Information about the B18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B18 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 597
Semi-Detached 1434
Terraced 3552
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2679
Flat (Converted) 346
Residence in Commercial Building 151
Caravan/Park/Temporary 21
Total 8780

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1274
Owned with Mortgage 1424
Shared Ownership 62
Rented: From Council 1837
Rented: Other Social 1336
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2148
Rented: Other 124
Rent Free 225
Total 8430

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 2953
Two People 2237
Three People 1240
Four People 893
Five People 562
Six People 335
Seven People 110
8+ People 100
Total 8430

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 970
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2013
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1119
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3152
Total 7254

Gender Back to Top

Male 11433
Female 10762
Total 22195

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 1944
5-7 1100
8-9 634
10-14 1458
15 317
16-17 572
18-19 611
20-24 2197
25-29 2502
30-44 5380
45-59 3084
60-64 585
65-74 977
75-84 625
85-89 135
90+ 74
Total 22195

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 8438
Married 5436
Divorced 1233
Separated 837
Widowed 758
Same Sex 40
Total 16742

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 9659
Good 7731
Fair 3159
Bad 1201
Very Bad 445
Total 22195

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) 3655
Apprenticeship 161
2+ A Levels 1695
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2155
1-4 GCSEs 2327
No GCSEs 5020
Other 1729
Total 16742

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 6153
Mixed Ethnicity 1643
Indian 2359
Pakistani 3227
Bangladeshi 540
Chinese 410
Other Asian 1144
Black African 1529
Black Caribbean 3259
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1273
Other 658
Total 22195

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 13509
Wales 95
Scotland 110
Northern Ireland 87
Republic of Ireland 281
European Union 1076
Other 7037
Total 22195

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14376
Republic of Ireland 193
Europe (including European Union) 1397
African Countries 478
Middle East or Asia 1558
North America or Caribbean 582
Central America 3
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 21
None 3796

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8780
No Religion 3184
Buddhist 179
Hindu 675
Jewish 22
Muslim 5970
Sikh 1366
Other Religion 298
Not Stated 1721
Total 22195

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 4511
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1982
Self Employed 800
Unemployed 1679
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2351
Retired 1078
Looking After Home or Family 1131
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 982
Other 1394
Total 15908

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 16
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 683
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 31
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 50
Construction 296
RetailInc. Wholesale 1118
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 467
Accommodation and Food 708
Information and Communication 222
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 292
Real Estate 123
Professional, Scientific and Technical 477
Administration 554
Public Administration and Defence 388
Education 739
HealthInc. Social Work 1300
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 337
Total 7804