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Newcastle Upon Tyne (NE38)

The NE38 postcode area is located in the Newcastle Upon Tyne postcode town region, within the county of Tyne and Wear, and contains a total of 867 individual postcodes.

There are 23 electoral wards in the NE38 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 Gateshead Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 18% of people in NE38 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 NE38 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The NE38 postcode is located in the Newcastle upon Tyne district of North East England, and covers the areas of Washington, Birtley, and Fatfield. Washington is a historic small town with a population of around 30,000, near the River Wear, and is home to several parks and nature reserves. Birtley is a mostly residential area, with a population of around 8,000, located near the River Tyne, the National Trust and Northumberland National Park. Lastly, Fatfield is a village of around 4,000 people located east of Washington. It is notable for its Victorian architecture, greenbelt views and historic buildings.

In the NE38 postcode there are a variety of different amenities available for keen shoppers. As well as a selection of larger stores like Tesco that provide all the usual items, there is the historic Washington Central shopping centre which acts as the main hub of the region. The centre houses over 30 different stores with a wide variety of clothing, household goods, foodstuffs and other products. There are also several retail parks in the postcode, such as the Dalton Park Outlet, which houses numerous shops under one roof, and Galleries Shopping Centre, a large outlet with a range of specialised stores.

The NE38 postcode area also benefits from having good transport links. The A1 and A19 roads provide direct access to nearby towns and cities such as Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle city centre. Washington railway station links the region to major cities all over the North East, as well as selected national services. Newcastle International Airport is also located within the postcode, providing flights to a variety of global destinations.

The postcode also provides residents with a range of leisure and recreational activities. Washington Water Park, located at the centre of Washington, includes a number of outdoor swimming pools and leisure facilities, as well as a number of high ropes and climbing frames. Fatfield Cricket Club, located on the outskirts of the village, is popular for its cricket and football matches. There is also a large selection of different public parks in the area, many of which boast historic landscapes and mature woodlands.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 89%WORKING

11% of people in NE38 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 18%AB
  • 55%C2/C2
  • 27%DE

According to census records, 18% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 97%WHITE

97% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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NE38Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear

The county of Tyne and Wear

NE38 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 CodeNE38
Postal TownNewcastle Upon Tyne
MSOA NameGateshead 026
LSOA NameGateshead 026C
CountyTyne and Wear
RegionTyne and Wear
Local AuthorityGateshead
Area ClassificationUnclassified

NE38 Electoral Wards

The postal region of NE38, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

North Hylton
Washington Village
West Herrington
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