Information about the B2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B2 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 16
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 80
Flat (Purpose-Built) 845
Flat (Converted) 27
Residence in Commercial Building 203
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 1199

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 50
Owned with Mortgage 118
Shared Ownership 11
Rented: From Council 59
Rented: Other Social 77
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 652
Rented: Other 16
Rent Free 17
Total 1000

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 562
Two People 306
Three People 69
Four People 24
Five People 15
Six People 14
Seven People 6
8+ People 4
Total 1000

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 357
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 417
C2 - Skilled manual workers 46
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 142
Total 962

Gender Back to Top

Male 964
Female 754
Total 1718

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 69
5-7 28
8-9 14
10-14 48
15 11
16-17 34
18-19 43
20-24 447
25-29 371
30-44 411
45-59 163
60-64 32
65-74 25
75-84 14
85-89 4
90+ 4
Total 1718

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 1128
Married 286
Divorced 61
Separated 38
Widowed 26
Same Sex 9
Total 1548

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 1004
Good 535
Fair 119
Bad 47
Very Bad 13
Total 1718

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) 798
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 194
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 126
1-4 GCSEs 136
No GCSEs 157
Other 132
Total 1548

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 739
Mixed Ethnicity 69
Indian 113
Pakistani 58
Bangladeshi 129
Chinese 226
Other Asian 87
Black African 109
Black Caribbean 78
Other Black/African/Caribbean 37
Other 73
Total 1718

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 863
Wales 19
Scotland 20
Northern Ireland 9
Republic of Ireland 12
European Union 143
Other 652
Total 1718

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1056
Republic of Ireland 13
Europe (including European Union) 173
African Countries 54
Middle East or Asia 330
North America or Caribbean 24
Central America 1
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 12
None 74

Religion Back to Top

Christian 554
No Religion 558
Buddhist 61
Hindu 57
Jewish 7
Muslim 346
Sikh 21
Other Religion 6
Not Stated 108
Total 1718

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 631
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 86
Self Employed 103
Unemployed 67
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 483
Retired 35
Looking After Home or Family 50
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 38
Other 33
Total 1526

Employment Industry Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 43
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 7
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 94
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 23
Accommodation and Food 78
Information and Communication 53
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 79
Real Estate 19
Professional, Scientific and Technical 151
Administration 44
Public Administration and Defence 30
Education 98
HealthInc. Social Work 102
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 48
Total 893