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Hull (HU6)

The HU6 postcode area is located in the Hull postcode town region, within the county of Yorkshire, and contains a total of 805 individual postcodes.

There are 4 electoral wards in the HU6 postcode area, including Beverley, Brough, Cottingham, Hessle, Hornsea, Hull, North Ferriby, Withernsea which come under the local authority of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 11% of people in HU6 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 HU6 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The HU6 postcode covers the areas of the city of Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire in northern England. It is a group of postcodes that covers much of the west side of Hull, including the areas of Orchard Park, Bransholme, Kingswood and Welton.

HU6 is mainly a residential area, mainly comprising of terraced housing and low-rise flats. It has a population of 24,719 according to the 2011 census, with 5,087 households. The proportion of households in the area who rent from a local authority or housing association is 27.2%, higher than the average for East Riding of Yorkshire. The most common types of employment were manufacturing and retail.

The area is served by the bus services run by East Yorkshire Motor Services, including the 20, 98 and 99 routes, all of which link HU6 to the city centre, providing access to the area's shops, entertainment and services. The East Yorkshire Railway opended a 3.8 mile branch line in 1901 connecting the Junction to Beverley and Hull, which operated until 1992. The nearest railway station is Hull Paragon, which is about 4.5 miles away from HU6.

Education is provided by the local schools in the area, such as Kingswood Academy, Malet Lambert School and Bransholme Primary School. In terms of leisure, there are a variety of sports clubs and leisure centres including football, cricket, hockey, sailing, golf, fishing and bowls. The area is home to the Hull City Council Sports Village, which has a pool, gym and other facilities.

The area also has two local neighbourhood policing teams, Orchard park and Bransholme, who work together to tackle anti-social behaviour and provide crime prevention advice. They also provide a wide range of other services, such as victim support and domestic violence support.

Residents of HU6 are able to access a variety of services from the local hospital, Hull Royal Infirmary, which is located nearby. The area is home to many national retailers such as Asda and Tesco, as well as convenience stores, pubs, cafes and takeaways.

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  • 78%WORKING

22% of people in HU6 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 11%AB
  • 51%C2/C2
  • 39%DE

According to census records, 11% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 89%WHITE
  • 11%NON-WHITE

89% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Yorkshire

HU6 is located in the county of Yorkshire, in England.

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

Yorkshire 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.

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Outward CodeHU6
Postal TownHull
MSOA NameEast Riding of Yorkshire 023
LSOA NameEast Riding of Yorkshire 023A
Local AuthorityEast Riding of Yorkshire
Area ClassificationLargely Rural (rural including hub towns 50-79%)

HU6 Electoral Wards

The postal region of HU6, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

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