Information about the B6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B6 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 634
Semi-Detached 1394
Terraced 3618
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2057
Flat (Converted) 237
Residence in Commercial Building 158
Total 8098

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1634
Owned with Mortgage 1557
Shared Ownership 33
Rented: From Council 1814
Rented: Other Social 1115
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1368
Rented: Other 98
Rent Free 231
Total 7850

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 2287
Two People 1568
Three People 1068
Four People 935
Five People 772
Six People 709
Seven People 247
8+ People 264
Total 7850

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 535
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1579
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1043
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3306
Total 6463

Gender Back to Top

Male 13468
Female 13262
Total 26730

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 2505
5-7 1406
8-9 858
10-14 2152
15 406
16-17 802
18-19 1540
20-24 3543
25-29 2305
30-44 5394
45-59 3011
60-64 666
65-74 1125
75-84 801
85-89 148
90+ 68
Total 26730

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 9120
Married 7603
Divorced 976
Separated 706
Widowed 974
Same Sex 24
Total 19403

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 12684
Good 8676
Fair 3549
Bad 1388
Very Bad 433
Total 26730

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) 3070
Apprenticeship 185
2+ A Levels 3188
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2168
1-4 GCSEs 2506
No GCSEs 6404
Other 1882
Total 19403

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 4934
Mixed Ethnicity 1082
Indian 2505
Pakistani 6274
Bangladeshi 4664
Chinese 519
Other Asian 942
Black African 2014
Black Caribbean 2255
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1019
Other 522
Total 26730

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 15454
Wales 75
Scotland 81
Northern Ireland 47
Republic of Ireland 225
European Union 840
Other 10008
Total 26730

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 19358
Republic of Ireland 166
Europe (including European Union) 1322
African Countries 594
Middle East or Asia 2081
North America or Caribbean 327
Central America 4
South America 14
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 24
None 3085

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6825
No Religion 2544
Buddhist 163
Hindu 600
Jewish 27
Muslim 14404
Sikh 407
Other Religion 90
Not Stated 1670
Total 26730

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 3292
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2215
Self Employed 872
Unemployed 1721
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4986
Retired 1248
Looking After Home or Family 1826
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1023
Other 1203
Total 18386

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 1
Manufacturing 614
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 40
Construction 195
RetailInc. Wholesale 1407
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 583
Accommodation and Food 907
Information and Communication 151
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 227
Real Estate 106
Professional, Scientific and Technical 269
Administration 485
Public Administration and Defence 300
Education 824
HealthInc. Social Work 948
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 340
Total 7418