Area Information for Brick Kiln Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9BQ

Brick Kiln Lane in Hitchin is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Hitchin Priory ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Brick Kiln Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9BQ, 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 Urban
Local Authority North Hertfordshire
Ward Hitchin Priory
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 Brick Kiln Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9BQ:

Gosmore Road, Hitchin, SG4 9BG
Newlands Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9BD
Newlands Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9AU
Gosmore Road, Hitchin, SG4 9AT
Priory Way, Hitchin, SG4 9BH
Newlands Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9BB

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 Brick Kiln Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9BQ 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 Brick Kiln Lane, 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 118
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 9
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 139
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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 71
Owned with Mortgage 52
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rent Free 3
Total 136

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 24
Two People 64
Three People 18
Four People 19
Five People 9
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 136

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 53
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 6
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2
Total 88

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 48% male.

Male 163
Female 176
Total 339

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 15
5-7 5
8-9 9
10-14 20
15 7
16-17 14
18-19 8
20-24 13
25-29 6
30-44 39
45-59 92
60-64 27
65-74 42
75-84 28
85-89 11
90+ 3
Total 339

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG4 9BQ 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 53
Married 200
Divorced 10
Separated 2
Widowed 16
Same Sex 2
Total 283

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 197
Good 97
Fair 37
Bad 6
Very Bad 2
Total 339

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Brick Kiln Lane and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 59% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 167
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 17
Other 2
Total 283

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 315
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 10
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 1
Total 339

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 302
Wales 2
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 11
Other 13
Total 339

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 9BQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 314
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 11

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 229
No Religion 72
Buddhist 0
Hindu 7
Jewish 2
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 28
Total 339

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hitchin Priory ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% 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 90
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 21
Retired 53
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 1
Total 241

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 10
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 14
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 159

Brick Kiln Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9BQ 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Brick Kiln Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Hitchin Urban
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Below are the details of the closest services to SG4 9BQ. 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 9BQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 19 closest railway stations to Brick Kiln Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9BQ. The nearest railway station is Hitchin, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin 1.3 miles
Letchworth Garden City 3.7 miles
Stevenage 3.7 miles
Baldock 5.5 miles
Knebworth 6.1 miles
Arlesey 6.3 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 6.7 miles
Luton 6.9 miles
Leagrave 8.1 miles
Welwyn North 8.5 miles
Watton-at-Stone 8.6 miles
Harpenden 9 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 9.6 miles
Ashwell & Morden 9.7 miles
Welwyn Garden City 9.8 miles
Biggleswade 11 miles
Flitwick 11 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 13 miles
Hertford North 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Brick Kiln Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9BQ. The nearest is Whitehill Junior School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Brick Kiln Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9BQ. The nearest is Hitchin Girls' School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hitchin Girls' School 0.9 miles
Hitchin Boys' School 1.1 miles
The Priory School 1.9 miles
The Highfield School 2.7 miles
The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School 2.9 miles  
Fearnhill School 3.1 miles
The Thomas Alleyne Academy 3.2 miles
Barclay Academy 3.4 miles
Marriotts School 4.8 miles
The Nobel School 4.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Brick Kiln Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9BQ. The nearest is Hertfordshire Zts Provider, approximately 0.9 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 Brick Kiln Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9BQ. The nearest is Bucklersbury Dental Studio, 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 8 closest hospitals to Brick Kiln Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9BQ. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Brick Kiln Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9BQ. The nearest is Shephard & Akay Optometrists, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Shephard & Akay Optometrists 0.9 miles
Boots-Hitchin 0.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.9 miles
Vision Care 1 mile
Allders Opticians 1 mile
David Stern Opticians 3.5 miles
Allders Opticians 3.6 miles
Boots-Letchworth 3.6 miles
Vision Care 3.6 miles
Andrew Merry 3.7 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.