Area Information for Hitchin, SG5 9BP

This postcode in Hitchin is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Hitchin Highbury ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Hitchin, SG5 9BP, 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 March 2012. 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 Highbury
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 9BP 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 flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 3
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 11
Flat (Purpose-Built) 67
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 29
Total 114
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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) - 34% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 31
Owned with Mortgage 15
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 33
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 4
Total 100

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 53
Two People 30
Three People 12
Four People 4
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 100

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 23
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 6
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 67

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Hitchin Highbury ward however contains significantly more women than average (59%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 94
Female 136
Total 230

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 4
5-7 1
8-9 0
10-14 6
15 2
16-17 3
18-19 4
20-24 9
25-29 29
30-44 51
45-59 28
60-64 3
65-74 9
75-84 23
85-89 29
90+ 29
Total 230

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SG5 9BP the number widowed residents is high - 29% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 76
Married 53
Divorced 10
Separated 11
Widowed 67
Same Sex 0
Total 217

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.

However, this area of the Hitchin Highbury ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (68%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 73
Good 84
Fair 58
Bad 13
Very Bad 2
Total 230

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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) 78
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs 25
No GCSEs 43
Other 15
Total 217

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 199
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 6
Chinese 2
Other Asian 2
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 7
Total 230

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 192
Wales 4
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 9
Other 19
Total 230

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 9BP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 153
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 58

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 57
Buddhist 0
Hindu 7
Jewish 1
Muslim 6
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 20
Total 230

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hitchin Highbury ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 59% 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 80
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 10
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5
Retired 8
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 5
Total 136

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 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 105

Hitchin, SG5 9BP 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 9BP
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 9BP. 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 9BP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 18 closest railway stations to Hitchin, SG5 9BP. The nearest railway station is Hitchin, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hitchin 0.6 miles
Letchworth 2.9 miles
Stevenage 4.4 miles
Baldock 4.8 miles
Arlesey 5.3 miles
Knebworth 6.8 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 7.4 miles
Luton 7.5 miles
Leagrave 8.3 miles
Ashwell & Morden 9.1 miles
Watton-at-Stone 9.3 miles
Harlington (Beds) 9.4 miles
Biggleswade 9.4 miles
Welwyn North 9.4 miles
Harpenden 9.8 miles
Flitwick 11 miles
Welwyn Garden City 11 miles
Sandy 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hitchin, SG5 9BP. The nearest is Highbury Infant School and Nursery, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Highbury Infant School and Nursery 500 yards
    
Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy 680 yards
    
Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School 790 yards
    
St Andrew's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Hitchin 870 yards
    
Whitehill Junior School 0.7 miles
    
William Ransom Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Oughton Primary and Nursery School 0.8 miles
    
Strathmore Infant and Nursery School 0.9 miles
    
Our Lady Catholic Primary School 1 mile
    
Mary Exton Primary School 1.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hitchin, SG5 9BP. The nearest is Hitchin Boys' School, approximately 300 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hitchin Boys' School 300 yards
    
Hitchin Girls' School 550 yards
    
The Priory School 1 mile
    
The Highfield School 2 miles
    
Fearnhill School 2.2 miles
    
The John Henry Newman Catholic School 3.4 miles
    
The Thomas Alleyne School 3.8 miles
    
Barclay Academy 3.9 miles  
The Knights Templar School 4.5 miles
    
The Nobel School 5.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hitchin, SG5 9BP. The nearest is Hertfordshire Zts Provider, approximately 90 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 9BP. The nearest is The Vernon Dental Practice, approximately 120 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 4 closest hospitals to Hitchin, SG5 9BP. The nearest is Pinehill Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pinehill Hospital 0.6 miles
Cygnet Hospital Stevenage 3 miles
Lister Hospital 3.2 miles
Luton and Dunstable Hospital 9.3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hitchin, SG5 9BP. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 70 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 70 yards
Vision Care 130 yards
Boots-Hitchin 170 yards
Specsavers Opticians 170 yards
Shephard & Akay Optometrists 190 yards
David Stern Opticians 2.8 miles
Allders Opticians 2.8 miles
Boots-Letchworth 2.9 miles
Vision Care 2.9 miles
Andrew Merry 3 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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