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People in Cities (Newcastle)

Look at population and changes with Newcastle City
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Mark Rollins

on 16 December 2010

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Newcastle People in cities Byker:-1960’s rows of terrace housing. Built for people who worked in Port.(Industrial)
Poor amenities, by 1960’s fallen into state of poor repair.
New housing scheme Byker Wall……rehoused, many moved from inner city to new council estates.
Controversial, now large numbers social housing.
lowest employment (30%), high number houses rented (58%), highest level of people with no qualification. 30% long term illness Jesmond Dene:-Was built to house owners and managers of factory workers. Richer people built large family houses.
Open spaces of Jesmond Dene(Park).
Later 20th century large house taken over by commercial (eg solicitors) dentists, some sub-let to students (studentification) and many upgraded (gentrification).
Mainly white ethnic group, second highest employment, but largest student population(35%) hence also high level qualification 4/5 (47%) almost double other areas. Gosfoth (Castle)As Newcastle grew, it absorbed surrounding towns and villages (Conurbations).
Much of area, middle class, wealthy commuters, but also areas for miners.(Council housing).
2000 some greenbelt areas allowed to be developed, development of science park Sage- software company.
Middle class earners. Highest employment area (44%). Range of qualified people, most people own house(50% mortgaged). Longhorsely:-Rural are north of Newcastle, large open spaces, 1950’s successful farming community only 500 inhabitants.
Now all farms gone, farm building still used by farmers from beyond village.
Now many commuters and non-agricultural workers live there.
Number of estates of large private housing has been built housing commuters and retired (highest level of retired 16%) and self-employed people 16%). High level of qualification and 43% own house. Wingove:-It lies to the west of the city centre, and is bounded on the north and east by a large area of open land known as the Town Moor.
The area has an ethnically mixed population, and is also home to a large number of students.
The population 14.4 per cent belonged to an ethnic minority, more than twice the average for Newcastle as a whole. Of persons age 16-74, 52.3 per cent were defined as economically active, compared with 58.5 per cent for the city as a whole.
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