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Darlington (DL3)

The DL3 postcode area is located in the Darlington postcode town region, within the county of Durham, and contains a total of 1525 individual postcodes.

There are 14 electoral wards in the DL3 postcode area, including Barnard Castle, Bedale, Bishop Auckland, Catterick Garrison, Crook, Darlington, Ferryhill, Hawes, Leyburn, Newton Aycliffe, Northallerton, Richmond, Shildon, Spennymoor which come under the local authority of the Darlington Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 21% of people in DL3 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of DL3 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.



  • 89%WORKING

11% of people in DL3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 21%AB
  • 53%C2/C2
  • 26%DE

According to census records, 21% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 94%WHITE

94% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Durham

DL3 is located in the county of Durham, in England.

Durham has a total population of 0, making it the largest county in the UK.

Durham has a total area of square miles, and a population density of people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Durham Postal Town Map
Outward CodeDL3
Postal TownDarlington
MSOA NameDarlington 002
LSOA NameDarlington 002C
Local AuthorityDarlington
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

DL3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of DL3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Archdeacon Newton
Beaumont Hill
Coatham Mundeville
Harrowgate Hill
Harrowgate Village
Rise Carr
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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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MASS graves could be introduced if local death services become inundated with bodies during the coronavirus outbreak, experts have warned.

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THE Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus he has this morning confirmed.

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POLITICAL leaders in the North-East have written to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps warning the regional bus network is in danger of collapse without urgent Government financial assistance.

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock tests positive for coronavirus

THE Health Secretary Matt Hancock has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolation.

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ENTERPRISING schools have joined forces to support the NHS in its fight against coronavirus by donating hundreds of items of equipment from their science departments.

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Coronavirus death toll rises by almost 200 overnight

The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus has drastically increased by almost 200 overnight.

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