Information about the B4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B4 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 65
Semi-Detached 148
Terraced 190
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1747
Flat (Converted) 88
Residence in Commercial Building 178
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 2422

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 169
Owned with Mortgage 298
Shared Ownership 20
Rented: From Council 242
Rented: Other Social 368
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1008
Rented: Other 61
Rent Free 42
Total 2208

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 1047
Two People 631
Three People 245
Four People 128
Five People 65
Six People 70
Seven People 12
8+ People 10
Total 2208

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 506
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 960
C2 - Skilled manual workers 178
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 458
Total 2102

Gender Back to Top

Male 4688
Female 4397
Total 9085

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
0-4 266
5-7 89
8-9 51
10-14 141
15 26
16-17 84
18-19 1884
20-24 3907
25-29 861
30-44 1079
45-59 457
60-64 100
65-74 92
75-84 34
85-89 6
90+ 8
Total 9085

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 7326
Married 795
Divorced 211
Separated 96
Widowed 67
Same Sex 17
Total 8512

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 5281
Good 3011
Fair 579
Bad 160
Very Bad 54
Total 9085

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) 2078
Apprenticeship 33
2+ A Levels 3822
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 853
1-4 GCSEs 556
No GCSEs 529
Other 641
Total 8512

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 3975
Mixed Ethnicity 402
Indian 1541
Pakistani 386
Bangladeshi 264
Chinese 793
Other Asian 314
Black African 601
Black Caribbean 307
Other Black/African/Caribbean 201
Other 301
Total 9085

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 5662
Wales 103
Scotland 67
Northern Ireland 36
Republic of Ireland 48
European Union 738
Other 2431
Total 9085

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 6216
Republic of Ireland 59
Europe (including European Union) 845
African Countries 295
Middle East or Asia 1117
North America or Caribbean 144
Central America 5
South America 13
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 20
None 537

Religion Back to Top

Christian 2991
No Religion 2744
Buddhist 135
Hindu 816
Jewish 25
Muslim 1284
Sikh 490
Other Religion 70
Not Stated 530
Total 9085

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 1249
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 265
Self Employed 218
Unemployed 242
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5933
Retired 109
Looking After Home or Family 132
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 199
Other 117
Total 8464

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 6
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 146
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 11
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 13
Construction 59
RetailInc. Wholesale 745
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 77
Accommodation and Food 386
Information and Communication 92
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 123
Real Estate 44
Professional, Scientific and Technical 238
Administration 134
Public Administration and Defence 106
Education 325
HealthInc. Social Work 312
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 173
Total 2993