Information about the B5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B5 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 488
Semi-Detached 739
Terraced 791
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5091
Flat (Converted) 121
Residence in Commercial Building 215
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 7455

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 811
Owned with Mortgage 886
Shared Ownership 80
Rented: From Council 1173
Rented: Other Social 1396
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2365
Rented: Other 94
Rent Free 186
Total 6991

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 3250
Two People 1939
Three People 761
Four People 489
Five People 263
Six People 181
Seven People 55
8+ People 53
Total 6991

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 1473
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2187
C2 - Skilled manual workers 648
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1711
Total 6019

Gender Back to Top

Male 8712
Female 7892
Total 16604

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
0-4 994
5-7 497
8-9 286
10-14 777
15 149
16-17 305
18-19 1435
20-24 3210
25-29 1945
30-44 3247
45-59 1965
60-64 487
65-74 708
75-84 465
85-89 92
90+ 42
Total 16604

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 8802
Married 3388
Divorced 796
Separated 404
Widowed 442
Same Sex 69
Total 13901

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 8444
Good 5303
Fair 1881
Bad 751
Very Bad 225
Total 16604

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) 4529
Apprenticeship 143
2+ A Levels 2983
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1379
1-4 GCSEs 1266
No GCSEs 2447
Other 1154
Total 13901

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 6736
Mixed Ethnicity 1023
Indian 1508
Pakistani 1193
Bangladeshi 459
Chinese 1226
Other Asian 747
Black African 1030
Black Caribbean 1180
Other Black/African/Caribbean 464
Other 1038
Total 16604

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 9810
Wales 128
Scotland 134
Northern Ireland 83
Republic of Ireland 237
European Union 913
Other 5299
Total 16604

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 11056
Republic of Ireland 201
Europe (including European Union) 1193
African Countries 387
Middle East or Asia 1947
North America or Caribbean 214
Central America 4
South America 19
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 49
None 1760

Religion Back to Top

Christian 5870
No Religion 4050
Buddhist 263
Hindu 695
Jewish 112
Muslim 3937
Sikh 451
Other Religion 116
Not Stated 1110
Total 16604

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 3665
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1101
Self Employed 719
Unemployed 895
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4541
Retired 810
Looking After Home or Family 560
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 597
Other 414
Total 13302

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 9
Manufacturing 349
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 23
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 19
Construction 166
RetailInc. Wholesale 979
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 195
Accommodation and Food 708
Information and Communication 289
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 289
Real Estate 97
Professional, Scientific and Technical 553
Administration 307
Public Administration and Defence 267
Education 760
HealthInc. Social Work 992
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 391
Total 6393