Area Information for Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4PX

Shields Road in Newcastle Upon Tyne is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Walkergate ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Newcastle upon Tyne East. This page combines information for the address Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4PX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of NE6 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for NE6 4PX.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in October 2018. 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 Walkergate
Constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East
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 Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4PX:

Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4QP
Sutton Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4SD
Walpole Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4RL
Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4NS
Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4QN
Coutts Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4RB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about NE6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4PX 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

We have found 2 property sales in Shields Road since the beginning of 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 Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne 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 8
Terraced 29
Flat (Purpose-Built) 57
Flat (Converted) 19
Total 115
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne contains a higher than average level of social housing - 35% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 16
Owned with Mortgage 26
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 37
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 28
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 110

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 40
Three People 10
Four People 6
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 110

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 35
Total 90

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

Male 98
Female 102
Total 200

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 5
8-9 3
10-14 6
15 3
16-17 2
18-19 7
20-24 14
25-29 23
30-44 50
45-59 38
60-64 10
65-74 20
75-84 8
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 200

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in NE6 4PX 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 78
Married 53
Divorced 24
Separated 10
Widowed 7
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.

Very Good 78
Good 78
Fair 30
Bad 10
Very Bad 4
Total 200

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 30
Apprenticeship 10
2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs 30
No GCSEs 51
Other 5
Total 172

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 88% 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 177
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Chinese 3
Other Asian 2
Black African 6
Other 7
Total 200

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 157
Wales 0
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 10
Other 26
Total 200

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 NE6 4PX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 145
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 37

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 120
No Religion 60
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 16
Total 200

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 73
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 2
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 4
Total 164

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 8
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 7
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 96

Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4PX is within the Byker and Walker 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 Shields Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Byker and Walker
Clifford Street Police Station
Clifford Street
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to NE6 4PX. 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 NE6 4PX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4PX. The nearest railway station is Manors, approximately 2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Manors 2 miles
Heworth 2.3 miles
Newcastle 2.5 miles
Dunston 4 miles
Brockley Whins 4.3 miles
Metrocentre 4.6 miles
East Boldon 6.2 miles
Blaydon 6.2 miles
Newcastle Airport Metro 6.9 miles
Cramlington 7.3 miles
Seaburn 7.9 miles
St Peters 8.6 miles
Sunderland 8.9 miles
Chester-le-Street 9 miles
Wylam 11 miles
Prudhoe 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4PX. The nearest is Walkergate Community School, approximately 180 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Walkergate Community School 180 yards
St Alban's RC Primary School half a mile
Chillingham Road Primary School 0.7 miles
Ravenswood Primary School 0.8 miles
Western Community Primary School 0.9 miles
Welbeck Academy 0.9 miles
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
St Lawrence's RC Primary School 0.9 miles
Carville Primary School 0.9 miles
Tyneview Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4PX. The nearest is Benfield School, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Benfield School 630 yards
Walker Riverside Academy 0.6 miles
Heaton Manor School 1.3 miles
Burnside Business and Enterprise College 1.7 miles
Newcastle High School for Girls 2 miles  
St Mary's Catholic School 2 miles
Hebburn Comprehensive School 2.2 miles
St Joseph's Catholic Academy 2.3 miles
Longbenton High School 2.4 miles
Ateres Girls High School 2.4 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4PX. The nearest is Benfield Park Medical Group, approximately 280 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 Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4PX. The nearest is Newcastle PCT Dental Services, approximately 0.7 miles 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 Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4PX. The nearest is Walkergate Park Hospital, approximately 570 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4PX. The nearest is Querido and Davidson, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Querido and Davidson 0.7 miles
Richardsons Opticians 0.8 miles
B L Ainley 1 mile
Tynedale Eye Clinic 1.1 miles
Specsavers 1.1 miles
Thompson Opticians Ltd 1.3 miles
The Big Optician 1.3 miles
Four Lane Ends Opticians 1.8 miles
Evans Opticians 1.8 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.

  NHS Choices