Area Information for Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5WW

This postcode in Newcastle Upon Tyne is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Byker ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Newcastle upon Tyne East. This page combines information for the address Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5WW, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in August 2008. 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 Byker
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 Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5WW:

Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5TP
Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5WH
Tynemouth Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5EP
Chillingham Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5EL
Heaton Grove, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5NP
Brough Way, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5EG

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 Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5WW 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 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 4
Terraced 31
Flat (Purpose-Built) 129
Flat (Converted) 15
Residence in Commercial Building 27
Total 208
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Newcastle Upon Tyne contains a higher than average level of social housing - 55% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 12
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 89
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 20
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 65
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 2
Total 200

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 107
Two People 29
Three People 19
Four People 8
Five People 13
Six People 23
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 200

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 72
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 35
Total 128

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 52% male.

Male 244
Female 221
Total 465

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Byker ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 14
5-7 6
8-9 2
10-14 11
15 3
16-17 5
18-19 162
20-24 56
25-29 32
30-44 47
45-59 33
60-64 14
65-74 27
75-84 32
85-89 12
90+ 9
Total 465

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of NE6 5WW there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 63% 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 291
Married 53
Divorced 28
Separated 11
Widowed 46
Same Sex 0
Total 429

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 233
Good 130
Fair 64
Bad 30
Very Bad 8
Total 465

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) 58
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 189
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 31
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 24
No GCSEs or Equivalent 106
Other 16
Total 429

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 409
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 6
Pakistani 2
Chinese 5
Other Asian 21
Black African 9
Other 3
Total 465

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 383
Wales 3
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 15
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 12
Other 46
Total 465

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 5WW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 328
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 29
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 86

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 259
No Religion 144
Buddhist 11
Hindu 7
Jewish 1
Muslim 7
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 34
Total 465

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Byker ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 56% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 58
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 210
Retired 32
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 10
Total 376

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 2
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 32
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 132

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5WW 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 NE6 5WW
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 5WW. 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 5WW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5WW. The nearest railway station is Manors, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Manors 1.1 miles
Newcastle 1.7 miles
Heworth 2 miles
Dunston 3.1 miles
MetroCentre 3.7 miles
Blaydon 5.4 miles
Cramlington 7.6 miles
Chester-le-Street 8.5 miles
Sunderland 9.3 miles
Wylam 9.3 miles
Prudhoe 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5WW. The nearest is St Lawrence's RC Primary School, approximately 480 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Lawrence's RC Primary School 480 yards
Byker Primary School 580 yards
Chillingham Road Primary School 740 yards
Hotspur Primary School 840 yards
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School 850 yards
Welbeck Academy 0.6 miles
St Catherine's RC Primary School 0.7 miles
Walkergate Community School 0.9 miles
Ravenswood Primary School 0.9 miles
Christ Church CofE Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5WW. The nearest is Benfield School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Benfield School 1.1 miles
Jesmond Park Academy 1.2 miles
Walker Riverside Academy 1.3 miles
Newcastle High School for Girls 1.4 miles  
North East Futures UTC 1.7 miles  
Ateres Girls High School 2 miles  
St Mary's Catholic School 2.1 miles
Heworth Grange School 2.4 miles
St Joseph's Catholic Academy 2.6 miles
Burnside College 2.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5WW. The nearest is Heaton Road Surgery, approximately 80 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 Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5WW. The nearest is mydentist, Heaton Smile, Newcastle Upon Tyne, approximately 80 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 Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5WW. The nearest is Walkergate Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5WW. The nearest is Richardsons Opticians, approximately 160 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Richardsons Opticians 160 yards
Tynedale Eye Clinic 330 yards
The Big Optician 700 yards
Querido and Davidson 0.6 miles
C4 Sightcare 1.3 miles
G T Harvey & Partners Ltd 1.3 miles
Vision Express UK Ltd 1.3 miles
F Robson & Co 1.3 miles
The Optometric Centre Ltd 1.4 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.