Information about the B17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B17 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 1864
Semi-Detached 3682
Terraced 3857
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2774
Flat (Converted) 736
Residence in Commercial Building 137
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 13053

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3635
Owned with Mortgage 3430
Shared Ownership 108
Rented: From Council 906
Rented: Other Social 707
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3336
Rented: Other 170
Rent Free 215
Total 12507

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 4538
Two People 3747
Three People 1785
Four People 1440
Five People 614
Six People 261
Seven People 64
8+ People 58
Total 12507

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 3985
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3054
C2 - Skilled manual workers 993
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1625
Total 9657

Gender Back to Top

Male 14386
Female 14831
Total 29217

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 1729
5-7 919
8-9 573
10-14 1338
15 272
16-17 572
18-19 591
20-24 2782
25-29 3154
30-44 6759
45-59 4838
60-64 1461
65-74 2085
75-84 1433
85-89 467
90+ 244
Total 29217

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 10874
Married 9719
Divorced 1637
Separated 559
Widowed 1507
Same Sex 90
Total 24386

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 15109
Good 9327
Fair 3348
Bad 1085
Very Bad 348
Total 29217

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) 11790
Apprenticeship 353
2+ A Levels 2542
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2293
1-4 GCSEs 1955
No GCSEs 4055
Other 1398
Total 24386

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 18787
Mixed Ethnicity 1212
Indian 3637
Pakistani 1192
Bangladeshi 143
Chinese 789
Other Asian 1076
Black African 611
Black Caribbean 689
Other Black/African/Caribbean 295
Other 786
Total 29217

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21156
Wales 391
Scotland 360
Northern Ireland 178
Republic of Ireland 482
European Union 1165
Other 5485
Total 29217

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 22115
Republic of Ireland 478
Europe (including European Union) 1245
African Countries 435
Middle East or Asia 1775
North America or Caribbean 231
Central America 14
South America 37
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 123
None 3240

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14446
No Religion 6496
Buddhist 203
Hindu 1174
Jewish 100
Muslim 2309
Sikh 2404
Other Religion 153
Not Stated 1932
Total 29217

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 9244
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2332
Self Employed 2023
Unemployed 1008
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3359
Retired 2341
Looking After Home or Family 751
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 719
Other 465
Total 22242

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 17
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 818
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 47
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 47
Construction 523
RetailInc. Wholesale 1513
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 416
Accommodation and Food 685
Information and Communication 561
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 564
Real Estate 276
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1415
Administration 515
Public Administration and Defence 750
Education 2363
HealthInc. Social Work 3175
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 694
Total 14381