Area Information for Oaky Balks, Alnwick, NE66 2QE

Oaky Balks in Alnwick is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Alnwick ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Berwick-upon-Tweed. This page combines information for the address Oaky Balks, Alnwick, NE66 2QE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of NE66 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 NE66 2QE.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Northumberland
Ward Alnwick
Constituency Berwick-upon-Tweed
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 Oaky Balks, Alnwick, NE66 2QE:

Oaky Balks, Alnwick, NE66 2QD
Alnmouth Road, Alnwick, NE66 2QB
Alnmouth Road, Alnwick, NE66 2QF
Alnmouth Road, Alnwick, NE66 2PT
Alnmouth Road, Alnwick, NE66 2QG
Crag View Gardens, Alnwick, NE66 2QQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about NE66 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Oaky Balks, Alnwick, NE66 2QE 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 53 property sales in Oaky Balks 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 Oaky Balks, Alnwick consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 52
Semi-Detached 73
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 5
Total 134
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 72
Owned with Mortgage 41
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 127

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 28
Two People 62
Three People 18
Four People 13
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 76

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 Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 161
Female 155
Total 316

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 7
5-7 7
8-9 7
10-14 16
15 7
16-17 3
18-19 3
20-24 15
25-29 8
30-44 31
45-59 79
60-64 33
65-74 43
75-84 37
85-89 13
90+ 7
Total 316

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode NE66 2QE 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 51
Married 173
Divorced 17
Separated 5
Widowed 26
Same Sex 0
Total 272

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.

Health
Very Good 136
Good 120
Fair 46
Bad 11
Very Bad 3
Total 316

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) 108
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 48
Other 12
Total 272

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Oaky Balks, Alnwick) 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 99% 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 312
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 3
Total 316

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 277
Wales 1
Scotland 20
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 4
Other 8
Total 316

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 NE66 2QE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 266
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 47

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 241
No Religion 51
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 4
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 16
Total 316

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Alnwick ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 28% 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 79
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5
Retired 60
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 3
Total 215

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 5
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 20
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 26
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 135

Oaky Balks, Alnwick, NE66 2QE is within the Alnwick 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 Oaky Balks
Neighbourhood Team Address Alnwick
Alnwick Police Station
Prudhoe Street
Alnwick
NE66 1UJ
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 NE66 2QE. 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 NE66 2QE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest railway stations to Oaky Balks, Alnwick, NE66 2QE. The nearest railway station is Alnmouth, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Alnmouth 2.2 miles
Acklington 7 miles
Chathill 9 miles
Widdrington 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oaky Balks, Alnwick, NE66 2QE. The nearest is St Paul's RC Voluntary Aided Primary School, approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Paul's RC Voluntary Aided Primary School 750 yards
    
Swansfield Park Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Michael's Church of England Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Hipsburn Primary School 2.5 miles
    
Shilbottle Primary School 2.6 miles
    
Longhoughton Church of England Primary School 3.3 miles
    
Warkworth Church of England Primary School 5.4 miles
    
Swarland Primary School 5.8 miles
    
Amble First School 6.6 miles
    
Embleton Vincent Edwards Church of England Primary School 6.6 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest secondary schools to Oaky Balks, Alnwick, NE66 2QE. The nearest is The Duchess's Community High School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Duchess's Community High School 0.8 miles
    
James Calvert Spence College 6.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 5 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oaky Balks, Alnwick, NE66 2QE. The nearest is Alnwick Medical Group, approximately 850 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Alnwick Medical Group 850 yards
Infirmary Drive Medical Group 0.5 miles
Longhoughton Surgery 3.2 miles
Coquet Medical Group 6.6 miles
Embleton Surgery 6.6 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 6 closest dentists to Oaky Balks, Alnwick, NE66 2QE. The nearest is Genix Healthcare Alnwick, 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 1 closest hospitals to Oaky Balks, Alnwick, NE66 2QE. The nearest is Alnwick Infirmary, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Alnwick Infirmary 0.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 3 closest opticians to Oaky Balks, Alnwick, NE66 2QE. The nearest is Boots-Alnwick, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Alnwick 0.9 miles
Thompson Opticians Ltd 1 mile
Thompson Opticians Ltd 6.5 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.


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Broadband in NE66 2QE

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 40 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 27Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 67.4Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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