Information about the B21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B21 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 951
Semi-Detached 2963
Terraced 5868
Flat (Purpose-Built) 915
Flat (Converted) 400
Residence in Commercial Building 172
Caravan/Park/Temporary 8
Total 11277

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2816
Owned with Mortgage 2378
Shared Ownership 74
Rented: From Council 828
Rented: Other Social 1918
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2277
Rented: Other 213
Rent Free 262
Total 10766

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 2739
Two People 2395
Three People 1806
Four People 1564
Five People 1052
Six People 762
Seven People 228
8+ People 220
Total 10766

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 728
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2119
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1661
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4342
Total 8850

Gender Back to Top

Male 16615
Female 16534
Total 33149

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 2737
5-7 1634
8-9 1064
10-14 2581
15 526
16-17 1027
18-19 1105
20-24 2884
25-29 3097
30-44 7353
45-59 5094
60-64 919
65-74 1551
75-84 1205
85-89 256
90+ 116
Total 33149

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 9892
Married 10582
Divorced 1490
Separated 1087
Widowed 1512
Same Sex 44
Total 24607

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 14266
Good 11706
Fair 4772
Bad 1780
Very Bad 625
Total 33149

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) 3954
Apprenticeship 240
2+ A Levels 2724
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3016
1-4 GCSEs 3380
No GCSEs 7971
Other 3322
Total 24607

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 5369
Mixed Ethnicity 1690
Indian 8910
Pakistani 4736
Bangladeshi 2293
Chinese 345
Other Asian 1868
Black African 1340
Black Caribbean 4247
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1108
Other 1243
Total 33149

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17805
Wales 66
Scotland 84
Northern Ireland 55
Republic of Ireland 234
European Union 2117
Other 12788
Total 33149

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 22201
Republic of Ireland 163
Europe (including European Union) 2277
African Countries 397
Middle East or Asia 3804
North America or Caribbean 692
Central America 3
South America 22
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 3794

Religion Back to Top

Christian 10146
No Religion 2437
Buddhist 279
Hindu 2431
Jewish 19
Muslim 8777
Sikh 5808
Other Religion 1005
Not Stated 2247
Total 33149

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 6224
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3044
Self Employed 1365
Unemployed 2388
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3719
Retired 1720
Looking After Home or Family 1805
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1395
Other 1370
Total 23030

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 43
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 1396
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 40
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 60
Construction 483
RetailInc. Wholesale 2079
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 841
Accommodation and Food 852
Information and Communication 263
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 390
Real Estate 136
Professional, Scientific and Technical 402
Administration 824
Public Administration and Defence 547
Education 1070
HealthInc. Social Work 1532
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 507
Total 11466