Information about the B49 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B49. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B49 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 1922
Semi-Detached 1828
Terraced 1111
Flat (Purpose-Built) 370
Flat (Converted) 90
Residence in Commercial Building 82
Caravan/Park/Temporary 110
Total 5513

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2105
Owned with Mortgage 1627
Shared Ownership 45
Rented: From Council 74
Rented: Other Social 678
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 570
Rented: Other 77
Rent Free 86
Total 5262

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 1526
Two People 2072
Three People 780
Four People 627
Five People 194
Six People 50
Seven People 11
8+ People 2
Total 5262

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 1001
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1034
C2 - Skilled manual workers 743
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 653
Total 3431

Gender Back to Top

Male 5890
Female 6157
Total 12047

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
0-4 481
5-7 323
8-9 223
10-14 672
15 165
16-17 301
18-19 246
20-24 545
25-29 483
30-44 1988
45-59 2819
60-64 997
65-74 1543
75-84 910
85-89 218
90+ 133
Total 12047

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 2522
Married 5507
Divorced 1064
Separated 232
Widowed 848
Same Sex 10
Total 10183

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 5695
Good 4112
Fair 1642
Bad 495
Very Bad 103
Total 12047

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) 3054
Apprenticeship 381
2+ A Levels 1187
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1646
1-4 GCSEs 1293
No GCSEs 2192
Other 430
Total 10183

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11821
Mixed Ethnicity 90
Indian 47
Pakistani 4
Chinese 25
Other Asian 31
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 9
Total 12047

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 11135
Wales 203
Scotland 144
Northern Ireland 48
Republic of Ireland 66
European Union 178
Other 273
Total 12047

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9579
Republic of Ireland 59
Europe (including European Union) 134
African Countries 18
Middle East or Asia 47
North America or Caribbean 39
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 40
None 2203

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8776
No Religion 2341
Buddhist 20
Hindu 23
Jewish 15
Muslim 8
Sikh 16
Other Religion 34
Not Stated 814
Total 12047

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 3324
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1234
Self Employed 1322
Unemployed 224
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 483
Retired 1682
Looking After Home or Family 309
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 211
Other 133
Total 8922

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 177
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 695
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 32
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 57
Construction 464
RetailInc. Wholesale 1057
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 217
Accommodation and Food 326
Information and Communication 219
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 212
Real Estate 99
Professional, Scientific and Technical 511
Administration 302
Public Administration and Defence 220
Education 581
HealthInc. Social Work 576
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 336
Total 6083