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Newcastle Upon Tyne (NE71)

The NE71 postcode area is located in the Newcastle Upon Tyne postcode town region, within the county of Northumberland, and contains a total of 205 individual postcodes.

There are 36 electoral wards in the NE71 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 Northumberland Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 16% of people in NE71 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 NE71 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The NE71 postcode is a postcode in the Newcastle upon Tyne district of the United Kingdom. It can be found in the North East of England and covers parts of the towns of Hexham, Prudhoe and Stocksfield, as well as the spurs of the Tyne Valley and the North Pennines.

Covering an area of approximately 108.5 square miles (281 square kilometres), the NE71 postcode includes a variety of different geographical features. Alongside homes and businesses, it features rolling hills, dense forests and winding rivers. At the highest points, stunning views can be achieved across the Northumberland National Park and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The postcode is one of the most desirable places for those seeking to find a balance between the hustle and bustle of the city and the tranquility of rural life. Therefore, many people choose to live in the area, commute to nearby cities, or often both, to achieve the desired high-quality lifestyle. This existence is aided by an extensive number of local amenities, including pubs, cafes, village shops, supermarkets and theatres, as well as excellent schooling and sporting facilities.

The postcode is home to the Beamish Wild animal park and adventure park. Here, both adults and children can enjoy a range of activities that include zip wires, rope courses, rafting and adventure parks. The area also enjoys nearby walking, cycling and horse-riding trails, as well as a variety of sports centres.

The NE71 postcode is also home to a variety of businesses, such as manufacturing, agricultural and research companies. Many of the businesses in the area are connected to the Matfen Brewery, which produces a wide range of delicious ales. Other businesses are recent additions, such as the popular Beamish Museum, which portrays the history and life of local people living in the area.

The area also enjoys local events such as the Durham County Show, which is staged each year at the Durham County Showground. The town of Hexham hosts the Hexham Book Festival and the Hexham Christmas Festival, both of which are popular with the local community, while other annual events celebrated in the area include the Stocksfield Show and the Prudhoe Christmas Festival.

Regardless of the nature of their visit, those who come to the NE71 postcode can always count on warm hospitality and a true representation of country charm.

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  • 93%WORKING

7% of people in NE71 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 16%AB
  • 58%C2/C2
  • 27%DE

According to census records, 16% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 98%WHITE

98% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Northumberland

NE71 is located in the county of Northumberland, in England.

Northumberland has a total population of 316,000, making it the 44th largest county in the UK.

Northumberland has a total area of 1936 square miles, and a population density of 63 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Northumberland Postal Town Map
Outward CodeNE71
Postal TownNewcastle Upon Tyne
MSOA NameNorthumberland 003
LSOA NameNorthumberland 003F
Local AuthorityNorthumberland
Area ClassificationUnclassified

NE71 Electoral Wards

The postal region of NE71, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Bowmont Water
East Horton
East Learmouth
East Lilburn
Ford Hill
Haugh Head
Middleton Hall
North Middleton
South Middleton
West Flodden
West Horton
Wooler Water
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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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