Area Information for Sandy Grove, Hitchin, SG4 9BS

Sandy Grove in Hitchin is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Hitchin Highbury ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Sandy Grove, Hitchin, SG4 9BS, 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 9BS.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority North Hertfordshire
Ward Hitchin Highbury
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 Sandy Grove, Hitchin, SG4 9BS:

Standhill Road, Hitchin, SG4 9AE
Taylors Hill, Hitchin, SG4 9AD
Park Gate, Hitchin, SG4 9BP
Park Street, Hitchin, SG4 9AH
Park Street, Hitchin, SG4 9ER
Standhill Close, Hitchin, SG4 9BW

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 Sandy Grove, Hitchin, SG4 9BS 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 8 property sales in Sandy Grove 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

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 54
Semi-Detached 55
Terraced 44
Flat (Purpose-Built) 48
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 203
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Sandy Grove, Hitchin contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 23% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 65
Owned with Mortgage 72
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 43
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 195

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 67
Two People 68
Three People 33
Four People 20
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 195

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 63
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 53
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 24
Total 156

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 50% male.

Gender
Male 208
Female 210
Total 418

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 22
5-7 16
8-9 7
10-14 18
15 8
16-17 17
18-19 3
20-24 14
25-29 33
30-44 99
45-59 97
60-64 30
65-74 36
75-84 15
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 418

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG4 9BS 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 112
Married 174
Divorced 36
Separated 13
Widowed 12
Same Sex 0
Total 347

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.

Health
Very Good 216
Good 156
Fair 37
Bad 8
Very Bad 1
Total 418

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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) 162
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 58
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 38
Other 11
Total 347

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 90% 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 376
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 12
Chinese 8
Other Asian 4
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 2
Other 3
Total 418

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 357
Wales 4
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 10
Other 38
Total 418

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to SG4 9BS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 357
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 36

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.

Religion
Christian 230
No Religion 137
Buddhist 0
Hindu 6
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 5
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 34
Total 418

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 145
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 43
Self Employed 40
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 45
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 3
Total 329

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 21
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 41
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 14
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 25
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 26
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 237

Sandy Grove, Hitchin, SG4 9BS 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 Sandy Grove
Neighbourhood Team Address Hitchin Urban
College Road
SG5 1JX
Force Website: http://www.herts.police.uk/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to SG4 9BS. 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 9BS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 17 closest railway stations to Sandy Grove, Hitchin, SG4 9BS. The nearest railway station is Hitchin, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin 0.8 miles
Letchworth Garden City 3.2 miles
Stevenage 4.2 miles
Baldock 5.1 miles
Arlesey 5.7 miles
Knebworth 6.5 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 7.1 miles
Luton 7.3 miles
Leagrave 8.2 miles
Watton-at-Stone 9 miles
Welwyn North 9.1 miles
Ashwell & Morden 9.3 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 9.4 miles
Harpenden 9.5 miles
Biggleswade 9.8 miles
Flitwick 11 miles
Welwyn Garden City 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sandy Grove, Hitchin, SG4 9BS. The nearest is Highbury Infant School and Nursery, approximately 380 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sandy Grove, Hitchin, SG4 9BS. The nearest is Hitchin Girls' School, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hitchin Girls' School 720 yards
    
Hitchin Boys' School half a mile
    
The Priory School 1.3 miles
    
The Highfield School 2.3 miles
    
Fearnhill School 2.6 miles
    
The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School 3.2 miles  
The Thomas Alleyne Academy 3.5 miles
    
Barclay Academy 3.7 miles
    
The Knights Templar School 4.7 miles
    
Marriotts School 5.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sandy Grove, Hitchin, SG4 9BS. The nearest is Hertfordshire Zts Provider, approximately 590 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 Sandy Grove, Hitchin, SG4 9BS. The nearest is Bucklersbury Dental Studio, approximately 410 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 8 closest hospitals to Sandy Grove, Hitchin, SG4 9BS. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Sandy Grove, Hitchin, SG4 9BS. The nearest is Shephard & Akay Optometrists, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Shephard & Akay Optometrists 530 yards
Boots-Hitchin 560 yards
Specsavers Opticians 560 yards
Vision Care 670 yards
Allders Opticians 690 yards
David Stern Opticians 3.1 miles
Allders Opticians 3.1 miles
Boots-Letchworth 3.2 miles
Vision Care 3.2 miles
Andrew Merry 3.2 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 9BS

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 4 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 53.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.1Mbps
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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