33,443TOTAL POPULATION
14,641HOUSEHOLDS
8.4%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£31,200AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME

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SR2 POSTCODE REGION

Sunderland (SR2)

The SR2 postcode area is located in the Sunderland postcode town region, within the county of Tyne and Wear, and contains a total of 1034 individual postcodes.

There are 10 electoral wards in the SR2 postcode area, including Peterlee, Seaham, Sunderland which come under the local authority of the Sunderland Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 16% of people in SR2 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 SR2 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


SR2 is a postcode district both covering a large part of the City of Sunderland and small parts of the City of Durham and the Borough of Gateshead in North East England. It has a population of over 77,000.

The postcode district includes most of the city centre recorded in the John Speed map of 1610, as well as areas to the west, south and north of the city centre including Hendon, Millfield, Silksworth, Barnes, South Hylton, St Peter's, Roker, Castletown, Town End Farm, Plains Farm, Ryhope, Whitburn, Seaburn, East Herrington and Houghton-Le-Spring.

SR2 postcode district is located mostly in the City of Sunderland local government district, with a small part covering the City of Durham and a tiny part lying within the Borough of Gateshead. In 2016, SR2 had a population of 73,336. There are 24,535 households in the district with an average household size of 2.9 people.

The main residential areas of SR2 postcode district are Hendon, Roker, Seaburn, East Herrington, Town End Farm, Millfield, Silksworth, Castletown, Houghton-Le-Spring, Rainton Bridge, Plains Farm and Whitburn. There are lots of business areas and shopping areas, such as The Bridges Shopping Centre, Park Lane Centre and Metro Centres, as well as a large industrial estate in the form of the North East Industrial Estate.

SR2 postcode district is served by several transport links such as a number of bus services operated by Go North East and Arriva including the 22, 31, 34, 37, 48 and 98. The postcode district provides excellent road links with the A1231 Sunderland highway providing easy access to other parts of the North East. The nearest railway stations in the area are Sunderland, Seaburn and East Herrington.

SR2 postcode district is a predominantly residential area with a few commercial and industrial areas. It is easy to get around the area using public transport and has a good selection of shops and amenities. It has a diverse population with a wide range of nationalities and is relatively affordable in terms of housing and living costs.


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Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 81%WORKING
  • 19%UNEMPLOYED

19% of people in SR2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 16%AB
  • 53%C2/C2
  • 31%DE

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

ETHNICITY

  • 89%WHITE
  • 11%NON-WHITE

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

SR Postcode Wall Map
SR2Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear

The county of Tyne and Wear

SR2 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 CodeSR2
Postal TownSunderland
MSOA NameSunderland 028
LSOA NameSunderland 028C
CountyTyne and Wear
RegionTyne and Wear
CountryEngland
Local AuthoritySunderland
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

SR2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SR2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Ayres Quay
Bishopwearmouth
Deptford
Grangetown
Hendon
Hillview
Millfield
Ryhope
Ryhope Colliery
Sunderland
Tunstall
Browse Postcodes in SR2

Dig even deeper into the SR2 postcode by clicking on a postcode below:

Click on an outward postal code below for more information about the area. Each 'outward' postcode give you a comprehensive list of all postcodes within the outward code area (SR) and estimated address.

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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