Information about the AL2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district AL2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about AL2 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 3099
Semi-Detached 3276
Terraced 2105
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1673
Flat (Converted) 156
Residence in Commercial Building 77
Caravan/Park/Temporary 166
Total 10552

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3617
Owned with Mortgage 4096
Shared Ownership 77
Rented: From Council 713
Rented: Other Social 352
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1076
Rented: Other 103
Rent Free 119
Total 10153

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 2675
Two People 3404
Three People 1701
Four People 1621
Five People 534
Six People 173
Seven People 30
8+ People 15
Total 10153

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 2396
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2567
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1301
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1146
Total 7410

Gender Back to Top

Male 12494
Female 12938
Total 25432

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 1618
5-7 934
8-9 537
10-14 1590
15 335
16-17 668
18-19 580
20-24 1295
25-29 1319
30-44 5286
45-59 5328
60-64 1589
65-74 2350
75-84 1467
85-89 365
90+ 171
Total 25432

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 6104
Married 10812
Divorced 1704
Separated 482
Widowed 1278
Same Sex 38
Total 20418

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 12887
Good 8634
Fair 2929
Bad 762
Very Bad 220
Total 25432

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) 6848
Apprenticeship 817
2+ A Levels 2436
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3199
1-4 GCSEs 2659
No GCSEs 3489
Other 970
Total 20418

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 21960
Mixed Ethnicity 806
Indian 588
Pakistani 128
Bangladeshi 437
Chinese 220
Other Asian 562
Black African 244
Black Caribbean 198
Other Black/African/Caribbean 40
Other 249
Total 25432

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21317
Wales 247
Scotland 362
Northern Ireland 92
Republic of Ireland 360
European Union 874
Other 2180
Total 25432

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 21333
Republic of Ireland 408
Europe (including European Union) 889
African Countries 328
Middle East or Asia 342
North America or Caribbean 118
Central America 2
South America 29
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 115
None 2315

Religion Back to Top

Christian 15305
No Religion 5524
Buddhist 134
Hindu 588
Jewish 1012
Muslim 901
Sikh 59
Other Religion 83
Not Stated 1826
Total 25432

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 7579
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2538
Self Employed 2367
Unemployed 521
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1433
Retired 2532
Looking After Home or Family 724
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 460
Other 261
Total 18415

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 52
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 673
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 41
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 60
Construction 1069
RetailInc. Wholesale 2175
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 616
Accommodation and Food 547
Information and Communication 801
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 716
Real Estate 251
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1161
Administration 607
Public Administration and Defence 548
Education 1327
HealthInc. Social Work 1557
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 771
Total 12979