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Nottingham (NG6)

The NG6 postcode area is located in the Nottingham postcode town region, within the county of Nottinghamshire, and contains a total of 970 individual postcodes.

There are 19 electoral wards in the NG6 postcode area, including Grantham, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Sleaford, Southwell, Sutton-In-Ashfield which come under the local authority of the Nottingham Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 11% of people in NG6 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 NG6 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The NG6 postcode is located in England and covers the Nottingham areas of Basford, Bulwell, Bestwood, Broxtowe, Bramcote, Bilborough, Aspley, Beeston, and Strelley. The postcode was first used in the 1980s and is divided into two parts: NG5 0 and NG6 7.

It has two postal districts: Basford and Bulwell. The Basford district covers mainly residential areas such as Mapperley and Highbury Vale. The area also includes Nottingham Forest Football Club, Basford United FC, and the Nottingham Playhouse. The Bulwell district covers majority industrial areas but also includes some residential areas such as Top Valley, Bilborough, Netherfield, Hucknall, and Arnold.

The region is served by various bus routes including trentbarton's purple line. The nearest railway station is Bulwell, which is the terminus of the Nottingham Express Transit's Robin Hood Line. The closest airport is Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, which is around 53 miles away.

Geographically, the postcode area covers 11.1 square miles. The highest point is located near the summit of Three Wheat Crofts Hill, which is around 315 metres high. On average, the postcode area is expected to reach around 100 metres elevation in height.

As of March 2019, NG6 has an estimated population of 39,326 people according to the Office for National Statistics, making it the 374th most populated postcode area in the country at the time. The area also consists of numerous parks and green spaces, such as Bulwell Hall Park, Nottingham Arboretum, Beeston Fields park, and Tom Wood's Nature Reserve.

NG6 is home to several retailers, local amenities and attractions, with the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre being the largest and most popular place to visit. It is anchored by House of Fraser, Debenhams, TK Maxx and H&M. There are also numerous stores including Primark, Boots, Cineworld, and Apple. The postcode also offers a variety of cultures, food, and nightlife, with its many Italian, Indian, Thai, and Chinese restaurants offering a range of international cuisines.

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  • 84%WORKING

16% of people in NG6 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 11%AB
  • 50%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%.


  • 79%WHITE
  • 21%NON-WHITE

79% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Nottinghamshire

NG6 is located in the county of Nottinghamshire, in England.

Nottinghamshire has a total population of 1,136,000, making it the 15th largest county in the UK.

Nottinghamshire has a total area of 834 square miles, and a population density of 526 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Nottinghamshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeNG6
Postal TownNottingham
MSOA NameNottingham 009
LSOA NameNottingham 009D
Local AuthorityNottingham
Area ClassificationUrban with Minor Conurbation

NG6 Electoral Wards

The postal region of NG6, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Bestwood Village
Bulwell Forest
Butler's Hill
Hempshill Vale
Highbury Vale
Old Basford
Rise Park
Top Valley
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