Area Information for Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SD

Civic Centre in Sunderland is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the St Michael's ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Sunderland Central. This page combines information for the address Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SD, 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 St Michael's
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 Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SD:

Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SJ
Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SH
Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SG
Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SF
Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SB
Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SA

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 Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SD 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 Civic Centre, Sunderland 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 0
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 116
Flat (Converted) 4
Total 128
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Civic Centre, Sunderland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 86% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4
Owned with Mortgage 0
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 48
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 61
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rent Free 2
Total 127

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 90
Two People 33
Three People 3
Four People 0
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 19
Total 35

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 44% male.

Male 74
Female 96
Total 170

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around SR5 9SD has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 66% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 5
5-7 1
8-9 0
10-14 2
15 1
16-17 0
18-19 1
20-24 2
25-29 2
30-44 15
45-59 14
60-64 15
65-74 48
75-84 47
85-89 12
90+ 5
Total 170

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SR5 9SD the number widowed residents is high - 25% 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 39
Married 50
Divorced 23
Separated 7
Widowed 42
Same Sex 0
Total 161

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 St Michael's ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (35%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 24
Good 35
Fair 69
Bad 29
Very Bad 13
Total 170

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Civic Centre and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 72% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into 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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 7
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 8
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 7
No GCSEs or Equivalent 116
Other 4
Total 161

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 159
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Black African 5
Other 3
Total 170

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 157
Wales 2
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 10
Total 170

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 9SD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 100
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 67

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 132
No Religion 19
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 10
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 8
Total 170

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St Michael's ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 53% 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 13
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2
Retired 51
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 6
Total 97

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 1
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 6
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 2
HealthInc. Social Work 1
Total 20

Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SD is within the Sunderland Central policing neighbourhood, under the Northumbria Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2020, 228 crimes were reported within half a mile of SR5 9SD.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 228 crimes committed near Civic Centre
Neighbourhood Team Address Sunderland Central
Gillbridge Avenue Police Station
Gillbridge Avenue
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Below are the details of the closest services to SR5 9SD. 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 9SD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 10 closest railway stations to Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SD. The nearest railway station is Sunderland, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Sunderland 510 yards
Seaham 4.8 miles
Heworth 7.7 miles
Chester-le-Street 8.4 miles
Manors 11 miles
Horden 11 miles
Newcastle 11 miles
Dunston 11 miles
Durham 12 miles
MetroCentre 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SD. The nearest is Hudson Road Primary School, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hudson Road Primary School 630 yards
Valley Road Academy 0.6 miles
St Mary's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School 0.7 miles
Richard Avenue Primary School 0.9 miles
Dame Dorothy Primary School 1 mile
Hill View Junior Academy 1 mile
Grangetown Primary School 1.1 miles
Barnes Infant Academy 1.1 miles
Diamond Hall Junior Academy 1.2 miles
St Joseph's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Sunderland 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SD. The nearest is St Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy 640 yards
Thornhill Academy 860 yards
St Aidan's Catholic Academy 0.6 miles
Southmoor Academy 0.8 miles
Venerable Bede Church of England Academy 1.9 miles
Sandhill View Academy 2.1 miles
Monkwearmouth Academy 2.4 miles
Red House Academy 2.5 miles
Farringdon Community Academy 2.7 miles
Castle View Enterprise Academy 2.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SD. The nearest is Park Lane Practice, approximately 150 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 Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SD. The nearest is Mr F Ansari-Ardabili & Associates, approximately 240 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 Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SD. The nearest is Sunderland Eye Infirmary, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR5 9SD. The nearest is K B & R L Gardner, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
K B & R L Gardner 460 yards
VisionPlus Limited 490 yards
Boots Opticians 540 yards
Vision Express 590 yards
D J Casey 610 yards
Concept Eye Clinic 700 yards
Boots-Sunderland - High St West 720 yards
Tesco Opticians 1 mile
Mr A W Winlow 1 mile
Buckingham & Hickson 1.2 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.