Information about the B68 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B68. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B68 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 1227
Semi-Detached 7842
Terraced 3496
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1598
Flat (Converted) 81
Residence in Commercial Building 151
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 14399

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4331
Owned with Mortgage 4654
Shared Ownership 79
Rented: From Council 2431
Rented: Other Social 415
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1403
Rented: Other 132
Rent Free 270
Total 13715

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 3970
Two People 4232
Three People 2280
Four People 1963
Five People 773
Six People 349
Seven People 89
8+ People 59
Total 13715

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 1365
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2799
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2422
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3095
Total 9681

Gender Back to Top

Male 16748
Female 17685
Total 34433

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 2222
5-7 1322
8-9 800
10-14 2248
15 459
16-17 941
18-19 986
20-24 2136
25-29 2201
30-44 6822
45-59 6519
60-64 1854
65-74 2964
75-84 2046
85-89 598
90+ 315
Total 34433

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 9152
Married 12760
Divorced 2175
Separated 834
Widowed 2426
Same Sex 35
Total 27382

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 14246
Good 12120
Fair 5528
Bad 2011
Very Bad 528
Total 34433

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) 4818
Apprenticeship 806
2+ A Levels 3069
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4177
1-4 GCSEs 3950
No GCSEs 8926
Other 1636
Total 27382

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 24749
Mixed Ethnicity 1329
Indian 3512
Pakistani 1634
Bangladeshi 189
Chinese 109
Other Asian 681
Black African 290
Black Caribbean 1289
Other Black/African/Caribbean 212
Other 439
Total 34433

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 29488
Wales 180
Scotland 170
Northern Ireland 73
Republic of Ireland 257
European Union 742
Other 3523
Total 34433

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24865
Republic of Ireland 203
Europe (including European Union) 719
African Countries 151
Middle East or Asia 923
North America or Caribbean 131
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 26
None 7557

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19429
No Religion 6747
Buddhist 57
Hindu 503
Jewish 12
Muslim 1999
Sikh 3276
Other Religion 164
Not Stated 2246
Total 34433

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 9269
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3428
Self Employed 1633
Unemployed 1519
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2018
Retired 3409
Looking After Home or Family 1160
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1274
Other 713
Total 24423

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 3
Manufacturing 1758
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 144
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 129
Construction 1102
RetailInc. Wholesale 2480
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 938
Accommodation and Food 726
Information and Communication 326
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 520
Real Estate 238
Professional, Scientific and Technical 641
Administration 741
Public Administration and Defence 807
Education 1580
HealthInc. Social Work 2033
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 634
Total 14806