Information about the AL1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district AL1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about AL1 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 2834
Semi-Detached 4241
Terraced 4112
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4365
Flat (Converted) 796
Residence in Commercial Building 292
Caravan/Park/Temporary 83
Total 16723

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4686
Owned with Mortgage 5581
Shared Ownership 113
Rented: From Council 1631
Rented: Other Social 650
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3074
Rented: Other 186
Rent Free 185
Total 16106

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 4794
Two People 5551
Three People 2214
Four People 2353
Five People 844
Six People 244
Seven People 62
8+ People 44
Total 16106

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 6219
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3448
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1330
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1707
Total 12704

Gender Back to Top

Male 19244
Female 19531
Total 38775

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 3008
5-7 1490
8-9 839
10-14 2070
15 417
16-17 837
18-19 600
20-24 2024
25-29 3358
30-44 10205
45-59 6958
60-64 1847
65-74 2620
75-84 1727
85-89 499
90+ 276
Total 38775

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 11458
Married 14912
Divorced 2202
Separated 658
Widowed 1665
Same Sex 56
Total 30951

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 21430
Good 12351
Fair 3760
Bad 993
Very Bad 241
Total 38775

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) 16077
Apprenticeship 609
2+ A Levels 2908
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3475
1-4 GCSEs 2671
No GCSEs 3725
Other 1486
Total 30951

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 32295
Mixed Ethnicity 1271
Indian 706
Pakistani 602
Bangladeshi 1470
Chinese 416
Other Asian 733
Black African 444
Black Caribbean 382
Other Black/African/Caribbean 114
Other 342
Total 38775

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 30360
Wales 464
Scotland 684
Northern Ireland 235
Republic of Ireland 551
European Union 1937
Other 4544
Total 38775

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 31642
Republic of Ireland 677
Europe (including European Union) 2168
African Countries 516
Middle East or Asia 817
North America or Caribbean 410
Central America 11
South America 55
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 439
None 3047

Religion Back to Top

Christian 20686
No Religion 11288
Buddhist 223
Hindu 562
Jewish 314
Muslim 2559
Sikh 92
Other Religion 126
Not Stated 2925
Total 38775

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 13388
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3508
Self Employed 3275
Unemployed 911
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2003
Retired 2872
Looking After Home or Family 1325
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 674
Other 493
Total 28449

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 27
Mining/Quarrying 31
Manufacturing 905
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 34
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 82
Construction 1072
RetailInc. Wholesale 2841
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 708
Accommodation and Food 861
Information and Communication 1731
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1480
Real Estate 324
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3085
Administration 943
Public Administration and Defence 932
Education 2570
HealthInc. Social Work 2087
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1073
Total 20786