Area Information for Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4YF

This postcode in Gosforth is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Fawdon & West Gosforth ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Newcastle upon Tyne Central. This page combines information for the address Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4YF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of NE3 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 April 2016. 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 Newcastle upon Tyne
Ward Fawdon & West Gosforth
Constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central
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 Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4YF:

Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4PL
Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4QG
Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4SQ
Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4SZ
Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4TG
Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4UF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about NE3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4YF 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 Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 47
Terraced 95
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 156
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 21% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 55
Owned with Mortgage 60
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 30
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 149

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 51
Two People 59
Three People 21
Four People 16
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 149

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 66
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 39
C2 - Skilled manual workers 6
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
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 Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 152
Female 154
Total 306

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 11
8-9 6
10-14 13
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 3
20-24 18
25-29 37
30-44 92
45-59 63
60-64 6
65-74 13
75-84 19
85-89 1
90+ 2
Total 306

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode NE3 4YF 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 129
Married 91
Divorced 14
Separated 7
Widowed 14
Same Sex 2
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 178
Good 90
Fair 32
Bad 4
Very Bad 2
Total 306

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

NE3 4YF and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 60% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% 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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 153
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 17
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 32
Other 12
Total 257

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% white.

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 267
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 21
Pakistani 2
Other Asian 4
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 3
Total 306

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 250
Wales 1
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 7
Other 36
Total 306

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 NE3 4YF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 250
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 13
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 31

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 158
No Religion 95
Buddhist 0
Hindu 20
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 3
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 26
Total 306

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Fawdon & West Gosforth ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 127
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 3
Total 235

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 5
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 35
HealthInc. Social Work 39
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 178

Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4YF is within the Gosforth and Great Park 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 NE3 4YF
Neighbourhood Team Address Gosforth and Great Park
Etal Lane Police Station
Etal Lane
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Below are the details of the closest services to Gosforth. 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 NE3 4YF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 14 closest railway stations to Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4YF. The nearest railway station is Manors, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Manors 2.7 miles
Newcastle 2.9 miles
MetroCentre 3.9 miles
Dunston 4.2 miles
Blaydon 4.6 miles
Heworth 4.9 miles
Cramlington 5.5 miles
Wylam 7.8 miles
Prudhoe 9.9 miles
Morpeth 11 miles
Chester-le-Street 11 miles
Pegswood 12 miles
Sunderland 13 miles
Stocksfield 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4YF. The nearest is St Charles' Catholic Primary School, approximately 190 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Charles' Catholic Primary School 190 yards  
Archibald First School 410 yards
Grange First School 430 yards
Regent Farm First School 810 yards
St Oswald's Catholic Primary School, Gosforth 0.6 miles  
Broadway East First School 0.6 miles
Gosforth Park First School 0.6 miles
Archbishop Runcie CofE First School 0.7 miles
South Gosforth First School 0.9 miles
North Fawdon Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4YF. The nearest is Gosforth Academy, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Gosforth Academy 400 yards
Great Park Academy 410 yards  
Kenton School 1.2 miles
St Mary's Catholic School 1.3 miles
Newcastle High School for Girls 1.7 miles  
Jesmond Park Academy 1.9 miles
Longbenton High School 2.2 miles
Sacred Heart Catholic High School 2.3 miles
Bahr Academy 2.8 miles  
George Stephenson High School 2.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4YF. The nearest is Regent Medical Centre, approximately 320 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 Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4YF. The nearest is Mr M I Bholah, approximately 480 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 Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4YF. The nearest is St Nicholas Hospital, approximately 650 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4YF. The nearest is Mark English Opticians, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mark English Opticians 620 yards
Concept Eye Clinic 680 yards
Thompson Opticians Ltd 800 yards
Keyes Eyecare 0.6 miles
King & Wood 0.6 miles
Long & Pickard 1.3 miles
Optica Eye Clinic Ltd 1.4 miles
Evans Opticians 1.5 miles
Michael Offord Optometrist 1.7 miles
Tesco Opticians 1.7 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.