Area Information for North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HB

North Hill in Plymouth is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Drake ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport. This page combines information for the address North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PL4 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 PL4 8HB.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Plymouth
Ward Drake
Constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Region South West
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 North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HB:

North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8EP
Bedford Park Villas, Plymouth, PL4 8HL
North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8JT
North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HF
North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HZ
North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8EU

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PL4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HB 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 5 property sales in North Hill 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 North Hill, Plymouth 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 1
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 51
Flat (Purpose-Built) 34
Flat (Converted) 43
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 140
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing North Hill, Plymouth contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 69% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14
Owned with Mortgage 26
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 88
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 131

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 45
Two People 46
Three People 10
Four People 5
Five People 5
Six People 3
Seven People 5
8+ People 12
Total 131

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 21
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 60
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 119

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 PL4 8HB however is predominantly male (56%). 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).

Male 217
Female 168
Total 385

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Drake 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 12
5-7 2
8-9 4
10-14 2
15 2
16-17 3
18-19 51
20-24 162
25-29 39
30-44 52
45-59 29
60-64 12
65-74 10
75-84 2
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 385

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of PL4 8HB there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 77% 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 296
Married 42
Divorced 14
Separated 6
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 363

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 241
Good 114
Fair 26
Bad 4
Very Bad 0
Total 385

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) 78
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 201
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 13
Other 23
Total 363

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% 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 343
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 3
Pakistani 8
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 7
Other Asian 4
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 1
Other 6
Total 385

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 281
Wales 10
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 44
Other 46
Total 385

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 PL4 8HB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 304
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 37
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 16
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
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.

Christian 172
No Religion 148
Buddhist 2
Hindu 3
Jewish 1
Muslim 17
Sikh 0
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 37
Total 385

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Drake ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 59% 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 73
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 211
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 1
Total 358

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 18
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 155

North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HB is within the Greenbank & University policing neighbourhood, under the Devon & Cornwall Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In August 2021, 360 crimes were reported within half a mile of PL4 8HB.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 360 crimes committed near North Hill
Neighbourhood Team Address Greenbank & University
Devon & Cornwall Police
Charles Cross Police Station
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to PL4 8HB. 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 PL4 8HB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 13 closest railway stations to North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HB. The nearest railway station is Plymouth, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Plymouth 590 yards
Devonport 1.6 miles
Dockyard (Devonport) 1.8 miles
Keyham 2.1 miles
St Budeaux Ferry Road 2.8 miles
St Budeaux Victoria Road 2.9 miles
Saltash 3.8 miles
Bere Ferrers 5.4 miles
St Germans 7.7 miles
Bere Alston 8 miles
Calstock 8.9 miles
Gunnislake 11 miles
Ivybridge 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HB. The nearest is Mount Street Primary School, approximately 340 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Mount Street Primary School 340 yards
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School 810 yards
Pilgrim Primary Academy 0.5 miles
Hyde Park Infants' School 0.5 miles
Hyde Park Junior School 0.5 miles
Salisbury Road Primary School 0.5 miles
The Cathedral School of St Mary 0.7 miles
Lipson Vale Primary School 0.8 miles
St Peter's CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
Stuart Road Primary School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HB. The nearest is Plymouth High School for Girls, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Plymouth High School for Girls 140 yards
Plymouth College 850 yards  
Lipson Co-operative Academy 0.8 miles
Stoke Damerel Community College 1.1 miles
Scott Medical and Healthcare College 1.1 miles
Devonport High School for Boys 1.2 miles
Devonport High School for Girls 1.2 miles
Eggbuckland Community College 1.6 miles
UTC Plymouth 1.8 miles
St Boniface's RC College 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HB. The nearest is University Medical Centre (Endsleigh Place), approximately 220 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 North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HB. The nearest is Fauchard House Dental Surgery, approximately < 50 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 North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HB. The nearest is Mount Gould Local Care Centre, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HB. The nearest is S Laws Lascelles Opticians, approximately 350 yards away.

* 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.