Information about the B23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B23 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 1448
Semi-Detached 7053
Terraced 6115
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5364
Flat (Converted) 1019
Residence in Commercial Building 295
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 21296

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4356
Owned with Mortgage 6236
Shared Ownership 339
Rented: From Council 3308
Rented: Other Social 1656
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4095
Rented: Other 233
Rent Free 339
Total 20562

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 7712
Two People 5934
Three People 3194
Four People 2151
Five People 963
Six People 411
Seven People 102
8+ People 95
Total 20562

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 2239
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4876
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3307
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5732
Total 16154

Gender Back to Top

Male 23053
Female 24059
Total 47112

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 3669
5-7 1846
8-9 1031
10-14 2782
15 591
16-17 1167
18-19 1267
20-24 3458
25-29 4003
30-44 10271
45-59 8672
60-64 2128
65-74 3089
75-84 2212
85-89 586
90+ 340
Total 47112

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 16799
Married 12776
Divorced 3622
Separated 1383
Widowed 2538
Same Sex 75
Total 37193

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 20028
Good 16405
Fair 7044
Bad 2783
Very Bad 852
Total 47112

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) 7362
Apprenticeship 885
2+ A Levels 4388
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5576
1-4 GCSEs 5266
No GCSEs 11189
Other 2527
Total 37193

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 31950
Mixed Ethnicity 2845
Indian 1664
Pakistani 2628
Bangladeshi 571
Chinese 459
Other Asian 731
Black African 1365
Black Caribbean 3529
Other Black/African/Caribbean 997
Other 373
Total 47112

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 37642
Wales 274
Scotland 285
Northern Ireland 297
Republic of Ireland 968
European Union 2006
Other 5640
Total 47112

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 32217
Republic of Ireland 752
Europe (including European Union) 2071
African Countries 613
Middle East or Asia 939
North America or Caribbean 379
Central America 0
South America 27
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 27
None 10375

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26504
No Religion 11179
Buddhist 190
Hindu 639
Jewish 52
Muslim 4250
Sikh 654
Other Religion 273
Not Stated 3371
Total 47112

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 13194
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4380
Self Employed 2101
Unemployed 2724
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3058
Retired 3575
Looking After Home or Family 1704
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2231
Other 1088
Total 34055

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 13
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 2124
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 73
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 153
Construction 1363
RetailInc. Wholesale 3402
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1376
Accommodation and Food 1189
Information and Communication 597
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 652
Real Estate 290
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1002
Administration 1111
Public Administration and Defence 1004
Education 2148
HealthInc. Social Work 2957
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 922
Total 20380