Area Information for Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT16 0SJ

This postcode in Belfast is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Carrowreagh ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Belfast East. This page combines information for the address Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT16 0SJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT16 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 June 1998. 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 Belfast Metropolitan Urban Area
Local Authority Lisburn and Castlereagh
Ward Carrowreagh
UK Parliamentary Constituency Belfast East
Region Northern Ireland Constituencies
Country Northern Ireland


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT16 0SJ 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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Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Belfast, Northern Ireland consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 2
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 84
Flat (Purpose-Built) 37
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 134
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Belfast, Northern Ireland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 50% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 29
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 65
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 6
Total 130

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 46
Two People 46
Three People 19
Four People 13
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 130

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 3
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 51
Total 96

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Belfast East UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Gender
Male 131
Female 150
Total 281

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 19
5-7 11
8-9 6
10-14 20
15 4
16-17 4
18-19 8
20-24 16
25-29 25
30-44 57
45-59 45
60-64 19
65-74 31
75-84 12
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 281

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in BT16 0SJ is high - 7% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 77
Married 88
Divorced 20
Separated 19
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 221

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 Carrowreagh ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (66%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 89
Good 96
Fair 73
Bad 19
Very Bad 4
Total 281

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

BT16 0SJ and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 50% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 14
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 111
Other 3
Total 221

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 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 99% 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 277
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Chinese 1
Black African 1
Total 281

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 88.8% of the resident population of Northern Ireland were born in Northern Ireland. The other groups were 3.6% English, 0.85% Scottish, 0.14% Welsh, 2.1% from the Republic of Ireland, 2.51% from other European Union countries, and 2% from outside of Europe.

For postcodes in Northern Ireland, there may be some margin of error in the figures for "Northern Ireland" and "Republic of Ireland" - some respondents simply answer "Ireland" on the census, which may lead to misclassification.

Country of Birth
England 10
Wales 1
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 257
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 5
Other 3
Total 281

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 BT16 0SJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 207
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 68

Religion Embed This Back to Top

Northern Ireland is primarily a Christian country, with 40.7% of residents Catholic, 41.6% other Christians, and 0.8% other religions. Approximately 10.1% of residents state that they have no religion or are Atheist, while 6.8% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Catholic 1
Other Christian 203
Other Religion 0
No Religion 54
Not Stated 23
Total 281

Economic Activity Embed This

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 68
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 20
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 31
Looking After Home or Family 18
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 26
Other 7
Total 205

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 2
Manufacturing 8
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 99