles
Thompsons 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.