Information about the B47 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B47. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B47 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 2060
Semi-Detached 1970
Terraced 501
Flat (Purpose-Built) 380
Flat (Converted) 19
Residence in Commercial Building 25
Caravan/Park/Temporary 226
Total 5181

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2454
Owned with Mortgage 1826
Shared Ownership 21
Rented: From Council 138
Rented: Other Social 254
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 243
Rented: Other 51
Rent Free 52
Total 5039

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 1311
Two People 2056
Three People 717
Four People 706
Five People 201
Six People 32
Seven People 7
8+ People 9
Total 5039

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 921
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1072
C2 - Skilled manual workers 646
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 416
Total 3055

Gender Back to Top

Male 5796
Female 6027
Total 11823

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
0-4 567
5-7 310
8-9 181
10-14 583
15 145
16-17 293
18-19 239
20-24 574
25-29 457
30-44 1876
45-59 2614
60-64 885
65-74 1642
75-84 1082
85-89 244
90+ 131
Total 11823

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 2398
Married 5822
Divorced 707
Separated 179
Widowed 919
Same Sex 12
Total 10037

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 5303
Good 4184
Fair 1698
Bad 475
Very Bad 163
Total 11823

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) 2597
Apprenticeship 451
2+ A Levels 1241
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1544
1-4 GCSEs 1290
No GCSEs 2516
Other 398
Total 10037

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11219
Mixed Ethnicity 198
Indian 163
Pakistani 61
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 23
Other Asian 50
Black African 24
Black Caribbean 42
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 27
Total 11823

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 11072
Wales 116
Scotland 81
Northern Ireland 44
Republic of Ireland 145
European Union 92
Other 273
Total 11823

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9924
Republic of Ireland 136
Europe (including European Union) 49
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 40
North America or Caribbean 19
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 9
None 1683

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8303
No Religion 2333
Buddhist 22
Hindu 55
Jewish 19
Muslim 131
Sikh 100
Other Religion 31
Not Stated 829
Total 11823

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 3212
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1296
Self Employed 1047
Unemployed 217
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 521
Retired 1775
Looking After Home or Family 211
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 191
Other 110
Total 8580

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 45
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 559
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 51
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 37
Construction 581
RetailInc. Wholesale 825
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 177
Accommodation and Food 213
Information and Communication 249
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 322
Real Estate 92
Professional, Scientific and Technical 407
Administration 247
Public Administration and Defence 280
Education 655
HealthInc. Social Work 663
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 328
Total 5733