NE postcode area
Postcode district boundaries:
|Newcastle upon Tyne postcode area|
|Postcode area name||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Statistics as at February 2012|
The NE postcode area, also known as the Newcastle upon Tyne postcode area, is a group of 61 geographic postcode districts for post towns: 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 and Wylam in England. It is the largest of its kind in North East England which has other areas: SR, TS, DL, DH and part of TD. It incorporates the Tyneside area of Tyne and Wear, as well as most of Northumberland (apart from the Berwick area in the far north). In 2011 it had a census return population of 1,162,976 therefore was the UK's fifth most populous. It has seven non-geographic postcode districts. The geographic series is consecutive but NE50 to NE59 do not exist; numbering then goes from NE60 upwards to reach parts of northern Northumberland.
The original NE postal district spanned 1858 to 1866 for northeast London, abolished along with the S postcode, which later became the Sheffield postcode area; parts were transferred to the N and E districts, while others were removed from the London postal district altogether.
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:
|Postcode district||Post town||Coverage||Local authority area|
|NE1||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||City Centre||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE2||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Jesmond, Spital Tongues||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE3||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Gosforth, Fawdon, Kingston Park, Great Park (East)||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE4||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Fenham, Westgate, Wingrove||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE5||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Westerhope, Newcastle West||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE6||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Walker, Byker, Heaton||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE7||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||High Heaton, Benton||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE9||GATESHEAD||Low Fell, Springwell||Gateshead, Sunderland|
|NE10||GATESHEAD||Felling, Leam Lane, Pelaw, Bill Quay||Gateshead|
|NE11||GATESHEAD||Dunston, Metro Centre, Team Valley, Kibblesworth||Gateshead|
|NE12||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Killingworth, Longbenton||North Tyneside|
|NE13||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Airport, Wideopen, Dinnington, Great Park (West), Woolsington||Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside|
|NE15||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Lemington, Throckley, Newburn, Scotswood||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE16||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Whickham, Sunniside, Burnopfield||Gateshead, County Durham|
|NE17||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Chopwell, Western Chopwell Wood||Gateshead, Northumberland ( lead cottages, Chopwell )|
|NE18||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Stamfordham||Northumberland|
|NE19||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Byrness, Otterburn||Northumberland|
|NE20||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Ponteland||Northumberland|
|NE22||BEDLINGTON||Bedlington, Hartford Bridge||Northumberland|
|NE24||BLYTH||Blyth, Newsham, Cowpen, Cambois||Northumberland|
|NE25||WHITLEY BAY||Monkseaton, Earsdon, New Hartley, Holywell, Seaton Delaval||North Tyneside, Northumberland|
|NE26||WHITLEY BAY||Whitley Bay, Seaton Sluice||North Tyneside, Northumberland|
|NE27||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Shiremoor, West Allotment, Backworth, Holystone, Murton Village||North Tyneside|
|NE28||WALLSEND||Battle Hill, Willington, Wallsend, North Tyne Tunnel||North Tyneside|
|NE29||NORTH SHIELDS||North Shields, Royal Quays, Billy Mill, New York||North Tyneside|
|NE30||NORTH SHIELDS||Marden, Tynemouth, Cullercoats||North Tyneside|
|NE32||JARROW||Jarrow, Fellgate, South Tyne Tunnel||South Tyneside|
|NE33||SOUTH SHIELDS||Town Centre, Deans, High Shields||South Tyneside|
|NE34||SOUTH SHIELDS||Harton, Horsley Hill, Marsden, Simonside, Brockley Whins||South Tyneside|
|NE35||BOLDON COLLIERY||Boldon Colliery||South Tyneside|
|NE36||EAST BOLDON||East Boldon, West Boldon||South Tyneside|
|NE37||WASHINGTON||Usworth, Sulgrave, Albany||Sunderland|
|NE38||WASHINGTON||Town Centre, Oxclose, Fatfield, Harraton||Sunderland|
|NE39||ROWLANDS GILL||Rowlands Gill, High Spen, Hamsterley Mill, Eastern Chopwell Wood||Gateshead, County Durham|
|NE40||RYTON||Ryton, Crawcrook, Greenside||Gateshead|
|NE44||RIDING MILL||Riding Mill, Broomhaugh||Northumberland|
|NE61||MORPETH||Morpeth, Tranwell, Clifton, Hepscott, Mitford||Northumberland|
|NE62||CHOPPINGTON||Scotland Gate, Guidepost, Stakeford, West Sleekburn, Bomarsund||Northumberland|
|NE82||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||BT Group||non-geographic|
|NE83||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||BT Group||non-geographic|
|NE85||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Spark Response Ltd||non-geographic|
|NE88||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||HM Revenue and Customs (Child Benefit Centre)||non-geographic|
|NE92||GATESHEAD||Department for Work and Pensions (Earlsway)||non-geographic|
|NE98||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Department for Work and Pensions (Central Office)||non-geographic|
|NE99||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Locked boxes (Head Post Office)||non-geographic|
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