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Sunderland (SR6)

The SR6 postcode area is located in the Sunderland postcode town region, within the county of Tyne and Wear, and contains a total of 905 individual postcodes.

There are 16 electoral wards in the SR6 postcode area, including Peterlee, Seaham, Sunderland which come under the local authority of the Sunderland Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 25% of people in SR6 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 SR6 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

SR6 postcode can be found in the Sunderland district of Tyne and Wear in the North East of England. It covers the areas of Ryhope, Seaham, Murton, East Herrington and Shiney Row. It is a mainly residential area and has an approximate population of 15,600 people. It has an excellent public transport network with good links to hubs in Newcastle, Leeds, Durham and beyond.

One of its highlight sightseeing attractions is the Ryhope Engine Museum which sits in the heart of this postcode area and offers an insight into how the industrial revolution shaped the area. There is also the fantastic 'Herrington Country Park' where families can enjoy a range of activities and events. Seaham Hall, a five-star hotel, spa and golf course is also situated in this postcode.

The SR6 postcode is also to home to many schools including Dyke House Sports College, Seaview Primary School, St Mary's Catholic Comprehensive School and Shiney Row Primary School. It is also the home of Sunderland University.

There are plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants as well as places to shop for all the essentials in the SR6 postcode. This has a diverse range of retail parks, supermarkets, chemists, banks and post offices, and local businesses which all serve the local community.

Seaham Harbour is in the postcode and is one of the oldest and most historic harbours in the North East of England. It is a popular spot with residents and visitors to the area as the fleet of fishing vessels frequently come in with a daily catch.

Finally, this area is home to the wonderful Sunderland International Airshow which features plane displays, stalls, live music and military displays from around the world. This is much loved by the residents and visitors to the area and is a hugely popular event in these parts.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 89%WORKING

11% of people in SR6 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 25%AB
  • 55%C2/C2
  • 20%DE

According to census records, 25% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 95%WHITE

95% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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SR6Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear

The county of Tyne and Wear

SR6 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 CodeSR6
Postal TownSunderland
MSOA NameSunderland 006
LSOA NameSunderland 006F
CountyTyne and Wear
RegionTyne and Wear
Local AuthoritySunderland
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

SR6 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SR6, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Carley Hill
Cleadon Park
High Southwick
Horsley Hill
Marley Pots
South Bents
Whitburn Colliery
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D.A, Sunderland

Monday, November 6, 2023

Lovely friendly people. Good public transport on your door step. Beautiful coastline, parks, and restaurants. Around Good quality lifestyle.

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