Area Information for Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QS

Nightingale 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 Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QS, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for SG5 1QS.

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 Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QS:

Ickleford Road, Hitchin, SG5 1TF
Grove Road, Hitchin, SG5 1SD
Bunyan Road, Hitchin, SG5 1NL
Bancroft, Hitchin, SG5 1LF
Ickleford Road, Hitchin, SG5 1TJ
Grove Road, Hitchin, SG5 1JX

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 Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QS 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 9 property sales in Nightingale 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 Nightingale Road, Hitchin consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 6
Semi-Detached 29
Terraced 73
Flat (Purpose-Built) 16
Flat (Converted) 12
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 137
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Nightingale Road, Hitchin contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 33% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 60
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 40
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 37
Two People 57
Three People 18
Four People 7
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
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 56
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 38
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 111

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 48% male.

Male 131
Female 141
Total 272

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 5
8-9 5
10-14 9
15 2
16-17 1
18-19 2
20-24 14
25-29 31
30-44 113
45-59 46
60-64 6
65-74 12
75-84 5
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 272

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG5 1QS 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 121
Married 74
Divorced 25
Separated 6
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 232

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 164
Good 88
Fair 15
Bad 4
Very Bad 1
Total 272

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Nightingale Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 56% 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) 131
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 22
Other 15
Total 232

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% 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 237
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 3
Bangladeshi 10
Chinese 3
Other Asian 3
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 4
Total 272

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 209
Wales 8
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 18
Other 29
Total 272

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 1QS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 225
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 25
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 10

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 119
No Religion 106
Buddhist 1
Hindu 2
Jewish 4
Muslim 10
Sikh 7
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 23
Total 272

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 - 67% 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 150
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 16
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6
Retired 12
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 3
Total 225

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 15
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 20
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 21
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 19
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 189

Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QS 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 May 2020, 77 crimes were reported within half a mile of SG5 1QS.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 77 crimes committed near Nightingale Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to SG5 1QS. 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 1QS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 18 closest railway stations to Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QS. The nearest railway station is Hitchin, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin 840 yards
Letchworth Garden City 2.7 miles
Baldock 4.6 miles
Stevenage 4.6 miles
Arlesey 5 miles
Knebworth 7.1 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) 9.4 miles
Welwyn North 9.7 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 Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QS. The nearest is Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy, approximately 500 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QS. The nearest is Hitchin Boys' School, approximately 430 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hitchin Boys' School 430 yards
Hitchin Girls' School 810 yards
The Priory School 0.7 miles
The Highfield School 1.7 miles
Fearnhill School 1.9 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 Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QS. The nearest is Regal Chambers Surgery, approximately 160 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 Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QS. The nearest is Essential Dental, approximately 300 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 8 closest hospitals to Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QS. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QS. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 520 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 520 yards
Vision Care 590 yards
Boots-Hitchin 710 yards
Specsavers Opticians 710 yards
Shephard & Akay Optometrists 730 yards
David Stern Opticians 2.5 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.