Area Information for Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FH

Walsworth Road in Hitchin is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Hitchin Bearton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FH, 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 9FH.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority North Hertfordshire
Ward Hitchin Bearton
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 Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FH:

Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9SX
Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FJ
Burton Gardens, Hitchin, SG4 9FF
Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9SY
Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FG
Benslow Rise, Hitchin, SG4 9QX

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 Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FH 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 15 property sales in Walsworth 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 Walsworth 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 7
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 76
Flat (Purpose-Built) 102
Flat (Converted) 38
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 238
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Walsworth Road, Hitchin contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 34% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 32
Owned with Mortgage 76
Shared Ownership 6
Rented: From Council 8
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 29
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 72
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 1
Total 229

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 115
Two People 65
Three People 26
Four People 14
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 2
Total 229

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 78
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 69
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 40
Total 217

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 52% male.

Male 227
Female 209
Total 436

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 27
5-7 10
8-9 3
10-14 13
15 4
16-17 4
18-19 12
20-24 39
25-29 96
30-44 144
45-59 58
60-64 6
65-74 9
75-84 6
85-89 3
90+ 2
Total 436

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SG4 9FH there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 53% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 233
Married 98
Divorced 31
Separated 9
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 379

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 225
Good 164
Fair 37
Bad 9
Very Bad 1
Total 436

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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) 172
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 47
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 53
No GCSEs or Equivalent 30
Other 24
Total 379

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 73% 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 317
Mixed Ethnicity 22
Indian 33
Pakistani 6
Bangladeshi 17
Chinese 2
Other Asian 19
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 10
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 2
Total 436

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 343
Wales 4
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 23
Other 56
Total 436

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 9FH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 349
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 22
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 49

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 161
No Religion 163
Buddhist 6
Hindu 7
Jewish 0
Muslim 26
Sikh 36
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 36
Total 436

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hitchin Bearton ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 60% 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 220
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 35
Self Employed 42
Unemployed 22
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 4
Total 368

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 1
Manufacturing 15
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 20
RetailInc. Wholesale 53
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 17
Accommodation and Food 20
Information and Communication 21
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 33
Administration 17
Public Administration and Defence 19
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 29
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 18
Total 303

Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FH 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 April 2020, 54 crimes were reported within half a mile of SG4 9FH.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 54 crimes committed near Walsworth Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Hitchin Urban
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Below are the details of the closest services to SG4 9FH. 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 9FH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 19 closest railway stations to Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FH. The nearest railway station is Hitchin, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin 230 yards
Letchworth Garden City 2.5 miles
Stevenage 4.3 miles
Baldock 4.4 miles
Arlesey 5.1 miles
Knebworth 6.8 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 7.8 miles
Luton 8 miles
Ashwell & Morden 8.6 miles
Leagrave 8.8 miles
Biggleswade 9.1 miles
Watton-at-Stone 9.1 miles
Welwyn North 9.5 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 9.8 miles
Harpenden 11 miles
Flitwick 11 miles
Welwyn Garden City 11 miles
Sandy 12 miles
Royston 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FH. The nearest is St Andrew's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Hitchin, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Andrew's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Hitchin 280 yards
William Ransom Primary School 800 yards
Highbury Infant School and Nursery 0.5 miles
Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy 0.6 miles
Highover Junior Mixed and Infant School 0.7 miles
Mary Exton Primary School 0.7 miles
Whitehill Junior School 0.8 miles
Purwell Primary School 0.8 miles
Strathmore Infant and Nursery School 0.8 miles
Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FH. The nearest is Hitchin Girls' School, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hitchin Girls' School 630 yards
Hitchin Boys' School 0.5 miles
The Priory School 1 mile
The Highfield School 1.5 miles
Fearnhill School 1.8 miles
The 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 miles
Pix Brook Academy 4.7 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FH. The nearest is Regal Chambers Surgery, approximately 730 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 Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FH. The nearest is Hitchin Dental Practice, approximately 480 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 Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FH. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pinehill Hospital 390 yards
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 Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FH. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 820 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 820 yards
Vision Care 0.5 miles
Boots-Hitchin 0.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.6 miles
Shephard & Akay Optometrists 0.6 miles
David Stern Opticians 2.3 miles
Allders Opticians 2.4 miles
Boots-Letchworth 2.4 miles
Vision Care 2.5 miles
Andrew Merry 2.5 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 9FH

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 10 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 63.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.7Mbps
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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