Area Information for Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6ZX

This postcode in Portishead is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Portishead North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North Somerset. This page combines information for the address Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6ZX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BS20 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in September 2018. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority North Somerset
Ward Portishead North
Constituency North Somerset
Region South West
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6ZX:

High Street, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6AL
Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6NT
Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6WJ
Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6WU
High Street, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6AJ
High Street, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6AG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BS20 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6ZX is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 7
Semi-Detached 40
Terraced 19
Flat (Purpose-Built) 37
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 9
Total 116
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Portishead, Bristol contains a higher than average level of social housing - 47% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 16
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 38
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 4
Total 107

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 60
Two People 30
Three People 9
Four People 7
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 107

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 18
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 50

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Portishead North ward however contains significantly more women than average (57%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Male 77
Female 103
Total 180

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 10
5-7 1
8-9 0
10-14 7
15 3
16-17 3
18-19 4
20-24 5
25-29 5
30-44 34
45-59 25
60-64 12
65-74 27
75-84 23
85-89 14
90+ 7
Total 180

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BS20 6ZX the number widowed residents is high - 18% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 35
Married 65
Divorced 23
Separated 4
Widowed 32
Same Sex 0
Total 159

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

However, this area of the Portishead North ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (68%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 64
Good 59
Fair 42
Bad 10
Very Bad 5
Total 180

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 38
Apprenticeship 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 12
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 58
Other 1
Total 159

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Portishead, Bristol) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 98% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 176
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 1
Total 180

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 158
Wales 5
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 0
Other 6
Total 180

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BS20 6ZX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 140
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 34

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 107
No Religion 58
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 13
Total 180

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Portishead North ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 27% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 46
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 15
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 31
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 1
Total 115

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 6
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 72

Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6ZX is within the Portishead policing neighbourhood, under the Avon and Somerset Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Portishead. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for BS20 6ZX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6ZX. The nearest railway station is Avonmouth, approximately 3.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Avonmouth 3.3 miles
St Andrews Road 3.8 miles
Shirehampton 3.9 miles
Nailsea & Backwell 4.4 miles
Sea Mills 5.1 miles
Yatton 6.8 miles
Clifton Down 6.9 miles
Severn Beach 7 miles
Severn Tunnel Junction 7.1 miles
Caldicot 7.1 miles
Redland 7.4 miles
Parson Street 7.7 miles
Montpelier 7.9 miles
Pilning 8 miles
Bedminster 8.1 miles
Bristol Temple Meads 8.4 miles
Stapleton Road 8.8 miles
Lawrence Hill 9 miles
Filton Abbey Wood 9 miles
Patchway 9.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6ZX. The nearest is St Peter's Church of England Primary School, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Peter's Church of England Primary School 320 yards
Portishead Primary School 820 yards
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School half a mile
Trinity Anglican-Methodist Primary School 0.7 miles
High Down Junior School 0.8 miles
High Down Infant School 0.8 miles
St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Portbury 2.4 miles
Tickenham Church of England Primary School 3 miles
Wraxall Church of England Primary School 3.1 miles
Kingshill Church School 3.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6ZX. The nearest is Gordano School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Gordano School 0.5 miles
Nailsea School 3.7 miles
St Katherine's School 4 miles
Clevedon School 4 miles
Oasis Academy Brightstowe 4.2 miles
Backwell School 4.8 miles
St Bede's Catholic College 5.1 miles
Blaise High School 6.2 miles
Clifton High School 6.6 miles  
Ashton Park School 6.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6ZX. The nearest is Portishead Medical Group, approximately 260 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6ZX. The nearest is The Dental Clinic, Portishead, approximately 60 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6ZX. The nearest is Clevedon Community Hospital, approximately 4.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6ZX. The nearest is Dyer & Scott, approximately 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dyer & Scott 50 yards
Darlington Opticians 50 yards
Lynne Fernandes Optometrists 3.4 miles
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd 3.4 miles
Specsavers 3.4 miles
Boots-Nailsea 3.5 miles
Sight Centres Ltd 3.5 miles
Andrew Pinn Optometrists 4.1 miles
Tudball (Opticians) Ltd 4.7 miles
Vision Express Opticians 4.7 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.