Area Information for Hitchin, SG5 1QR
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.
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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||8|
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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||49|
|Rented: From Council||12|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||16|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||62|
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.
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.
|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|
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).
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||1|
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
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||24|
|Middle East or Asia||34|
|North America or Caribbean||2|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||37|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||15|
|Looking After Home or Family||8|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||6|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||9|
|Accommodation and Food||20|
|Information and Communication||25|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||11|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||29|
|Public Administration and Defence||13|
|HealthInc. Social Work||23|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||5|
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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near SG5 1QR|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
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.
|Letchworth Garden City||2.7 miles|
|Luton Airport Parkway||7.6 miles|
|Ashwell & Morden||8.8 miles|
|Harlington (Bedfordshire)||9.5 miles|
|Welwyn North||9.6 miles|
|Welwyn Garden City||11 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.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy||540 yards||
|St Andrew's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Hitchin||750 yards||
|Highbury Infant School and Nursery||half a mile||
|Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School||0.6 miles||
|Strathmore Infant and Nursery School||0.6 miles||
|William Ransom Primary School||0.7 miles||
|Oughton Primary and Nursery School||0.8 miles||
|Our Lady Catholic Primary School||0.8 miles||
|Whitehill Junior School||0.9 miles||
|Highover Junior Mixed and Infant School||0.9 miles||
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.
|Regal Chambers Surgery||150 yards|
|Bancroft Medical Centre - Courtenay House||300 yards|
|Bancroft Medical Centre - Orford Lodge||350 yards|
|The Portmill Surgery||530 yards|
|Hertfordshire Zts Provider||550 yards|
|The Sollershott Surgery||2.4 miles|
|The Nevells Road Surgery||2.7 miles|
|The Garden City Surgery||2.8 miles|
|Birchwood Surgery||2.9 miles|
|The Symonds Green Health Centre||3.6 miles|
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.
|Essential Dental||270 yards|
|Hitchin Dental||290 yards|
|Cranfield Dental Care||390 yards|
|Orthoclinique Hitchin||390 yards|
|The Vernon Dental Practice||470 yards|
|Hitchin Dental Practice||630 yards|
|Hitchin Dental Care||710 yards|
|Granhed Mr L & Turner Mrs T||720 yards|
|Old Park Dental Practice||790 yards|
|Bucklersbury Dental Studio||half a mile|
Listed here are the 5 closest hospitals to Hitchin, SG5 1QR. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 0.5 miles away.
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hitchin, SG5 1QR. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 450 yards away.
|Allders Opticians||450 yards|
|Vision Care||550 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||650 yards|
|Shephard & Akay Optometrists||670 yards|
|David Stern Opticians||2.6 miles|
|Allders Opticians||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.