Information about the B26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B26 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 1152
Semi-Detached 9874
Terraced 2410
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2179
Flat (Converted) 149
Residence in Commercial Building 251
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 16017

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5211
Owned with Mortgage 5910
Shared Ownership 80
Rented: From Council 1974
Rented: Other Social 352
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1654
Rented: Other 174
Rent Free 214
Total 15569

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 4833
Two People 4845
Three People 2573
Four People 2033
Five People 814
Six People 338
Seven People 74
8+ People 59
Total 15569

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 1488
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3409
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2855
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3295
Total 11047

Gender Back to Top

Male 18573
Female 19154
Total 37727

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 2417
5-7 1381
8-9 870
10-14 2380
15 495
16-17 977
18-19 928
20-24 2253
25-29 2425
30-44 7476
45-59 7427
60-64 2065
65-74 3371
75-84 2218
85-89 677
90+ 367
Total 37727

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 10636
Married 13657
Divorced 2511
Separated 798
Widowed 2532
Same Sex 50
Total 30184

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 16151
Good 13323
Fair 5712
Bad 1922
Very Bad 619
Total 37727

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) 4843
Apprenticeship 1058
2+ A Levels 3534
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4747
1-4 GCSEs 4681
No GCSEs 9705
Other 1616
Total 30184

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 31277
Mixed Ethnicity 1101
Indian 935
Pakistani 2104
Bangladeshi 453
Chinese 118
Other Asian 427
Black African 292
Black Caribbean 638
Other Black/African/Caribbean 169
Other 213
Total 37727

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 33218
Wales 275
Scotland 228
Northern Ireland 168
Republic of Ireland 804
European Union 667
Other 2367
Total 37727

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 28481
Republic of Ireland 672
Europe (including European Union) 628
African Countries 143
Middle East or Asia 547
North America or Caribbean 62
Central America 1
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 24
None 7332

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23589
No Religion 7710
Buddhist 84
Hindu 317
Jewish 28
Muslim 2974
Sikh 560
Other Religion 122
Not Stated 2343
Total 37727

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 10803
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3944
Self Employed 1978
Unemployed 1494
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1888
Retired 3864
Looking After Home or Family 1215
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1157
Other 579
Total 26922

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 8
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 2087
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 124
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 174
Construction 1539
RetailInc. Wholesale 2787
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1100
Accommodation and Food 967
Information and Communication 510
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 741
Real Estate 240
Professional, Scientific and Technical 695
Administration 1000
Public Administration and Defence 830
Education 1608
HealthInc. Social Work 2111
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 718
Total 17241