Information about the NE17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district NE17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about NE17 is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. The figures are representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses.

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Housing Types

Housing Types
Detached 672
Semi-Detached 538
Terraced 1695
Flat (Purpose-Built) 56
Flat (Converted) 10
Residence in Commercial Building 15
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 2989

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 918
Owned with Mortgage 961
Shared Ownership 5
Rented: From Council 352
Rented: Other Social 119
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 376
Rented: Other 29
Rent Free 36
Total 2796

Housing Occupancy 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 912
Two People 1011
Three People 435
Four People 316
Five People 84
Six People 24
Seven People 8
8+ People 6
Total 2796

Social Grade

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 429
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 599
C2 - Skilled manual workers 428
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 607
Total 2063

Gender Back to Top

Male 3072
Female 3148
Total 6220

Age Groups 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
0-4 387
5-7 196
8-9 117
10-14 333
15 69
16-17 156
18-19 152
20-24 297
25-29 343
30-44 1255
45-59 1398
60-64 431
65-74 581
75-84 372
85-89 92
90+ 41
Total 6220

Relationship Status Back to Top

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 1581
Married 2459
Divorced 504
Separated 135
Widowed 417
Same Sex 22
Total 5118

Health 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.

Very Good 2708
Good 2037
Fair 949
Bad 415
Very Bad 111
Total 6220

Education & Qualifications Back to Top

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.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 1330
Apprenticeship 201
2+ A Levels 547
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 883
1-4 GCSEs 704
No GCSEs 1267
Other 186
Total 5118

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 6124
Mixed Ethnicity 24
Indian 2
Pakistani 28
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 8
Other Asian 6
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 12
Total 6220

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 5928
Wales 23
Scotland 101
Northern Ireland 15
Republic of Ireland 10
European Union 47
Other 96
Total 6220

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 4761
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 29
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 15
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 17
None 1406

Religion Back to Top

Christian 4048
No Religion 1696
Buddhist 12
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 26
Sikh 15
Other Religion 51
Not Stated 371
Total 6220

Economic Activity

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 1769
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 637
Self Employed 396
Unemployed 226
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 302
Retired 735
Looking After Home or Family 174
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 293
Other 81
Total 4613

Employment Industry 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 35
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 265
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 20
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 27
Construction 239
RetailInc. Wholesale 444
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 130
Accommodation and Food 136
Information and Communication 75
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 72
Real Estate 46
Professional, Scientific and Technical 142
Administration 121
Public Administration and Defence 212
Education 281
HealthInc. Social Work 502
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 136
Total 2892