Area Information for Stephenson Square, Peterlee, SR8 3AQ

Stephenson Square in Peterlee is in the North East region of England. The postcode is within the Easington ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Easington. This page combines information for the address Stephenson Square, Peterlee, SR8 3AQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SR8 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for SR8 3AQ.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority County Durham
Ward Easington
Constituency Easington
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 Stephenson Square, Peterlee, SR8 3AQ:

Washington Square, Peterlee, SR8 3AH
Passfield Square, Peterlee, SR8 3AG
North Crescent, Peterlee, SR8 3EG
North Crescent, Peterlee, SR8 3EQ
Grange Avenue, Peterlee, SR8 3EH
Craig Terrace, Peterlee, SR8 3AJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SR8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Stephenson Square, Peterlee, SR8 3AQ 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

We have found 3 property sales in Stephenson Square since the beginning of 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 Stephenson Square, Peterlee 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 7
Semi-Detached 50
Terraced 58
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 115
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Stephenson Square, Peterlee contains a higher than average level of social housing - 50% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 29
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 31
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 26
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 115

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 44
Two People 37
Three People 18
Four People 12
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 115

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 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 29
Total 66

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 Easington constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 123
Female 117
Total 240

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 8
5-7 10
8-9 6
10-14 15
15 5
16-17 4
18-19 6
20-24 10
25-29 9
30-44 42
45-59 45
60-64 14
65-74 34
75-84 29
85-89 1
90+ 2
Total 240

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SR8 3AQ 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 58
Married 93
Divorced 23
Separated 5
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 196

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 Easington ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (63%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 92
Good 59
Fair 65
Bad 18
Very Bad 6
Total 240

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Stephenson Square and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 49% 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) 16
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 96
Other 14
Total 196

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Stephenson Square, Peterlee) 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 236
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Other Asian 1
Total 240

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 234
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 1
Total 240

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 SR8 3AQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 152
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 0
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 84

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 195
No Religion 33
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 10
Total 240

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Easington ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 23% 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 46
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 38
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 22
Other 7
Total 164

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 1
Manufacturing 13
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 8
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 74

Stephenson Square, Peterlee, SR8 3AQ is within the Easington / Grants Houses policing neighbourhood, under the Durham 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 Stephenson Square
Neighbourhood Team Address Easington / Grants Houses
37 Glebe Terrace
Easington
County Durham
SR8 3DH
Force Website: https://www.durham.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 SR8 3AQ. 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 SR8 3AQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Stephenson Square, Peterlee, SR8 3AQ. The nearest railway station is Horden, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Horden 2.4 miles
Seaham 3.7 miles
Sunderland 8.5 miles
Hartlepool 8.8 miles
Durham 9.3 miles
Chester-le-Street 11 miles
Seaton Carew 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Stephenson Square, Peterlee, SR8 3AQ. The nearest is Easington CofE Primary School, approximately 760 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Easington CofE Primary School 760 yards
    
Easington Colliery Primary School 790 yards
    
Acre Rigg Academy 1.2 miles
    
Acre Rigg Infant School 1.2 miles
    
Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary 1.2 miles
    
Seascape Primary School 1.6 miles
    
Howletch Lane Primary School 1.7 miles
    
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School 1.8 miles
    
Shotton Primary School 2.1 miles
    
Cotsford Primary School 2.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Stephenson Square, Peterlee, SR8 3AQ. The nearest is Easington Academy, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Easington Academy 460 yards
    
St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School and Byron College 1.8 miles
    
Dene Academy 2.1 miles  
The Academy at Shotton Hall 2.4 miles
    
Wellfield School 3.8 miles
    
Seaham High School 3.9 miles
    
Hetton School 5.1 miles
    
Kepier 6.3 miles
    
Venerable Bede Church of England Academy 6.5 miles
    
St Hild's Church of England Voluntary Aided School 6.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Stephenson Square, Peterlee, SR8 3AQ. The nearest is Healthworks Medical Centre, approximately 0.5 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 Stephenson Square, Peterlee, SR8 3AQ. The nearest is Wentworth Dental Practice, approximately 0.9 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 8 closest hospitals to Stephenson Square, Peterlee, SR8 3AQ. The nearest is Pch - Peterlee Community Hospital, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Stephenson Square, Peterlee, SR8 3AQ. The nearest is Asda Opticians, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Asda Opticians 1.7 miles
Sight Ltd 1.8 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.8 miles
Haikings, K C 1.8 miles
Gibson, G K 2 miles
Hedley, T M 2.7 miles
RJ Naisbitt Optometry 3 miles
Seaham Plus Ltd 3.7 miles
Anthony Haig Limited 3.7 miles
Thompson Opticians Ltd 3.7 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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Broadband in SR8 3AQ

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 42.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 72.3Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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