A case study in urban geography

This is an urban geography case study of selected residential areas in Newcastle upon Tyne.  The content is aimed at Geography students, particularly those studying for A-level, SQA Higher or similar pre-degree level courses.

Image: Bridges on the Tyne looking from the Baltic gallery towards the Newcastle side of the river.
Bridges on the Tyne from the Baltic gallery towards Newcastle.


Google map: View the locations of the selected residential areas on a larger Google map.

For each residential area postcode links are provided to take you to maps and data for that area.  You can build up your own profile for each area based on the characteristics you select.  You can also easily compare these areas to other urban areas in England and Wales using postcodes for those areas.

  • Bing map – OS maps plus aerial images, bird’s eye and street views.
  • Geograph grid square – photographs for each and every OS kilometre square.
  • Nomis ward profile – labour market statistics from the ONS (population and employment).
  • StreetCheck summary – uses Land Registry and other data, best for housing characteristics and prices.

About this site, including using the site and using the images: https://newcastleareas.wordpress.com/about/about-this-site/

This site was reformatted to improve readability on a range of electronic devices in February 2017.

Nomis Ward profile and StreetCheck links were added to this site 20th May 2017.