Information about the B1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B1 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 67
Semi-Detached 189
Terraced 436
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6123
Flat (Converted) 113
Residence in Commercial Building 224
Caravan/Park/Temporary 8
Total 7160

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 433
Owned with Mortgage 883
Shared Ownership 127
Rented: From Council 755
Rented: Other Social 872
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3179
Rented: Other 100
Rent Free 103
Total 6452

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 3378
Two People 2195
Three People 541
Four People 196
Five People 75
Six People 48
Seven People 11
8+ People 8
Total 6452

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 2154
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2324
C2 - Skilled manual workers 502
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1118
Total 6098

Gender Back to Top

Male 6743
Female 5196
Total 11939

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
0-4 457
5-7 177
8-9 82
10-14 232
15 38
16-17 99
18-19 424
20-24 2840
25-29 2705
30-44 2983
45-59 1188
60-64 232
65-74 247
75-84 174
85-89 35
90+ 26
Total 11939

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 8031
Married 1827
Divorced 590
Separated 253
Widowed 186
Same Sex 66
Total 10953

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 6558
Good 3819
Fair 1074
Bad 363
Very Bad 125
Total 11939

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) 5384
Apprenticeship 76
2+ A Levels 1620
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 980
1-4 GCSEs 791
No GCSEs 1193
Other 909
Total 10953

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 6191
Mixed Ethnicity 669
Indian 935
Pakistani 279
Bangladeshi 192
Chinese 1097
Other Asian 499
Black African 568
Black Caribbean 747
Other Black/African/Caribbean 301
Other 461
Total 11939

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 6994
Wales 151
Scotland 114
Northern Ireland 75
Republic of Ireland 163
European Union 847
Other 3595
Total 11939

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 7740
Republic of Ireland 149
Europe (including European Union) 962
African Countries 275
Middle East or Asia 1788
North America or Caribbean 177
Central America 8
South America 24
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 61
None 938

Religion Back to Top

Christian 4587
No Religion 3992
Buddhist 243
Hindu 543
Jewish 39
Muslim 1343
Sikh 198
Other Religion 89
Not Stated 905
Total 11939

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 4813
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 639
Self Employed 636
Unemployed 666
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2875
Retired 296
Looking After Home or Family 204
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 327
Other 262
Total 10718

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 1
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 327
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 28
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 46
Construction 200
RetailInc. Wholesale 735
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 199
Accommodation and Food 743
Information and Communication 402
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 473
Real Estate 101
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1048
Administration 339
Public Administration and Defence 323
Education 704
HealthInc. Social Work 781
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 338
Total 6791