Area Information for Great North Road, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7EH

Great North Road in Graveley is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Chesfield ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Great North Road, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7EH, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority North Hertfordshire
Ward Chesfield
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 Great North Road, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7EH:

Jacks Hill Park, Jacks Hill, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7EG
Jacks Hill, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7EQ
Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7LY
Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7LT
High Street, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7LA
Church Lane, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7LR

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 Great North Road, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7EH 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 33
Semi-Detached 17
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 36
Total 94
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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 60
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rent Free 1
Total 92

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 43
Three People 11
Four People 5
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 92

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 12
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 50

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 45% male.

Male 113
Female 137
Total 250

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 13
5-7 3
8-9 1
10-14 7
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 3
20-24 3
25-29 8
30-44 27
45-59 54
60-64 21
65-74 38
75-84 35
85-89 19
90+ 16
Total 250

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SG4 7EH the number widowed residents is high - 22% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 34
Married 108
Divorced 25
Separated 3
Widowed 55
Same Sex 0
Total 225

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.

However, this area of the Chesfield ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (66%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 71
Good 94
Fair 68
Bad 15
Very Bad 2
Total 250

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) 60
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 16
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 28
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 18
No GCSEs or Equivalent 88
Other 7
Total 225

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% 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 233
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Bangladeshi 9
Chinese 5
Black Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 250

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 223
Wales 2
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 5
Other 13
Total 250

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 7EH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 163
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 81

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 165
No Religion 50
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 9
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 25
Total 250

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Chesfield ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 26% 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 52
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 20
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 40
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 5
Total 155

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 6
Manufacturing 8
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 10
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 93

Great North Road, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7EH is within the Hitchin Rural 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 Great North Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Hitchin Rural
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Below are the details of the closest services to Graveley. 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 7EH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Great North Road, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7EH. The nearest railway station is Hitchin, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin 2.4 miles
Letchworth Garden City 2.5 miles
Stevenage 3.1 miles
Baldock 3.3 miles
Knebworth 5.6 miles
Arlesey 6.1 miles
Ashwell & Morden 7.2 miles
Watton-at-Stone 7.3 miles
Welwyn North 8.5 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 9.5 miles
Biggleswade 9.8 miles
Luton 9.9 miles
Welwyn Garden City 11 miles
Royston 11 miles
Harpenden 11 miles
Leagrave 12 miles
Hertford North 12 miles
Hertford East 12 miles
Ware (Herts) 13 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Great North Road, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7EH. The nearest is Graveley Primary School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Graveley Primary School 0.9 miles
Lordship Farm Primary School 1.4 miles
Wymondley Junior Mixed and Infant School 1.6 miles
The Leys Primary and Nursery School 1.8 miles
Purwell Primary School 1.8 miles
Garden City Academy 1.8 miles
Round Diamond Primary School 1.9 miles
Mary Exton Primary School 1.9 miles
Weston Primary School 2 miles
Almond Hill Junior School 2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Great North Road, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7EH. The nearest is The John Henry Newman Catholic School, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The John Henry Newman Catholic School 1.9 miles
Barclay Academy 2.1 miles
The Highfield School 2.1 miles
The Thomas Alleyne Academy 2.2 miles
Hitchin Girls' School 2.7 miles
Fearnhill School 2.7 miles
The Nobel School 2.9 miles
The Knights Templar School 2.9 miles
Hitchin Boys' School 3.1 miles
Marriotts School 3.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Great North Road, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7EH. The nearest is St Nicholas Health Centre, approximately 1.8 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 Great North Road, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7EH. The nearest is Exeter Close Dental Practice, approximately 2 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 6 closest hospitals to Great North Road, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7EH. The nearest is Cygnet Hospital Stevenage, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cygnet Hospital Stevenage 1.3 miles
Lister Hospital 1.5 miles
Mental Health Service (Lister Hospital) 1.5 miles
Lister Hospital 1.6 miles
Pinehill Hospital 2.4 miles
Royston Hospital 11 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Great North Road, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7EH. The nearest is Boots-Letchworth, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Letchworth 2.4 miles
David Stern Opticians 2.4 miles
Allders Opticians 2.4 miles
Andrew Merry 2.4 miles
Vision Care 2.4 miles
Tesco Opticians 2.8 miles
Dollond & Aitchison 2.9 miles
Allders Opticians 2.9 miles
GPC Opticians 3 miles
Allders Opticians 3 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.