Information about the B78 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B78. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B78 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 3570
Semi-Detached 5030
Terraced 2242
Flat (Purpose-Built) 937
Flat (Converted) 122
Residence in Commercial Building 84
Caravan/Park/Temporary 100
Total 12085

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3845
Owned with Mortgage 4498
Shared Ownership 92
Rented: From Council 943
Rented: Other Social 790
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1110
Rented: Other 124
Rent Free 125
Total 11527

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 2718
Two People 4382
Three People 1977
Four People 1728
Five People 554
Six People 128
Seven People 31
8+ People 9
Total 11527

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 1584
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2598
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2105
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2172
Total 8459

Gender Back to Top

Male 14071
Female 14208
Total 28279

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 1638
5-7 972
8-9 627
10-14 1709
15 334
16-17 655
18-19 576
20-24 1537
25-29 1651
30-44 5709
45-59 6065
60-64 2088
65-74 2780
75-84 1467
85-89 339
90+ 132
Total 28279

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 6659
Married 12213
Divorced 2021
Separated 566
Widowed 1503
Same Sex 37
Total 22999

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 13056
Good 9788
Fair 3948
Bad 1154
Very Bad 333
Total 28279

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) 4504
Apprenticeship 858
2+ A Levels 2864
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4009
1-4 GCSEs 3581
No GCSEs 6214
Other 969
Total 22999

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 27613
Mixed Ethnicity 236
Indian 147
Pakistani 15
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 80
Other Asian 37
Black African 15
Black Caribbean 82
Other Black/African/Caribbean 12
Other 38
Total 28279

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 26901
Wales 236
Scotland 277
Northern Ireland 86
Republic of Ireland 127
European Union 279
Other 373
Total 28279

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 22353
Republic of Ireland 115
Europe (including European Union) 195
African Countries 36
Middle East or Asia 58
North America or Caribbean 32
Central America 6
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 21
None 5557

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19529
No Religion 6629
Buddhist 49
Hindu 73
Jewish 8
Muslim 59
Sikh 83
Other Religion 94
Not Stated 1755
Total 28279

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 8924
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3149
Self Employed 1962
Unemployed 788
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1191
Retired 3294
Looking After Home or Family 762
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 715
Other 276
Total 21061

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 132
Mining/Quarrying 60
Manufacturing 1847
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 83
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 127
Construction 1279
RetailInc. Wholesale 2722
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1291
Accommodation and Food 715
Information and Communication 366
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 414
Real Estate 146
Professional, Scientific and Technical 636
Administration 702
Public Administration and Defence 620
Education 1204
HealthInc. Social Work 1304
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 762
Total 14410