Information about the B72 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B72. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B72 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 2299
Semi-Detached 1813
Terraced 676
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1204
Flat (Converted) 241
Residence in Commercial Building 79
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 6313

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2520
Owned with Mortgage 2311
Shared Ownership 26
Rented: From Council 180
Rented: Other Social 69
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 829
Rented: Other 53
Rent Free 70
Total 6058

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 1818
Two People 2110
Three People 852
Four People 870
Five People 301
Six People 83
Seven People 13
8+ People 11
Total 6058

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 1611
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1489
C2 - Skilled manual workers 625
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 518
Total 4243

Gender Back to Top

Male 7103
Female 7469
Total 14572

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
0-4 744
5-7 414
8-9 297
10-14 824
15 180
16-17 409
18-19 300
20-24 726
25-29 901
30-44 2674
45-59 3144
60-64 1057
65-74 1414
75-84 985
85-89 298
90+ 205
Total 14572

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 3784
Married 6200
Divorced 857
Separated 238
Widowed 999
Same Sex 35
Total 12113

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 7285
Good 4900
Fair 1805
Bad 449
Very Bad 133
Total 14572

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) 4739
Apprenticeship 374
2+ A Levels 1426
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1701
1-4 GCSEs 1385
No GCSEs 2097
Other 391
Total 12113

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 12749
Mixed Ethnicity 379
Indian 541
Pakistani 276
Bangladeshi 50
Chinese 116
Other Asian 84
Black African 56
Black Caribbean 191
Other Black/African/Caribbean 54
Other 76
Total 14572

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 12909
Wales 190
Scotland 175
Northern Ireland 75
Republic of Ireland 192
European Union 242
Other 789
Total 14572

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 12439
Republic of Ireland 190
Europe (including European Union) 194
African Countries 63
Middle East or Asia 144
North America or Caribbean 31
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 28
None 1593

Religion Back to Top

Christian 9229
No Religion 3270
Buddhist 48
Hindu 236
Jewish 14
Muslim 411
Sikh 251
Other Religion 55
Not Stated 1058
Total 14572

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 4557
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1358
Self Employed 1214
Unemployed 328
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 774
Retired 1673
Looking After Home or Family 284
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 287
Other 150
Total 10625

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 4
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 580
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 51
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 44
Construction 531
RetailInc. Wholesale 1040
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 265
Accommodation and Food 313
Information and Communication 292
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 362
Real Estate 140
Professional, Scientific and Technical 691
Administration 295
Public Administration and Defence 447
Education 1017
HealthInc. Social Work 931
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 357
Total 7362