Information about the AB16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district AB16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about AB16 is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. The figures are representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses.

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Housing Types

Housing Types
Detached 371
Semi-Detached 2983
Terraced 5278
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4845
Flat (Converted) 50
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 13542

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2549
Owned with Mortgage 3576
Shared Ownership 39
Rented: From Council 5479
Rented: Other Social 712
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 515
Rented: Other 103
Rent Free 108
Total 13081

Housing Occupancy 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 4261
Two People 4325
Three People 2282
Four People 1465
Five People 587
Six People 117
Seven People 31
8+ People 13
Total 13081

Social Grade

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 708
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2498
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2728
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3686
Total 9620

Gender Back to Top

Male 14214
Female 15607
Total 29821

Age Groups 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 1832
5-7 1047
8-9 671
10-14 1701
15 380
16-17 763
18-19 846
20-24 1985
25-29 2006
30-44 5806
45-59 6106
60-64 1845
65-74 2472
75-84 1793
85-89 399
90+ 169
Total 29821

Relationship Status Back to Top

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 8595
Married 10340
Divorced 2368
Separated 838
Widowed 2027
Same Sex 22
Total 24190

Health 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.

Very Good 13683
Good 10088
Fair 4235
Bad 1378
Very Bad 437
Total 29821

Education & Qualifications 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.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 3621
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 1867
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2516
1-4 GCSEs 7827
No GCSEs 8359
Total 24190

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 27996
Mixed Ethnicity 78
Indian 541
Pakistani 72
Bangladeshi 41
Chinese 70
Other Asian 303
Black African 552
Black Caribbean 41
Other Black/African/Caribbean 44
Other 37
Total 29775

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1260
Wales 48
Scotland 25257
Northern Ireland 96
Republic of Ireland 58
European Union 1433
Other 1669
Total 29821

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 2367
Other Christian 7790
No Religion 16717
Buddhist 80
Hindu 262
Jewish 18
Muslim 334
Sikh 1
Other Religion 110
Not Stated 2142
Total 29,821

Economic Activity

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 9430
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3268
Self Employed 927
Unemployed 1021
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1697
Retired 2752
Looking After Home or Family 881
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1386
Other 467
Total 21829

Employment Industry 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 84
Mining/Quarrying 678
Manufacturing 1056
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 36
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 112
Construction 1170
RetailInc. Wholesale 2280
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1190
Accommodation and Food 999
Information and Communication 229
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 137
Real Estate 93
Professional, Scientific and Technical 665
Administration 1063
Public Administration and Defence 498
Education 752
HealthInc. Social Work 2735
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 572
Total 14349