Area Information for Hitchin, SG4 0LY

This postcode in Hitchin is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Letchworth South West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North East Hertfordshire. This page combines information for the address Hitchin, SG4 0LY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SG4 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 December 1995. 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 North Hertfordshire
Ward Letchworth South West
Constituency North East Hertfordshire
Region Eastern
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 Hitchin, SG4 0LY:

Willian Road, Hitchin, SG4 0LX
Willian Road, Hitchin, SG4 0LU
Kingswood Avenue, Hitchin, SG4 0PB
Queenswood Drive, Hitchin, SG4 0LQ
Cambridge Road, Hitchin, SG4 0JU
Queenswood Drive, Hitchin, SG4 0LG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SG4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Hitchin, SG4 0LY 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 Hitchin consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 116
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 137
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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 68
Owned with Mortgage 49
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rent Free 0
Total 134

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 26
Two People 42
Three People 26
Four People 27
Five People 11
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 134

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 49
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 80

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 North East Hertfordshire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 181
Female 204
Total 385

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 8
8-9 14
10-14 24
15 4
16-17 15
18-19 22
20-24 35
25-29 6
30-44 52
45-59 79
60-64 31
65-74 49
75-84 27
85-89 4
90+ 4
Total 385

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG4 0LY 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 95
Married 194
Divorced 10
Separated 2
Widowed 23
Same Sex 0
Total 324

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 222
Good 122
Fair 34
Bad 4
Very Bad 3
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) 154
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 44
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 35
Other 18
Total 324

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 78% 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 301
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 54
Chinese 2
Other Asian 15
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
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 314
Wales 2
Scotland 14
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 6
Other 44
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 SG4 0LY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 354
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 14

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 231
No Religion 80
Buddhist 0
Hindu 15
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 46
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 11
Total 385

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Letchworth South West ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 75
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 52
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 56
Retired 51
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 0
Total 289

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 13
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 36
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 166

Hitchin, SG4 0LY is within the Letchworth and Baldock Town policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near SG4 0LY
Neighbourhood Team Address Letchworth and Baldock Town
College Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to SG4 0LY. 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 SG4 0LY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 19 closest railway stations to Hitchin, SG4 0LY. The nearest railway station is Hitchin, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin 1 mile
Letchworth Garden City 1.6 miles
Baldock 3.3 miles
Stevenage 4.2 miles
Arlesey 4.8 miles
Knebworth 6.7 miles
Ashwell & Morden 7.5 miles
Watton-at-Stone 8.8 miles
Biggleswade 8.8 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 8.8 miles
Luton 9 miles
Welwyn North 9.5 miles
Leagrave 9.9 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 11 miles
Harpenden 11 miles
Welwyn Garden City 11 miles
Flitwick 12 miles
Royston 12 miles
Sandy 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hitchin, SG4 0LY. The nearest is Purwell Primary School, approximately 710 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Purwell Primary School 710 yards
Highover Junior Mixed and Infant School 0.6 miles
St Thomas More Roman Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Mary Exton Primary School 0.8 miles
Lordship Farm Primary School 1 mile
William Ransom Primary School 1 mile
St Andrew's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Hitchin 1.1 miles
Pixmore Junior School 1.4 miles
Icknield Infant and Nursery School 1.5 miles
Highbury Infant School and Nursery 1.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hitchin, SG4 0LY. The nearest is The Highfield School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Highfield School 0.7 miles
Fearnhill School 1.3 miles
Hitchin Girls' School 1.4 miles
Hitchin Boys' School 1.6 miles
The Priory School 1.8 miles
The John Henry Newman Catholic School 2.9 miles
The Knights Templar School 3 miles
The Thomas Alleyne Academy 3.3 miles  
Barclay Academy 3.4 miles
Pix Brook Academy 4.2 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hitchin, SG4 0LY. The nearest is The Sollershott Surgery, approximately 1.2 miles 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 Hitchin, SG4 0LY. The nearest is Hitchin Dental Practice, approximately 1.3 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin Dental Practice 1.3 miles
Hitchin Dental Centre 1.3 miles
The Vernon Dental Practice 1.5 miles
Hitchin Dental 1.5 miles
Essential Dental 1.5 miles
Letchworth Dental Surgery 1.5 miles
Cranfield Dental Care 1.6 miles
Orthoclinique Hitchin 1.6 miles
Purleys Dental Care 1.7 miles
Park View Dental Care 1.7 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 5 closest hospitals to Hitchin, SG4 0LY. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pinehill Hospital 1 mile
Cygnet Hospital Stevenage 2.4 miles
Lister Hospital 2.6 miles
Mental Health Service (Lister Hospital) 2.6 miles
Lister Hospital 2.7 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hitchin, SG4 0LY. The nearest is David Stern Opticians , approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
David Stern Opticians 1.5 miles
Allders Opticians 1.5 miles
Boots-Letchworth 1.5 miles
Allders Opticians 1.6 miles
Vision Care 1.6 miles
Andrew Merry 1.6 miles
Vision Care 1.6 miles
Boots-Hitchin 1.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.7 miles
Shephard & Akay Optometrists 1.7 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.