Information about the AB42 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district AB42. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about AB42 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 5189
Semi-Detached 4810
Terraced 2255
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2578
Flat (Converted) 354
Residence in Commercial Building 63
Caravan/Park/Temporary 21
Total 15270

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4886
Owned with Mortgage 5043
Shared Ownership 40
Rented: From Council 2190
Rented: Other Social 988
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1098
Rented: Other 136
Rent Free 205
Total 14586

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 4292
Two People 5175
Three People 2384
Four People 1936
Five People 618
Six People 132
Seven People 29
8+ People 20
Total 14586

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 1254
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2996
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3541
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3028
Total 10819

Gender Back to Top

Male 17036
Female 17222
Total 34258

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 1966
5-7 1022
8-9 695
10-14 1920
15 425
16-17 859
18-19 827
20-24 2204
25-29 2022
30-44 6877
45-59 7426
60-64 2352
65-74 3196
75-84 1867
85-89 432
90+ 168
Total 34258

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 8368
Married 14692
Divorced 2378
Separated 784
Widowed 1981
Same Sex 27
Total 28230

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 17258
Good 11359
Fair 4145
Bad 1162
Very Bad 334
Total 34258

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) 5044
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 2856
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3727
1-4 GCSEs 7968
No GCSEs 8635
Total 28230

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33866
Mixed Ethnicity 71
Indian 33
Pakistani 48
Bangladeshi 19
Chinese 58
Other Asian 75
Black African 35
Black Caribbean 16
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 6
Total 34235

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 3329
Wales 123
Scotland 28416
Northern Ireland 164
Republic of Ireland 55
European Union 1548
Other 623
Total 34258

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 1630
Other Christian 14100
No Religion 15419
Buddhist 39
Hindu 29
Jewish 8
Muslim 88
Sikh 7
Other Religion 95
Not Stated 2843
Total 34,258

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 11077
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3959
Self Employed 2153
Unemployed 916
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1402
Retired 3510
Looking After Home or Family 1092
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1044
Other 610
Total 25763

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 795
Mining/Quarrying 1137
Manufacturing 2494
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 239
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 171
Construction 1499
RetailInc. Wholesale 2830
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1007
Accommodation and Food 930
Information and Communication 200
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 171
Real Estate 104
Professional, Scientific and Technical 992
Administration 653
Public Administration and Defence 790
Education 1194
HealthInc. Social Work 1944
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 601
Total 17751