Area Information for Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2SH

Thompson Road in Sunderland is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Southwick ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Sunderland Central. This page combines information for the address Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2SH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SR5 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Sunderland
Ward Southwick
Constituency Sunderland Central
Region North East
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 Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2SH:

Hahnemann Court, Sunderland, SR5 2SQ
Carley Road, Sunderland, SR5 2RY
Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2RZ
Carley Hill Road, Sunderland, SR5 2EX
Chalford Road, Sunderland, SR5 2RX
Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2SD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SR5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2SH 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 Thompson Road, Sunderland 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 8
Semi-Detached 59
Terraced 116
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14
Flat (Converted) 20
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 219
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Thompson Road, Sunderland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 33% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 39
Owned with Mortgage 49
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 33
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 39
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 50
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 2
Total 216

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 92
Two People 60
Three People 26
Four People 26
Five People 10
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 216

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 39
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 86
Total 167

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 Sunderland Central constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 231
Female 244
Total 475

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 28
5-7 14
8-9 17
10-14 28
15 5
16-17 7
18-19 17
20-24 36
25-29 39
30-44 77
45-59 94
60-64 35
65-74 43
75-84 20
85-89 9
90+ 6
Total 475

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SR5 2SH 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 166
Married 120
Divorced 43
Separated 14
Widowed 40
Same Sex 0
Total 383

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 Southwick 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.

Very Good 166
Good 158
Fair 84
Bad 56
Very Bad 11
Total 475

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Thompson Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 43% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 42
Apprenticeship 19
2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 65
1-4 GCSEs 50
No GCSEs 163
Other 13
Total 383

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Thompson Road, Sunderland) 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 98% 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 466
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 4
Pakistani 1
Total 475

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 465
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 5
Total 475

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 SR5 2SH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 338
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 136

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 313
No Religion 124
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 4
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 32
Total 475

Economic Activity Embed This

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 103
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 46
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 32
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 21
Retired 48
Looking After Home or Family 27
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 42
Other 9
Total 348

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 13
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 17
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 4
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 26
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 178

Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2SH is within the Sunderland North policing neighbourhood, under the Northumbria Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Thompson Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Sunderland North
Southwick Police Station
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Below are the details of the closest services to SR5 2SH. 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 SR5 2SH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 13 closest railway stations to Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2SH. The nearest railway station is Seaburn, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Seaburn 0.6 miles
St Peters 1 mile
Sunderland 1.4 miles
East Boldon 1.9 miles
Brockley Whins 3.6 miles
Seaham 6.2 miles
Heworth 6.7 miles
Chester-le-Street 8.7 miles
Manors 9 miles
Newcastle 9.3 miles
Dunston 10 miles
Metrocentre 11 miles
Durham 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2SH. The nearest is Southwick Community Primary School, approximately 300 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Southwick Community Primary School 300 yards
Grange Park Primary School 640 yards
Redby Academy 0.6 miles
St Benet's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School 0.7 miles
English Martyrs' Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School 0.8 miles
Willow Fields Community Primary School 0.9 miles
Seaburn Dene Primary School 0.9 miles
Fulwell Infant School Academy 1 mile
Fulwell Junior School 1 mile
Dame Dorothy Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2SH. The nearest is Monkwearmouth Academy, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Monkwearmouth Academy 1 mile
Red House Academy 1.1 miles
St Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy 1.6 miles
Thornhill Academy 1.8 miles
Castle View Enterprise Academy 2.1 miles
St Aidan's Catholic Academy 2.1 miles
Whitburn Church of England Academy 2.4 miles
Southmoor Academy 2.4 miles
Boldon School 2.8 miles
South Shields School 2.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2SH. The nearest is Bridge View Medical Group, approximately 650 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 Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2SH. The nearest is mydentist, Newcastle Road, Sunderland, approximately 600 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 10 closest hospitals to Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2SH. The nearest is Sunderland Psychological Wellbeing Service, approximately 640 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 2SH. The nearest is Doyles Opticians, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Doyles Opticians 540 yards
See Optical Company LLP 0.6 miles
Buckingham & Hickson 0.7 miles
Tesco Opticians 0.8 miles
Mr A W Winlow 0.9 miles
Boots-Sunderland - High St West 1.2 miles
Concept Eye Clinic 1.2 miles
Mr A W Winlow 1.3 miles
Vision Express 1.3 miles
Boots Opticians 1.3 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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