Area Information for Willoughby Way, Hitchin, SG4 9LW

Willoughby Way 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 Willoughby Way, Hitchin, SG4 9LW, 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 9LW.

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 Willoughby Way, Hitchin, SG4 9LW:

Walnut Close, Hitchin, SG4 9HH
Whitegale Close, Hitchin, SG4 9LP
Orlando Close, Hitchin, SG4 9LF
Whitehill Road, Hitchin, SG4 9HS
The Beeches, Hitchin, SG4 9HU
Willoughby Way, Hitchin, SG4 9LN

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 Willoughby Way, Hitchin, SG4 9LW 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 4 property sales in Willoughby Way 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 Willoughby Way, Hitchin consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 22
Semi-Detached 96
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 126
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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 68
Owned with Mortgage 50
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 126

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 18
Two People 55
Three People 21
Four People 25
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 126

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 37
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 83

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 162
Female 165
Total 327

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 19
5-7 15
8-9 3
10-14 19
15 8
16-17 13
18-19 3
20-24 11
25-29 7
30-44 63
45-59 66
60-64 25
65-74 51
75-84 22
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 327

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG4 9LW 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 50
Married 188
Divorced 15
Separated 1
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 263

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 176
Good 111
Fair 31
Bad 5
Very Bad 4
Total 327

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) 119
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 23
Other 4
Total 263

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 307
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 8
Chinese 5
Other Asian 1
Black Caribbean 1
Total 327

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 299
Wales 1
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 3
Other 13
Total 327

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 9LW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 291
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 32

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 218
No Religion 76
Buddhist 3
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 5
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 22
Total 327

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hitchin Highbury 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 91
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 63
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 0
Total 239

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 2
Manufacturing 12
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 27
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 145

Willoughby Way, Hitchin, SG4 9LW 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 February 2020, 34 crimes were reported within half a mile of SG4 9LW.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 34 crimes committed near Willoughby Way
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 9LW. 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 9LW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 17 closest railway stations to Willoughby Way, Hitchin, SG4 9LW. The nearest railway station is Hitchin, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin 0.7 miles
Letchworth Garden City 3 miles
Stevenage 3.8 miles
Baldock 4.8 miles
Arlesey 5.7 miles
Knebworth 6.3 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 7.4 miles
Luton 7.6 miles
Leagrave 8.6 miles
Watton-at-Stone 8.7 miles
Welwyn North 8.9 miles
Ashwell & Morden 9 miles
Harpenden 9.6 miles
Biggleswade 9.7 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 9.9 miles
Welwyn Garden City 11 miles
Flitwick 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Willoughby Way, Hitchin, SG4 9LW. The nearest is Whitehill Junior School, approximately 300 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Willoughby Way, Hitchin, SG4 9LW. The nearest is Hitchin Girls' School, approximately 570 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hitchin Girls' School 570 yards
    
Hitchin Boys' School 0.7 miles
    
The Priory School 1.5 miles
    
The Highfield School 2 miles
    
Fearnhill School 2.4 miles
    
The John Henry Newman Catholic School 2.8 miles
    
The Thomas Alleyne Academy 3.2 miles
    
Barclay Academy 3.3 miles
    
The Knights Templar School 4.4 miles
    
Marriotts School 4.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Willoughby Way, Hitchin, SG4 9LW. The nearest is The Portmill Surgery, approximately half a mile 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 Willoughby Way, Hitchin, SG4 9LW. The nearest is Hitchin Dental Centre, approximately 520 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 Willoughby Way, Hitchin, SG4 9LW. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 830 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pinehill Hospital 830 yards
Cygnet Hospital Stevenage 2.5 miles
Lister Hospital 2.6 miles
Mental Health Service (Lister Hospital) 2.6 miles
Lister Hospital 2.7 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Willoughby Way, Hitchin, SG4 9LW. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 0.6 miles
Shephard & Akay Optometrists 0.6 miles
Boots-Hitchin 0.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.6 miles
Vision Care 0.6 miles
David Stern Opticians 2.8 miles
Allders Opticians 2.9 miles
Boots-Letchworth 2.9 miles
Vision Care 2.9 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.


 

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Broadband in SG4 9LW

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 11 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 108.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.7Mbps
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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