Information about the B16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B16 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 1014
Semi-Detached 1721
Terraced 2277
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5599
Flat (Converted) 1443
Residence in Commercial Building 121
Caravan/Park/Temporary 20
Total 12195

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1750
Owned with Mortgage 1978
Shared Ownership 83
Rented: From Council 1793
Rented: Other Social 1105
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4536
Rented: Other 148
Rent Free 216
Total 11609

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 4880
Two People 3031
Three People 1547
Four People 930
Five People 591
Six People 368
Seven People 124
8+ People 138
Total 11609

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 2596
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3369
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1217
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2992
Total 10174

Gender Back to Top

Male 14080
Female 12983
Total 27063

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 1882
5-7 948
8-9 554
10-14 1382
15 269
16-17 577
18-19 810
20-24 3618
25-29 3763
30-44 6657
45-59 3587
60-64 738
65-74 1209
75-84 791
85-89 186
90+ 92
Total 27063

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 12191
Married 6782
Divorced 1375
Separated 714
Widowed 872
Same Sex 94
Total 22028

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 13154
Good 9179
Fair 3220
Bad 1167
Very Bad 343
Total 27063

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) 8109
Apprenticeship 225
2+ A Levels 2979
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2407
1-4 GCSEs 2115
No GCSEs 4251
Other 1942
Total 22028

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11368
Mixed Ethnicity 1616
Indian 3053
Pakistani 3124
Bangladeshi 306
Chinese 755
Other Asian 1345
Black African 1675
Black Caribbean 1849
Other Black/African/Caribbean 936
Other 1036
Total 27063

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 16438
Wales 227
Scotland 202
Northern Ireland 159
Republic of Ireland 368
European Union 2021
Other 7648
Total 27063

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18318
Republic of Ireland 340
Europe (including European Union) 2394
African Countries 750
Middle East or Asia 2121
North America or Caribbean 341
Central America 11
South America 52
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 79
None 3072

Religion Back to Top

Christian 10846
No Religion 5553
Buddhist 240
Hindu 1055
Jewish 90
Muslim 5504
Sikh 1825
Other Religion 136
Not Stated 1814
Total 27063

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 7549
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2112
Self Employed 1571
Unemployed 1610
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4112
Retired 1223
Looking After Home or Family 971
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 999
Other 812
Total 20959

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 10
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 774
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 36
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 49
Construction 433
RetailInc. Wholesale 1623
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 524
Accommodation and Food 1273
Information and Communication 524
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 636
Real Estate 209
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1034
Administration 590
Public Administration and Defence 541
Education 1343
HealthInc. Social Work 2001
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 698
Total 12303