Information about the AB2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district AB2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about AB2 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 6405
Semi-Detached 12496
Terraced 10986
Flat (Purpose-Built) 29329
Flat (Converted) 1962
Residence in Commercial Building 177
Caravan/Park/Temporary 203
Total 61558

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14222
Owned with Mortgage 17785
Shared Ownership 375
Rented: From Council 14487
Rented: Other Social 2640
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7689
Rented: Other 1107
Rent Free 764
Total 59069

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 21964
Two People 20754
Three People 8608
Four People 5499
Five People 1755
Six People 381
Seven People 78
8+ People 30
Total 59069

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 8944
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 15812
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10264
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11127
Total 46147

Gender Back to Top

Male 63407
Female 65036
Total 128443

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 6501
5-7 3250
8-9 2034
10-14 5282
15 1186
16-17 2500
18-19 5331
20-24 14139
25-29 11849
30-44 25658
45-59 24364
60-64 7780
65-74 9800
75-84 6602
85-89 1491
90+ 676
Total 128443

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 47064
Married 44108
Divorced 8914
Separated 2937
Widowed 7035
Same Sex 132
Total 110190

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 67268
Good 41454
Fair 14161
Bad 4296
Very Bad 1264
Total 128443

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) 31765
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 10302
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 17350
1-4 GCSEs 26102
No GCSEs 24671
Total 110190

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 118359
Mixed Ethnicity 765
Indian 1941
Pakistani 613
Bangladeshi 376
Chinese 1274
Other Asian 1314
Black African 2666
Black Caribbean 170
Other Black/African/Caribbean 155
Other 122
Total 127755

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 9728
Wales 387
Scotland 97698
Northern Ireland 813
Republic of Ireland 653
European Union 8575
Other 10589
Total 128443

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 11197
Other Christian 40258
No Religion 62865
Buddhist 496
Hindu 1309
Jewish 97
Muslim 2470
Sikh 75
Other Religion 485
Not Stated 9191
Total 128,443

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 44371
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12153
Self Employed 5310
Unemployed 3292
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16562
Retired 11267
Looking After Home or Family 2991
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3878
Other 1597
Total 101421

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 370
Mining/Quarrying 5004
Manufacturing 4772
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 182
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 352
Construction 4357
RetailInc. Wholesale 10787
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4129
Accommodation and Food 5142
Information and Communication 1554
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 865
Real Estate 566
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5799
Administration 3705
Public Administration and Defence 2758
Education 5587
HealthInc. Social Work 9351
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2720
Total 68000