Information about the B31 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B31. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B31 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 2502
Semi-Detached 12059
Terraced 6108
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4667
Flat (Converted) 459
Residence in Commercial Building 261
Caravan/Park/Temporary 11
Total 26067

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6770
Owned with Mortgage 8137
Shared Ownership 583
Rented: From Council 4506
Rented: Other Social 2250
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2426
Rented: Other 232
Rent Free 364
Total 25268

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 7988
Two People 8019
Three People 4303
Four People 3220
Five People 1223
Six People 388
Seven People 81
8+ People 46
Total 25268

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 2991
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5733
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4254
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5944
Total 18922

Gender Back to Top

Male 28861
Female 30849
Total 59710

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 4298
5-7 2337
8-9 1326
10-14 3907
15 858
16-17 1604
18-19 1631
20-24 3948
25-29 3917
30-44 12210
45-59 11369
60-64 3122
65-74 4689
75-84 3183
85-89 853
90+ 458
Total 59710

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 18207
Married 19360
Divorced 4411
Separated 1503
Widowed 3425
Same Sex 78
Total 46984

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 26696
Good 20382
Fair 8653
Bad 3030
Very Bad 949
Total 59710

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) 9487
Apprenticeship 1538
2+ A Levels 5919
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7604
1-4 GCSEs 7025
No GCSEs 13440
Other 1971
Total 46984

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 51146
Mixed Ethnicity 2634
Indian 763
Pakistani 434
Bangladeshi 99
Chinese 496
Other Asian 883
Black African 1002
Black Caribbean 1227
Other Black/African/Caribbean 551
Other 475
Total 59710

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 53304
Wales 504
Scotland 402
Northern Ireland 277
Republic of Ireland 866
European Union 682
Other 3675
Total 59710

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 42835
Republic of Ireland 712
Europe (including European Union) 667
African Countries 525
Middle East or Asia 764
North America or Caribbean 189
Central America 1
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 54
None 14263

Religion Back to Top

Christian 37103
No Religion 16184
Buddhist 192
Hindu 300
Jewish 68
Muslim 1302
Sikh 245
Other Religion 216
Not Stated 4100
Total 59710

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 16697
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6044
Self Employed 2613
Unemployed 2783
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3509
Retired 5505
Looking After Home or Family 2006
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2288
Other 1045
Total 42490

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 29
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 2459
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 128
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 182
Construction 2002
RetailInc. Wholesale 3600
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1170
Accommodation and Food 1313
Information and Communication 690
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1053
Real Estate 360
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1221
Administration 1349
Public Administration and Defence 1403
Education 3248
HealthInc. Social Work 4808
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1202
Total 26219