DL13 (Cockfield) area guide

The DL13 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Bishop Auckland, Brotherlee, Butterknowle, Cockfield, Cockton Hill, Copley, Cornriggs, Cornsay, Cowshill, Daddry Shield, Durham, East Blackdene, East Butsfield, East Hedley Hope, Eastgate, Evenwood, Ramshaw and Lands, Frosterley, Hamsterley, Hamsterley and South Bedburn, Hedley Hope, High Wham, Huntshieldford, Ireshopeburn, Lanchester, Lanehead, Low Wham, Lynesack, Rookhope, Satley, Southside, St Johns Chapel, St John's Chapel, Staindrop, Stanhope, Sunniside, Thornley, Tow Law, Tow Law and Stanley, Wearhead, West Blackdene, West Butsfield, Westgate, Wolsingham, Wolsingham and Witton-le-Wear, Woodland.


A Mouseprice property guide for DL13 Cockfield is coming soon. In the meantime, please have a look at the raw data and statistics about DL13 that can be found by click the relevant links on the left hand side.

Old area guide:

The commentary below was written for the mouseprice.com website in 2006, please be aware that the comments below might be out of date. We recommend disregarding these comments in favour of the data that can be found either above or in the other sections of this website.

Market trends:

Darlington propertyThe size of the property market in DL13 is 6608 homes.

Darlington propertyWhen growth averages 14.2% over a 5 year period, as in this postcode district, there are a number of possible explanations, for example that this isa dynamic local economy and housing market. Property price growth in this area has significantly exceeded growth in earnings and the national average house price growth, and so the likelihood of it continuing will be dependent upon price earnings ratio, as well as investment by developers and local authorities in continually upgrading local infrastructure, schools, in addition to the continued strength of the local and national economies and any other economies upon which the area depends.

Darlington propertyOver the last 3 months, the average property value for this postcode district has been £126445.

Darlington propertyPrice earnings ratio is an indicator of the affordability of property for someone on the average salary in the area. Price Earnings Ratio in this postcode district is 6.6.

Darlington propertyNew transactions as a percentage of overall sales are 2.4%.

Housing stock:

Cockfield propertyThe most commonly found type of housing in this area are Terraced Houses, making up 42.6% of the housing stock.

Cockfield propertyThe least common type of property in this area is Flats (4.4% of the total housing stock).

Cockfield propertySocially rented accommodation represents 13.5% of the total rented accommodation in the area.

Cockfield propertyThe majority of property in this area is owner occupied.

Cockfield propertyThe average price of a two bed property in this area is less that the national average of £187894 at £130237.

Who lives here:

Cockfield propertyThere are 6647 men and 6977 women in this postcode district.
Cockfield propertyThis is one of the most “experienced” areas of the country, with an average age of 44.
Cockfield propertyThis area has a high percentage of married people at 24.3%.
Cockfield propertyPeople here work very hard – men work, on average, 45 hours per week, whilst women work for 14 hours less.
Cockfield propertyThis area is relatively rural, with only 0.3 people per square kilometre.
Cockfield propertyThe largest source of work in this area is Health & Social Work (19.4% of workers), followed by Wholesale & Retail (12.2%).