Area Information for Desborough Road, Hitchin, SG4 0NN

Desborough Road in Hitchin is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Hitchin Walsworth ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Desborough Road, Hitchin, SG4 0NN, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for SG4 0NN.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority North Hertfordshire
Ward Hitchin Walsworth
Constituency Hitchin and Harpenden
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 Desborough Road, Hitchin, SG4 0NN:

Desborough Road, Hitchin, SG4 0NH
Desborough Road, Hitchin, SG4 0NW
Willian Road, Hitchin, SG4 0LR
Purwell Lane, Hitchin, SG4 0NE
Bradleys Corner, Hitchin, SG4 0PR
Maylin Close, Hitchin, SG4 0NQ

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 Desborough Road, Hitchin, SG4 0NN 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 39 property sales in Desborough Road 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 Desborough Road, Hitchin 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 4
Semi-Detached 44
Terraced 8
Flat (Purpose-Built) 70
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 126
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Desborough Road, Hitchin contains a higher than average level of social housing - 51% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 21
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 43
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rent Free 0
Total 125

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 65
Two People 31
Three People 15
Four People 8
Five People 3
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 125

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 17
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 27
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 82

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 Hitchin and Harpenden constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 121
Female 116
Total 237

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 10
8-9 3
10-14 8
15 4
16-17 7
18-19 4
20-24 17
25-29 13
30-44 45
45-59 61
60-64 9
65-74 15
75-84 24
85-89 7
90+ 3
Total 237

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG4 0NN 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 86
Married 65
Divorced 24
Separated 5
Widowed 25
Same Sex 0
Total 205

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 89
Good 83
Fair 46
Bad 15
Very Bad 4
Total 237

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) 57
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 30
No GCSEs or Equivalent 53
Other 5
Total 205

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 81% 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 193
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 1
Pakistani 6
Bangladeshi 3
Other Asian 7
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Total 237

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 195
Wales 1
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 13
Other 20
Total 237

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 0NN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 161
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 55

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 126
No Religion 62
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 9
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 37
Total 237

Economic Activity Embed This

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 76
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 8
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 4
Total 171

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 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 107

Desborough Road, Hitchin, SG4 0NN is within the Hitchin Urban policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In February 2020, 31 crimes were reported within half a mile of SG4 0NN.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 31 crimes committed near Desborough Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Hitchin Urban
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Below are the details of the closest services to SG4 0NN. 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 0NN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 19 closest railway stations to Desborough Road, Hitchin, SG4 0NN. The nearest railway station is Hitchin, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin 0.5 miles
Letchworth Garden City 2 miles
Baldock 3.8 miles
Stevenage 4.1 miles
Arlesey 5 miles
Knebworth 6.7 miles
Ashwell & Morden 8 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 8.4 miles
Luton 8.6 miles
Watton-at-Stone 8.8 miles
Biggleswade 9 miles
Welwyn North 9.4 miles
Leagrave 9.5 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 11 miles
Harpenden 11 miles
Welwyn Garden City 11 miles
Flitwick 11 miles
Royston 12 miles
Sandy 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Desborough Road, Hitchin, SG4 0NN. The nearest is Purwell Primary School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Purwell Primary School 350 yards
Highover Junior Mixed and Infant School 550 yards
Mary Exton Primary School 0.5 miles
William Ransom Primary School 0.6 miles
St Andrew's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Hitchin 0.6 miles
Highbury Infant School and Nursery 1.1 miles
St Thomas More Roman Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles
Whitehill Junior School 1.1 miles
Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy 1.3 miles
Strathmore Infant and Nursery School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Desborough Road, Hitchin, SG4 0NN. The nearest is Hitchin Girls' School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hitchin Girls' School 0.9 miles
The Highfield School 1 mile
Hitchin Boys' School 1.2 miles
The Priory School 1.4 miles
Fearnhill School 1.5 miles
The John Henry Newman Catholic School 2.9 miles
The Thomas Alleyne Academy 3.3 miles
Barclay Academy 3.4 miles
The Knights Templar School 3.4 miles
Pix Brook Academy 4.4 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Desborough Road, Hitchin, SG4 0NN. The nearest is Regal Chambers Surgery, approximately 1 mile 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 Desborough Road, Hitchin, SG4 0NN. The nearest is Hitchin Dental Practice, approximately 0.8 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 5 closest hospitals to Desborough Road, Hitchin, SG4 0NN. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pinehill Hospital 0.6 miles
Cygnet Hospital Stevenage 2.4 miles
Lister Hospital 2.7 miles
Mental Health Service (Lister Hospital) 2.7 miles
Lister Hospital 2.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Desborough Road, Hitchin, SG4 0NN. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 1.1 miles
Vision Care 1.2 miles
Boots-Hitchin 1.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.2 miles
Shephard & Akay Optometrists 1.2 miles
David Stern Opticians 1.8 miles
Allders Opticians 1.9 miles
Boots-Letchworth 1.9 miles
Vision Care 1.9 miles
Andrew Merry 2 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 SG4 0NN

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

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 37 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 78.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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