Information about the B42 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B42. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B42 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 762
Semi-Detached 7422
Terraced 2242
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1105
Flat (Converted) 79
Residence in Commercial Building 133
Total 11743

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3829
Owned with Mortgage 4535
Shared Ownership 41
Rented: From Council 480
Rented: Other Social 400
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1781
Rented: Other 141
Rent Free 127
Total 11334

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 3074
Two People 3425
Three People 2062
Four People 1642
Five People 710
Six People 299
Seven People 71
8+ People 51
Total 11334

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 1360
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2957
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1918
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2197
Total 8432

Gender Back to Top

Male 14348
Female 15346
Total 29694

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 1987
5-7 1188
8-9 682
10-14 1938
15 413
16-17 807
18-19 1119
20-24 2384
25-29 2042
30-44 6122
45-59 5277
60-64 1437
65-74 2398
75-84 1389
85-89 321
90+ 190
Total 29694

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 8967
Married 10544
Divorced 1745
Separated 650
Widowed 1548
Same Sex 32
Total 23486

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 13179
Good 10893
Fair 3988
Bad 1280
Very Bad 354
Total 29694

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) 4912
Apprenticeship 744
2+ A Levels 3480
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3651
1-4 GCSEs 3477
No GCSEs 5656
Other 1566
Total 23486

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 17523
Mixed Ethnicity 1166
Indian 3470
Pakistani 1554
Bangladeshi 900
Chinese 303
Other Asian 649
Black African 682
Black Caribbean 2505
Other Black/African/Caribbean 623
Other 319
Total 29694

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 23836
Wales 160
Scotland 147
Northern Ireland 109
Republic of Ireland 441
European Union 793
Other 4208
Total 29694

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 22752
Republic of Ireland 350
Europe (including European Union) 856
African Countries 279
Middle East or Asia 892
North America or Caribbean 180
Central America 1
South America 13
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 9
None 4518

Religion Back to Top

Christian 16029
No Religion 4930
Buddhist 142
Hindu 1108
Jewish 26
Muslim 3382
Sikh 1796
Other Religion 347
Not Stated 1934
Total 29694

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 8391
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2814
Self Employed 1410
Unemployed 1208
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3003
Retired 2726
Looking After Home or Family 851
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 720
Other 463
Total 21586

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 4
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 1511
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 86
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 99
Construction 874
RetailInc. Wholesale 2265
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 769
Accommodation and Food 674
Information and Communication 368
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 629
Real Estate 204
Professional, Scientific and Technical 604
Administration 617
Public Administration and Defence 834
Education 1439
HealthInc. Social Work 1773
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 620
Total 13373