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Sunderland (SR3)

The SR3 postcode area is located in the Sunderland postcode town region, within the county of Tyne and Wear, and contains a total of 1077 individual postcodes.

There are 21 electoral wards in the SR3 postcode area, including Peterlee, Seaham, Sunderland which come under the local authority of the Sunderland Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 14% of people in SR3 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 SR3 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The SR3 postcode is located in the East of Sunderland, a district of the city of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear in the North East of England. It stretches from the edge of the Monkwearmouth area down to the Wearside industrial estate, and then along the south side of the Tyne. It is primarily residential with the area being populated by various types of housing, including private and council-owned homes. The area could be considered largely working class, with many of the residents working in nearby industries, with some low-level service sectors present too. SR3 links to both the A19 and A1231 which provide easy access to neighbouring cities such as Newcastle and Durham. The postcode is located close to the St Peter's area, a vibrant commercial and residential district, with various shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes.

The SR3 postcode is served by two local Primary Schools, St Lukes and St Ignatius, with a secondary school, St Aidan's, located towards the south of the postcode. The nearest hospital is City Hospital Sunderland which is located on the edge of the area. The postcode is located close to the Monkwearmouth railway station, which provides direct services to Newcastle and Middlesbrough, as well as indirect services to London and beyond.

The area provides a variety of recreation activities such as local parks and sports centres with nearby attractions including the National Glass Centre, and St Peter's Church. The area has good public transport links both in and out of the city with regular bus services including the Number 1 and the Number 12 which run between Sunderland City Centre and the SR3 postcode. Additionally, the Metro runs from Sunderland Station East up to South Shields nearby. Finally, the nearby park-and-ride can provide easy access to Sunderland city centre.

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  • 86%WORKING

14% of people in SR3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 14%AB
  • 52%C2/C2
  • 34%DE

According to census records, 14% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 96%WHITE

96% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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SR3Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear

The county of Tyne and Wear

SR3 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 CodeSR3
Postal TownSunderland
MSOA NameSunderland 031
LSOA NameSunderland 031B
CountyTyne and Wear
RegionTyne and Wear
Local AuthoritySunderland
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

SR3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SR3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Ayres Quay
Doxford Park
East Herrington
Hasting Hill
Middle Herrington
New Silksworth
South Hylton
Stony Gate
Thorney Close
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