Information about the B79 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B79. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B79 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 3218
Semi-Detached 3685
Terraced 2177
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1979
Flat (Converted) 155
Residence in Commercial Building 110
Caravan/Park/Temporary 102
Total 11426

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3725
Owned with Mortgage 3584
Shared Ownership 74
Rented: From Council 1433
Rented: Other Social 668
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1288
Rented: Other 136
Rent Free 150
Total 11058

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 3262
Two People 4205
Three People 1693
Four People 1326
Five People 430
Six People 111
Seven People 23
8+ People 8
Total 11058

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 1474
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2295
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1746
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2039
Total 7554

Gender Back to Top

Male 12432
Female 13044
Total 25476

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 1311
5-7 784
8-9 541
10-14 1469
15 265
16-17 598
18-19 540
20-24 1339
25-29 1402
30-44 4850
45-59 5155
60-64 1835
65-74 2895
75-84 1767
85-89 463
90+ 262
Total 25476

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 5973
Married 10654
Divorced 2037
Separated 527
Widowed 1887
Same Sex 28
Total 21106

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 11062
Good 8885
Fair 3874
Bad 1250
Very Bad 405
Total 25476

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) 4362
Apprenticeship 751
2+ A Levels 2372
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3460
1-4 GCSEs 3218
No GCSEs 6019
Other 924
Total 21106

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 24908
Mixed Ethnicity 229
Indian 119
Pakistani 7
Bangladeshi 20
Chinese 63
Other Asian 36
Black African 22
Black Caribbean 40
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 23
Total 25476

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 23826
Wales 273
Scotland 267
Northern Ireland 107
Republic of Ireland 160
European Union 460
Other 383
Total 25476

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 19341
Republic of Ireland 123
Europe (including European Union) 387
African Countries 39
Middle East or Asia 57
North America or Caribbean 30
Central America 1
South America 12
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 32
None 5540

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17258
No Religion 6218
Buddhist 48
Hindu 45
Jewish 6
Muslim 79
Sikh 36
Other Religion 94
Not Stated 1692
Total 25476

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 7239
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2775
Self Employed 1641
Unemployed 765
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1103
Retired 3411
Looking After Home or Family 677
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 760
Other 243
Total 18614

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 130
Mining/Quarrying 29
Manufacturing 1518
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 58
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 84
Construction 938
RetailInc. Wholesale 2267
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 916
Accommodation and Food 644
Information and Communication 351
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 361
Real Estate 125
Professional, Scientific and Technical 617
Administration 578
Public Administration and Defence 545
Education 1073
HealthInc. Social Work 1203
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 555
Total 11992