Area Information for Hitchin, SG5 3TX

This postcode in Hitchin is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Cadwell ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Hitchin, SG5 3TX, 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 June 1998. 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 Cadwell
Constituency Hitchin and Harpenden
Region Eastern
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Hitchin, SG5 3TX 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

The area containing Hitchin consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 84
Semi-Detached 36
Terraced 17
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 3
Caravan/Park/Temporary 13
Total 157
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 80
Owned with Mortgage 44
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 17
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 3
Total 153

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 46
Two People 62
Three People 20
Four People 16
Five People 8
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 153

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 47
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 102

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 167
Female 173
Total 340

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 14
5-7 8
8-9 6
10-14 18
15 3
16-17 11
18-19 5
20-24 12
25-29 9
30-44 53
45-59 84
60-64 40
65-74 42
75-84 31
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 340

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG5 3TX 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 68
Married 160
Divorced 34
Separated 5
Widowed 22
Same Sex 2
Total 291

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 154
Good 132
Fair 49
Bad 3
Very Bad 2
Total 340

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 127
Apprenticeship 11
2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs 36
No GCSEs 43
Other 8
Total 291

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Hitchin) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 96% 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 326
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 3
Chinese 3
Other Asian 2
Black Caribbean 1
Total 340

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 311
Wales 0
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 6
Other 12
Total 340

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 3TX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 295
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 39

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 205
No Religion 107
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 3
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 23
Total 340

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Cadwell ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 98
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 45
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 59
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 3
Total 256

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 6
Manufacturing 25
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 174

Hitchin, SG5 3TX 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.

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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near SG5 3TX
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Below are the details of the closest services to SG5 3TX. 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 3TX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Hitchin, SG5 3TX. The nearest railway station is Letchworth, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Letchworth 2.1 miles
Hitchin 2.1 miles
Arlesey 3 miles
Baldock 3.9 miles
Stevenage 6.4 miles
Biggleswade 7.1 miles
Ashwell & Morden 7.9 miles
Knebworth 8.9 miles
Luton 9.1 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 9.2 miles
Flitwick 9.4 miles
Leagrave 9.4 miles
Harlington (Beds) 9.4 miles
Sandy 9.8 miles
Watton-at-Stone 12 miles
Welwyn North 12 miles
Royston 12 miles
Millbrook (Beds) 12 miles
Stewartby 12 miles
Harpenden 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hitchin, SG5 3TX. The nearest is Ickleford Primary School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ickleford Primary School 0.8 miles
Our Lady Catholic Primary School 1.3 miles
Strathmore Infant and Nursery School 1.5 miles
Icknield Infant and Nursery School 1.5 miles
Wilbury Junior School 1.6 miles
Fairfield Park Lower School 1.7 miles
St Thomas More Roman Catholic Primary School 1.8 miles
Highover Junior Mixed and Infant School 1.9 miles
Oughton Primary and Nursery School 1.9 miles
Stonehill School 2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hitchin, SG5 3TX. The nearest is Fearnhill School, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Fearnhill School 1.3 miles
The Priory School 1.4 miles
The Highfield School 1.8 miles
Hitchin Boys' School 2.2 miles
Hitchin Girls' School 2.4 miles
The Knights Templar School 3.7 miles
Samuel Whitbread Academy 4.1 miles
The John Henry Newman Catholic School 5.1 miles
The Thomas Alleyne School 5.5 miles
Barclay Academy 5.6 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hitchin, SG5 3TX. The nearest is The Nevells Road Surgery, approximately 2 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 Hitchin, SG5 3TX. The nearest is Herts Community NHS Trust, approximately 2 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 4 closest hospitals to Hitchin, SG5 3TX. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pinehill Hospital 2.3 miles
Cygnet Hospital Stevenage 4.6 miles
Lister Hospital 4.9 miles
Luton and Dunstable Hospital 11 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hitchin, SG5 3TX. The nearest is David Stern Opticians, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
David Stern Opticians 2.1 miles
Allders Opticians 2.1 miles
Vision Care 2.1 miles
Boots-Letchworth 2.2 miles
Andrew Merry 2.2 miles
Allders Opticians 2.3 miles
Vision Care 2.3 miles
Boots-Hitchin 2.4 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.4 miles
Shephard & Akay Optometrists 2.4 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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