Information about the B74 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B74. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B74 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 6458
Semi-Detached 5126
Terraced 773
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2539
Flat (Converted) 168
Residence in Commercial Building 110
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 15175

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6971
Owned with Mortgage 5570
Shared Ownership 28
Rented: From Council 248
Rented: Other Social 375
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1177
Rented: Other 104
Rent Free 131
Total 14604

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 3879
Two People 5551
Three People 2104
Four People 2156
Five People 666
Six People 192
Seven People 43
8+ People 13
Total 14604

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 3476
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3238
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1463
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1015
Total 9192

Gender Back to Top

Male 16999
Female 18033
Total 35032

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 1573
5-7 1088
8-9 701
10-14 2107
15 382
16-17 902
18-19 720
20-24 1611
25-29 1468
30-44 6076
45-59 7430
60-64 2419
65-74 4363
75-84 3059
85-89 756
90+ 377
Total 35032

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 7077
Married 17128
Divorced 1941
Separated 527
Widowed 2467
Same Sex 41
Total 29181

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 17047
Good 12270
Fair 4214
Bad 1183
Very Bad 318
Total 35032

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) 10065
Apprenticeship 1080
2+ A Levels 3455
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4597
1-4 GCSEs 3533
No GCSEs 5312
Other 1139
Total 29181

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 30721
Mixed Ethnicity 588
Indian 2197
Pakistani 313
Bangladeshi 69
Chinese 135
Other Asian 359
Black African 98
Black Caribbean 262
Other Black/African/Caribbean 68
Other 222
Total 35032

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 31572
Wales 391
Scotland 380
Northern Ireland 137
Republic of Ireland 333
European Union 408
Other 1811
Total 35032

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30811
Republic of Ireland 289
Europe (including European Union) 278
African Countries 89
Middle East or Asia 303
North America or Caribbean 62
Central America 1
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 52
None 3337

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23663
No Religion 6252
Buddhist 77
Hindu 773
Jewish 37
Muslim 503
Sikh 1532
Other Religion 129
Not Stated 2066
Total 35032

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 9585
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3486
Self Employed 3019
Unemployed 690
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1777
Retired 4887
Looking After Home or Family 792
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 455
Other 298
Total 24989

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 26
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 1658
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 79
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 122
Construction 1359
RetailInc. Wholesale 2622
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 605
Accommodation and Food 590
Information and Communication 538
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 919
Real Estate 314
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1459
Administration 697
Public Administration and Defence 935
Education 1924
HealthInc. Social Work 2005
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 787
Total 16646