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Blakelaw is an electoral ward situated in the West End of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in North East England.The population of the ward is 11,186, Which is 4.6% of the city's population. Car ownership in the area is 50.6% this is lower than the city average of 54.7%. House prices in this area average at £114,000 Feb '07.

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[edit] Education

The ward has one Nursery, Willow Avenue Community Nursery and three primary schools: Hilton Primary School on Hilton Avenue, Thomas Walling, and English Martyrs' RC.

[edit] Recreation and leisure

Blakelaw Neighbourhood Centre houses a library which is also used as a community centre. Open green space in the ward are Blakelaw Park and Tavern sports ground.

[edit] Boundary

The boundary of Blakelaw ward begins at the A1 junction with the Woolsington Bypass and Ponteland Road. It heads south-west along the A1 to the Stamdfordham Road junction and south to Slatyford Lane bus depot. The boundary joins Silver Lonnen and continues down to Netherby Drive and Fenham Hall Drive. It heads north up Wingrove Road North to Ponteland Road where it continues back to the starting point of the A1 junction.

[edit] Charts and tables

Age group Number
Under 16 2,529
16-24 1,216
25-44 3,097
45-64 2,568
65-74 983
75+ 782


Ethnicity Number  %
White 10,475 93.5
Afro-Caribbean 15 0.1
South Asian 575 5.1
Chinese 30 0.3
Other 102 0.9

The ward has 4,882 housing spaces of which 3.2% are vacant this is lower than the city average of 5.3%. Owner occupied property stands at 52% slightly lower than the city average of 53.3%. The properties are as follows.

Property type Number  %
Detached 231 4.7
Seni-detached 2,470 50.7
Terraced 1,169 24
Flats 1,005 20.6
Other 0 0

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