Information about the AB3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district AB3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about AB3 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 15422
Semi-Detached 7099
Terraced 2754
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2221
Flat (Converted) 350
Residence in Commercial Building 196
Caravan/Park/Temporary 70
Total 28112

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 10164
Owned with Mortgage 9249
Shared Ownership 70
Rented: From Council 2137
Rented: Other Social 714
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3002
Rented: Other 374
Rent Free 798
Total 26508

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 6828
Two People 10155
Three People 4096
Four People 3824
Five People 1279
Six People 251
Seven People 53
8+ People 22
Total 26508

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 5527
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5574
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5105
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2910
Total 19116

Gender Back to Top

Male 31597
Female 32426
Total 64023

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 3344
5-7 2088
8-9 1333
10-14 3984
15 781
16-17 1742
18-19 1220
20-24 2983
25-29 2803
30-44 11990
45-59 15469
60-64 4831
65-74 6254
75-84 3725
85-89 970
90+ 506
Total 64023

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 13274
Married 30632
Divorced 3525
Separated 1205
Widowed 3774
Same Sex 83
Total 52493

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 36755
Good 19819
Fair 5838
Bad 1275
Very Bad 336
Total 64023

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) 18093
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 5231
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7300
1-4 GCSEs 11729
No GCSEs 10140
Total 52493

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 62927
Mixed Ethnicity 211
Indian 152
Pakistani 85
Bangladeshi 34
Chinese 93
Other Asian 246
Black African 119
Black Caribbean 47
Other Black/African/Caribbean 28
Other 8
Total 63950

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 10176
Wales 391
Scotland 49113
Northern Ireland 410
Republic of Ireland 187
European Union 1414
Other 2332
Total 64023

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 3427
Other Christian 29234
No Religion 25803
Buddhist 125
Hindu 105
Jewish 24
Muslim 209
Sikh 17
Other Religion 170
Not Stated 4909
Total 64,023

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 20181
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6902
Self Employed 5795
Unemployed 968
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2909
Retired 7123
Looking After Home or Family 1955
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 887
Other 572
Total 47292

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 1614
Mining/Quarrying 2642
Manufacturing 2593
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 95
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 147
Construction 2846
RetailInc. Wholesale 4338
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1444
Accommodation and Food 1857
Information and Communication 646
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 463
Real Estate 494
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3451
Administration 1243
Public Administration and Defence 1475
Education 3121
HealthInc. Social Work 4145
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1551
Total 34165