Area Information for Hitchin, SG4 9BU

This postcode 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 Hitchin, SG4 9BU, 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 April 2013. 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 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 Hitchin, SG4 9BU:

St. Andrews Place, Hitchin, SG4 9UA
Store House Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9AB
Nursery Hill, St. Andrews Place, Hitchin, SG4 9GD
Lyles Row, Hitchin, SG4 9BZ
Jeeves Yard, Queen Street, Hitchin, SG4 9TE
Kershaws Hill, Hitchin, SG4 9AQ

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 9BU 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 12
Semi-Detached 52
Terraced 50
Flat (Purpose-Built) 74
Flat (Converted) 3
Total 191
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 54
Owned with Mortgage 65
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 14
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 19
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 29
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 185

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 80
Two People 54
Three People 26
Four People 21
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 185

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 55
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 49
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 140

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 182
Female 188
Total 370

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 28
5-7 11
8-9 11
10-14 19
15 3
16-17 5
18-19 7
20-24 14
25-29 21
30-44 111
45-59 73
60-64 12
65-74 19
75-84 24
85-89 10
90+ 2
Total 370

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG4 9BU 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 129
Divorced 28
Separated 10
Widowed 32
Same Sex 4
Total 298

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 202
Good 106
Fair 50
Bad 8
Very Bad 4
Total 370

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) 139
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 25
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 35
No GCSEs or Equivalent 42
Other 10
Total 298

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 84% 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 309
Mixed Ethnicity 21
Indian 11
Chinese 1
Other Asian 3
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 5
Total 370

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 290
Wales 3
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 23
Other 37
Total 370

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 9BU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 286
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 24
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 46

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 192
No Religion 130
Buddhist 2
Hindu 7
Jewish 0
Muslim 5
Sikh 3
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 29
Total 370

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hitchin Highbury ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 133
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 36
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 8
Total 262

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 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 19
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 30
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 26
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 202

Hitchin, SG4 9BU 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 SG4 9BU
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 9BU. 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 9BU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 18 closest railway stations to Hitchin, SG4 9BU. The nearest railway station is Hitchin, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin 0.7 miles
Letchworth Garden City 3 miles
Stevenage 4.2 miles
Baldock 4.9 miles
Arlesey 5.5 miles
Knebworth 6.6 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 7.3 miles
Luton 7.4 miles
Leagrave 8.4 miles
Watton-at-Stone 9.1 miles
Ashwell & Morden 9.1 miles
Welwyn North 9.2 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 9.5 miles
Biggleswade 9.6 miles
Harpenden 9.7 miles
Flitwick 11 miles
Welwyn Garden City 11 miles
Sandy 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hitchin, SG4 9BU. The nearest is Highbury Infant School and Nursery, approximately 140 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hitchin, SG4 9BU. The nearest is Hitchin Girls' School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hitchin Girls' School 420 yards
    
Hitchin Boys' School 700 yards
    
The Priory School 1.2 miles
    
The Highfield School 2.1 miles
    
Fearnhill School 2.4 miles
    
The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School 3.2 miles  
The Thomas Alleyne Academy 3.6 miles
    
Barclay Academy 3.7 miles
    
The Knights Templar School 4.6 miles
    
Marriotts School 5.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hitchin, SG4 9BU. The nearest is Hertfordshire Zts Provider, approximately 330 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 Hitchin, SG4 9BU. The nearest is The Vernon Dental Practice, approximately 390 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 5 closest hospitals to Hitchin, SG4 9BU. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pinehill Hospital 0.6 miles
Cygnet Hospital Stevenage 2.8 miles
Lister Hospital 3 miles
Mental Health Service (Lister Hospital) 3 miles
Lister Hospital 3.1 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hitchin, SG4 9BU. The nearest is Shephard & Akay Optometrists, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Shephard & Akay Optometrists 380 yards
Boots-Hitchin 410 yards
Specsavers Opticians 410 yards
Allders Opticians 440 yards
Vision Care 490 yards
David Stern Opticians 2.9 miles
Allders Opticians 2.9 miles
Boots-Letchworth 3 miles
Vision Care 3 miles
Andrew Merry 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.