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Newcastle Upon Tyne (NE28)

The NE28 postcode area is located in the Newcastle Upon Tyne postcode town region, within the county of Tyne and Wear, and contains a total of 1319 individual postcodes.

There are 9 electoral wards in the NE28 postcode area, including Alnwick, Ashington, Bamburgh, Bedlington, Belford, Blaydon-On-Tyne, Blyth, Boldon Colliery, Chathill, Choppington, Corbridge, Cramlington, East Boldon, Gateshead, Haltwhistle, Hebburn, Hexham, Jarrow, Morpeth, Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Shields, Prudhoe, Riding Mill, Rowlands Gill, Ryton, Seahouses, South Shields, Stocksfield, Wallsend, Washington, Whitley Bay, Wooler, Wylam which come under the local authority of the North Tyneside Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 11% of people in NE28 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 NE28 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The NE28 postcode is located in the historic East end of the River Tyne in the Newcastle upon Tyne district of North East England. It encompasses the southern coastline of the River Tyne, stretching from Jarrow in the west, to Wallsend in the east, up to the estuary of North Shields. It covers an area of approximately 25 square miles and includes the towns of North Shields, Wallsend, Willington Quay, Howdon, Walker, Battle Hill, and the villages of East Howdon and West Allotment.

The NE28 postcode is home to a diverse range of businesses and industries. It has a thriving business community, including Jarrow Brewery, the glass manufacturer Pilkingtons, and the car maker Nissan. It is also a popular residential suburb, hosting the Rising Sun Country Park and Rockcliffe Estates. The area is also served by excellent transport links, with excellent connections to the A19, A1068 and A1 highways, as well as nearby metro stations.

The NE28 is home to a selection of educational institutions, from primary schools such as Chirton First School and Wallsend Jubilee Primary School, to secondary schools such as St. Peter's, St. Joseph's and St Andrew's College. It is also home to the University of Northumbria's City Campus.

The NE28 postcode boasts a rich cultural heritage, reflected in local museums such as Discovery Museum, Laing Art Gallery, and Segedunum Roman Fort, as well as many local public houses and leisure facilities. The area is host to a variety of parks and green spaces, from Northumberland Park to Recreation Ground, where community events such as park run, which take place every Sunday.

Northumberland Park is particularly popular with locals, as it provides excellent coastal walks, and wildlife spotting, and is a popular spot for dog walkers. It has a thriving music scene, with the Sage Gateshead Venue hosting national and international acts. The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is also located in the area, home to interactive arts and culture experiences. The North Shields Fish Quay has also been a focal point of local activity, host to seafood restaurants, pubs, shops, galleries and much more.

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  • 87%WORKING

13% of people in NE28 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 11%AB
  • 55%C2/C2
  • 34%DE

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


  • 95%WHITE

95% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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NE28Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear

The county of Tyne and Wear

NE28 is located in the county of Tyne and Wear, in England.

Tyne and Wear has a total population of 1,128,800, making it the 16th largest county in the UK.

Tyne and Wear has a total area of 210 square miles, and a population density of 2090 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Tyne and Wear Postal Town Map
Outward CodeNE28
Postal TownNewcastle Upon Tyne
MSOA NameNorth Tyneside 028
LSOA NameNorth Tyneside 028C
CountyTyne and Wear
RegionTyne and Wear
Local AuthorityNorth Tyneside
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

NE28 Electoral Wards

The postal region of NE28, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Battle Hill
Billy Mill
Holy Cross
New York
West Allotment
West Chirton
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