Area Information for Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9SY

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 9SY, 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 9SY.

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 9SY:

Burton Gardens, Hitchin, SG4 9FF
Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FG
Benslow Rise, Hitchin, SG4 9QX
Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9SX
Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9FH
Trevor Road, Hitchin, SG4 9TA

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 9SY 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 92 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

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 14
Semi-Detached 24
Terraced 80
Flat (Purpose-Built) 65
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 195
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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) - 39% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 39
Owned with Mortgage 60
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 11
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 72
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 5
Total 189

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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 66
Two People 75
Three People 25
Four People 17
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 189

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 68
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 54
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 162

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.

Male 192
Female 200
Total 392

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 32
5-7 7
8-9 10
10-14 16
15 3
16-17 8
18-19 4
20-24 27
25-29 56
30-44 108
45-59 68
60-64 14
65-74 17
75-84 16
85-89 5
90+ 1
Total 392

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG4 9SY 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 148
Married 119
Divorced 34
Separated 14
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 324

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 237
Good 111
Fair 32
Bad 9
Very Bad 3
Total 392

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Walsworth Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 54% 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) 176
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 46
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 25
Other 15
Total 324

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 86% 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 339
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Indian 10
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 2
Other Asian 10
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 3
Other 2
Total 392

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 330
Wales 5
Scotland 15
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 9
Other 27
Total 392

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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 9SY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 342
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 13
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 25

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 167
No Religion 164
Buddhist 2
Hindu 5
Jewish 0
Muslim 15
Sikh 10
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 29
Total 392

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 - 55% 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 166
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 38
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 8
Total 302

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 15
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 17
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 26
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 20
Education 26
HealthInc. Social Work 28
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 20
Total 238

Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9SY 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 Walsworth Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Hitchin Urban
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Below are the details of the closest services to SG4 9SY. 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 9SY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 19 closest railway stations to Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9SY. The nearest railway station is Hitchin, approximately 260 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin 260 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 7.9 miles
Ashwell & Morden 8.6 miles
Leagrave 8.8 miles
Watton-at-Stone 9.1 miles
Biggleswade 9.2 miles
Welwyn North 9.4 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 9SY. The nearest is St Andrew's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Hitchin, approximately 180 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Andrew's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Hitchin 180 yards
William Ransom Primary School 710 yards
Highbury Infant School and Nursery half a mile
Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy 0.7 miles
Highover Junior Mixed and Infant School 0.7 miles
Mary Exton Primary School 0.7 miles
Whitehill Junior School 0.7 miles
Purwell Primary School 0.8 miles
Strathmore Infant and Nursery School 0.9 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 9SY. The nearest is Hitchin Girls' School, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hitchin Girls' School 550 yards
Hitchin Boys' School 0.5 miles
The Priory School 1 mile
The Highfield School 1.6 miles
Fearnhill School 1.9 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 4.8 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9SY. The nearest is The Portmill Surgery, approximately 760 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 9SY. The nearest is Hitchin Dental Practice, 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 5 closest hospitals to Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9SY. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pinehill Hospital 310 yards
Cygnet Hospital Stevenage 2.7 miles
Lister Hospital 3 miles
Mental Health Service (Lister Hospital) 3 miles
Lister Hospital 3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9SY. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 800 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 2.4 miles
Allders Opticians 2.4 miles
Boots-Letchworth 2.5 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 9SY

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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 25 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 61.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 14.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast 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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