Area Information for Gateshead, NE8 2AQ

This postcode in Gateshead is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Bridges ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Gateshead. This page combines information for the address Gateshead, NE8 2AQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of NE8 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 2002. 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 Gateshead
Ward Bridges
Constituency Gateshead
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 Gateshead, NE8 2AQ:

Curzon Place, Gateshead, NE8 2ER
Half Moon Lane, Gateshead, NE8 2AN
Church Street, Gateshead, NE8 2AT
Curzon Place, Gateshead, NE8 2ES
Hills Street, Gateshead, NE8 2AS
Brandling Street, Gateshead, NE8 2BA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about NE8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Gateshead, NE8 2AQ 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 Gateshead 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 0
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 92
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 96
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Gateshead contains a higher than average level of social housing - 41% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 9
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 35
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 33
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 0
Total 94

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 39
Three People 3
Four People 1
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 94

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 24
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 78

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around NE8 2AQ however is predominantly male (61%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 87
Female 55
Total 142

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Bridges 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 1
5-7 0
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 4
20-24 26
25-29 42
30-44 18
45-59 23
60-64 7
65-74 13
75-84 5
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 142

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of NE8 2AQ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 68% 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 96
Married 20
Divorced 16
Separated 2
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 141

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 67
Good 45
Fair 17
Bad 11
Very Bad 2
Total 142

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) 63
Apprenticeship 1
2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8
1-4 GCSEs 12
No GCSEs 36
Other 4
Total 141

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 125
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Pakistani 1
Other Asian 4
Black African 3
Other 4
Total 142

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 119
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 4
Other 12
Total 142

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 NE8 2AQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 103
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 22

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 78
No Religion 43
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 6
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 142

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bridges ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 55% 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 74
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 2
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 2
Total 135

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 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 7
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 85

Gateshead, NE8 2AQ is within the Central Gateshead policing neighbourhood, under the Northumbria Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2019, 331 crimes were reported within half a mile of NE8 2AQ.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 331 crimes committed near NE8 2AQ
Neighbourhood Team Address Central Gateshead
Gateshead Police Station
High West Street
Gateshead
NE8 1BN
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 NE8 2AQ. 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 NE8 2AQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Gateshead, NE8 2AQ. The nearest railway station is Manors, approximately 850 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Manors 850 yards
Newcastle 0.5 miles
Dunston 1.9 miles
Heworth 2.2 miles
Metrocentre 2.5 miles
Blaydon 4.3 miles
Brockley Whins 5.7 miles
Newcastle Airport Metro 6.4 miles
East Boldon 7.4 miles
Chester-le-Street 7.8 miles
Wylam 8.3 miles
Cramlington 8.4 miles
Seaburn 9 miles
St Peters 9.5 miles
Sunderland 9.8 miles
Prudhoe 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Gateshead, NE8 2AQ. The nearest is The Gateshead Cheder Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Gateshead, NE8 2AQ. The nearest is North East Futures UTC, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
North East Futures UTC half a mile  
Newcastle High School for Girls 1.5 miles  
Ateres Girls High School 1.9 miles  
Heaton Manor School 2.1 miles
    
Kingsmeadow Community Comprehensive School 2.2 miles
    
Thomas Hepburn Community Academy 2.2 miles
    
Heworth Grange School 2.4 miles
    
Benfield School 2.4 miles
    
Sacred Heart Catholic High School 2.4 miles
    
Cardinal Hume Catholic School 2.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Gateshead, NE8 2AQ. The nearest is The Bridges Medical Practice, approximately 290 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 Gateshead, NE8 2AQ. The nearest is Dr Bamrah Dental Surgery, approximately 550 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 Gateshead, NE8 2AQ. The nearest is Great North Childrens Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Gateshead, NE8 2AQ. The nearest is The Optometric Centre Ltd, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Optometric Centre Ltd 450 yards
Specsavers Opticians 550 yards
Hampton Graves Eyecare 580 yards
Tesco Opticians 620 yards
Opticial Express 680 yards
CrossEyes Newcastle 0.5 miles
Grey St. Opticians 0.6 miles
F Robson & Co 0.6 miles
Northern Optical Company Limited 0.6 miles
C4 Sightcare 0.7 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.


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