Area Information for Old Hale Way, Hitchin, SG5 1XR

Old Hale Way 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 Old Hale Way, Hitchin, SG5 1XR, 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 1XR.

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 Old Hale Way, Hitchin, SG5 1XR:

Lammas Mead, Hitchin, SG5 1YD
Strathmore Avenue, Hitchin, SG5 1SU
Old Hale Way, Hitchin, SG5 1XL
Old Hale Way, Hitchin, SG5 1XS
Heathfield Road, Hitchin, SG5 1SX
The Mead, Hitchin, SG5 1XZ

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 Old Hale Way, Hitchin, SG5 1XR 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 38 property sales in Old Hale 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 Old Hale 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 10
Semi-Detached 77
Terraced 36
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 138
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 52% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 39
Owned with Mortgage 70
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 17
Rent Free 1
Total 135

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 33
Two People 39
Three People 21
Four People 28
Five People 9
Six People 3
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 38
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 36
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 109

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 52% male.

Gender
Male 187
Female 176
Total 363

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 21
5-7 20
8-9 9
10-14 29
15 6
16-17 8
18-19 11
20-24 22
25-29 17
30-44 86
45-59 78
60-64 19
65-74 18
75-84 15
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 363

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG5 1XR 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 87
Married 149
Divorced 21
Separated 9
Widowed 12
Same Sex 0
Total 278

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 186
Good 131
Fair 34
Bad 10
Very Bad 2
Total 363

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) 94
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 60
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 35
No GCSEs or Equivalent 33
Other 9
Total 278

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 76% 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 276
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 24
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 4
Other Asian 13
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 8
Other 6
Total 363

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 291
Wales 4
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 16
Other 46
Total 363

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 1XR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 289
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 42

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 191
No Religion 109
Buddhist 5
Hindu 10
Jewish 1
Muslim 12
Sikh 17
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 363

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hitchin Bearton ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 15% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 112
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 39
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 24
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 259

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
Manufacturing 20
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 38
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 199

Old Hale Way, Hitchin, SG5 1XR 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 Old Hale 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 SG5 1XR. 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 1XR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 18 closest railway stations to Old Hale Way, Hitchin, SG5 1XR. The nearest railway station is Hitchin, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin 0.8 miles
Letchworth Garden City 2.5 miles
Baldock 4.4 miles
Arlesey 4.5 miles
Stevenage 5.1 miles
Knebworth 7.6 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 7.9 miles
Luton 8 miles
Biggleswade 8.6 miles
Leagrave 8.6 miles
Ashwell & Morden 8.6 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 9.3 miles
Flitwick 9.7 miles
Watton-at-Stone 9.9 miles
Welwyn North 11 miles
Harpenden 11 miles
Sandy 12 miles
Welwyn Garden City 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Old Hale Way, Hitchin, SG5 1XR. The nearest is Strathmore Infant and Nursery School, approximately 100 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Old Hale Way, Hitchin, SG5 1XR. The nearest is The Priory School, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Priory School 400 yards
    
Hitchin Boys' School 0.7 miles
    
Hitchin Girls' School 1 mile
    
The Highfield School 1.6 miles
    
Fearnhill School 1.7 miles
    
The John Henry Newman Catholic School 4 miles
    
The Knights Templar School 4.1 miles
    
The Thomas Alleyne Academy 4.4 miles
    
Pix Brook Academy 4.4 miles  
Barclay Academy 4.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Old Hale Way, Hitchin, SG5 1XR. The nearest is Regal Chambers Surgery, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Old Hale Way, Hitchin, SG5 1XR. The nearest is Essential Dental, approximately 0.7 miles 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 Old Hale Way, Hitchin, SG5 1XR. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Old Hale Way, Hitchin, SG5 1XR. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 0.8 miles
Vision Care 0.8 miles
Boots-Hitchin 0.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.9 miles
Shephard & Akay Optometrists 0.9 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 SG5 1XR

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 26 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 87.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 13.4Mbps
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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