Information about the AL5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district AL5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about AL5 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 5051
Semi-Detached 3502
Terraced 1906
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1798
Flat (Converted) 183
Residence in Commercial Building 144
Caravan/Park/Temporary 15
Total 12599

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4933
Owned with Mortgage 4792
Shared Ownership 17
Rented: From Council 682
Rented: Other Social 203
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1372
Rented: Other 117
Rent Free 129
Total 12245

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 2973
Two People 4019
Three People 1895
Four People 2376
Five People 785
Six People 154
Seven People 29
8+ People 14
Total 12245

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 4937
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2417
C2 - Skilled manual workers 782
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 711
Total 8847

Gender Back to Top

Male 15622
Female 16315
Total 31937

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 2471
5-7 1390
8-9 905
10-14 2242
15 488
16-17 947
18-19 563
20-24 1162
25-29 1119
30-44 6848
45-59 6691
60-64 1874
65-74 2617
75-84 1815
85-89 532
90+ 273
Total 31937

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 5926
Married 14956
Divorced 1587
Separated 415
Widowed 1533
Same Sex 24
Total 24441

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 19009
Good 9658
Fair 2502
Bad 577
Very Bad 191
Total 31937

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) 12878
Apprenticeship 562
2+ A Levels 2538
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3245
1-4 GCSEs 2002
No GCSEs 2418
Other 798
Total 24441

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29739
Mixed Ethnicity 684
Indian 348
Pakistani 147
Bangladeshi 114
Chinese 238
Other Asian 211
Black African 220
Black Caribbean 80
Other Black/African/Caribbean 26
Other 130
Total 31937

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 27109
Wales 481
Scotland 725
Northern Ireland 155
Republic of Ireland 300
European Union 852
Other 2315
Total 31937

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27983
Republic of Ireland 412
Europe (including European Union) 911
African Countries 287
Middle East or Asia 247
North America or Caribbean 431
Central America 5
South America 76
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 399
None 2119

Religion Back to Top

Christian 20782
No Religion 7705
Buddhist 87
Hindu 223
Jewish 191
Muslim 436
Sikh 71
Other Religion 79
Not Stated 2363
Total 31937

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 8789
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2968
Self Employed 3067
Unemployed 448
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1706
Retired 2975
Looking After Home or Family 1321
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 243
Other 304
Total 21821

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 50
Mining/Quarrying 27
Manufacturing 725
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 32
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 46
Construction 820
RetailInc. Wholesale 1838
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 402
Accommodation and Food 512
Information and Communication 1138
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1488
Real Estate 290
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2599
Administration 626
Public Administration and Defence 623
Education 1833
HealthInc. Social Work 1376
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 830
Total 15255