Area Information for Sunderland, SR5 2SJ

This postcode 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 Sunderland, SR5 2SJ, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 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 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 Sunderland, SR5 2SJ:

Clarendon Square, Sunderland, SR5 2NP
Manx Square, Sunderland, SR5 2NR
Fenwick Close, Sunderland, SR5 2AH
Erin Square, Sunderland, SR5 2QA
Lichfield Road, Sunderland, SR5 2NW
Bardolph Drive, Sunderland, SR5 2EL

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 Sunderland, SR5 2SJ 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 Sunderland 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 12
Semi-Detached 67
Terraced 17
Flat (Purpose-Built) 31
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 127
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Sunderland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 73% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 7
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 62
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 28
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 124

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 60
Two People 42
Three People 10
Four People 7
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 124

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 3
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 40
Total 77

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 47% male.

Gender
Male 112
Female 124
Total 236

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 10
5-7 3
8-9 1
10-14 11
15 3
16-17 4
18-19 5
20-24 17
25-29 12
30-44 40
45-59 49
60-64 19
65-74 32
75-84 24
85-89 2
90+ 4
Total 236

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SR5 2SJ 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 84
Married 71
Divorced 17
Separated 8
Widowed 28
Same Sex 0
Total 208

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 (57%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 60
Good 74
Fair 50
Bad 35
Very Bad 17
Total 236

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

SR5 2SJ and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 57% 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) 8
Apprenticeship 12
2+ A Levels 4
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 27
1-4 GCSEs 27
No GCSEs 118
Other 12
Total 208

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 231
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Chinese 1
Black African 2
Total 236

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 225
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 2
Other 4
Total 236

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 2SJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 137
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 2
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 95

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 156
No Religion 59
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 20
Total 236

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Southwick ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 31
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 36
Other 7
Total 178

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 5
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 8
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 63

Sunderland, SR5 2SJ 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 SR5 2SJ
Neighbourhood Team Address Sunderland North
Southwick Police Station
Church Bank
Southwick
Sunderland
SR5 2DU
Force Website: http://www.northumbria.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 SR5 2SJ. 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 2SJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 12 closest railway stations to Sunderland, SR5 2SJ. The nearest railway station is Seaburn, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Seaburn half a mile
St Peters 1.1 miles
Sunderland 1.6 miles
East Boldon 1.7 miles
Brockley Whins 3.4 miles
Seaham 6.3 miles
Heworth 6.5 miles
Chester-le-Street 8.7 miles
Manors 8.8 miles
Newcastle 9.2 miles
Dunston 9.8 miles
Metrocentre 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sunderland, SR5 2SJ. The nearest is Southwick Community Primary School, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Southwick Community Primary School 380 yards
    
Grange Park Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Redby Academy 0.7 miles
    
Willow Fields Community Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Benet's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School 0.8 miles
    
English Martyrs' Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Seaburn Dene Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Fulwell Infant School Academy 0.9 miles
    
Fulwell Junior School 0.9 miles
    
Dame Dorothy Primary School 1.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sunderland, SR5 2SJ. The nearest is Monkwearmouth Academy, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Monkwearmouth Academy 0.9 miles
    
Red House Academy 1 mile
    
St Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy 1.8 miles
    
Thornhill Academy 2 miles  
Castle View Enterprise Academy 2 miles
    
Whitburn Church of England Academy 2.3 miles
    
St Aidan's Catholic Academy 2.3 miles
    
Boldon School 2.6 miles
    
Southmoor Academy 2.6 miles
    
South Shields School 2.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sunderland, SR5 2SJ. The nearest is Bridge View Medical Group, approximately 850 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 Sunderland, SR5 2SJ. The nearest is mydentist, Newcastle Road, Sunderland, approximately 720 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 Sunderland, SR5 2SJ. The nearest is Sunderland Psychological Wellbeing Service, approximately 790 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Sunderland, SR5 2SJ. The nearest is Doyles Opticians, approximately 790 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Doyles Opticians 790 yards
See Optical Company LLP 0.6 miles
Buckingham & Hickson 0.7 miles
Tesco Opticians 1 mile
Mr A W Winlow 1.1 miles
Mr A W Winlow 1.4 miles
Boots-Sunderland - High St West 1.4 miles
Concept Eye Clinic 1.4 miles
Vision Express 1.5 miles
Boots Opticians 1.5 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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