Area Information for Hitchin, SG5 1QR

This postcode 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 Hitchin, SG5 1QR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SG5 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 January 1995. 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 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 Hitchin, SG5 1QR:

Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QW
Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QS
Fells Close, Hitchin, SG5 1PQ
Whinbush Road, Hitchin, SG5 1PG
Bancroft, Hitchin, SG5 1LF
Whinbush Road, Hitchin, SG5 1PY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SG5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Hitchin, SG5 1QR 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 2
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 77
Flat (Purpose-Built) 72
Flat (Converted) 22
Residence in Commercial Building 8
Total 194
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing 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 19
Owned with Mortgage 49
Shared Ownership 7
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 16
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 62
Rented: Other 8
Rent Free 5
Total 178

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 70
Two People 64
Three People 29
Four People 9
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 178

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 53
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 51
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 28
Total 154

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around SG5 1QR however is predominantly male (56%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 208
Female 162
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 18
5-7 5
8-9 4
10-14 11
15 2
16-17 6
18-19 2
20-24 37
25-29 70
30-44 118
45-59 60
60-64 6
65-74 23
75-84 8
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 370

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG5 1QR 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 181
Married 93
Divorced 30
Separated 15
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 330

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 193
Good 131
Fair 40
Bad 5
Very Bad 1
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) 147
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 53
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 30
No GCSEs or Equivalent 32
Other 26
Total 330

Ethnic Group Embed This

Hitchin can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 70% so.

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 258
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 27
Pakistani 8
Bangladeshi 16
Chinese 9
Other Asian 19
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 10
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 7
Total 370

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Hitchin), 70% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 258
Wales 5
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 23
Other 74
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 SG5 1QR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 274
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 24
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 34
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 37

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 137
No Religion 142
Buddhist 3
Hindu 8
Jewish 1
Muslim 28
Sikh 23
Other Religion 6
Not Stated 22
Total 370

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 - 53% 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 171
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 23
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 24
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 10
Total 322

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 19
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 20
Information and Communication 25
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 29
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 24
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 240

Hitchin, SG5 1QR 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 SG5 1QR
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 SG5 1QR. 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 SG5 1QR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 18 closest railway stations to Hitchin, SG5 1QR. The nearest railway station is Hitchin, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin 810 yards
Letchworth Garden City 2.7 miles
Stevenage 4.6 miles
Baldock 4.6 miles
Arlesey 5.1 miles
Knebworth 7 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 7.6 miles
Luton 7.7 miles
Leagrave 8.5 miles
Ashwell & Morden 8.8 miles
Biggleswade 9.1 miles
Watton-at-Stone 9.4 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 9.5 miles
Welwyn North 9.6 miles
Flitwick 11 miles
Harpenden 11 miles
Welwyn Garden City 11 miles
Sandy 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hitchin, SG5 1QR. The nearest is Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy, approximately 540 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hitchin, SG5 1QR. The nearest is Hitchin Boys' School, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hitchin Boys' School 410 yards
    
Hitchin Girls' School 730 yards
    
The Priory School 0.7 miles
    
The Highfield School 1.8 miles
    
Fearnhill School 2 miles
    
The John Henry Newman Catholic School 3.5 miles
    
The Thomas Alleyne Academy 3.9 miles
    
Barclay Academy 4 miles
    
The Knights Templar School 4.3 miles
    
Pix Brook Academy 4.8 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hitchin, SG5 1QR. The nearest is Regal Chambers Surgery, approximately 150 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, SG5 1QR. The nearest is Essential Dental, approximately 270 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, SG5 1QR. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pinehill Hospital 0.5 miles
Cygnet Hospital Stevenage 3.1 miles
Lister Hospital 3.3 miles
Mental Health Service (Lister Hospital) 3.3 miles
Lister Hospital 3.4 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hitchin, SG5 1QR. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 450 yards
Vision Care 550 yards
Boots-Hitchin 650 yards
Specsavers Opticians 650 yards
Shephard & Akay Optometrists 670 yards
David Stern Opticians 2.6 miles
Allders Opticians 2.6 miles
Boots-Letchworth 2.6 miles
Vision Care 2.7 miles
Andrew Merry 2.7 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.