Information about the BB18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BB18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BB18 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 1279
Semi-Detached 1814
Terraced 4630
Flat (Purpose-Built) 332
Flat (Converted) 82
Residence in Commercial Building 121
Caravan/Park/Temporary 55
Total 8313

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2957
Owned with Mortgage 2882
Shared Ownership 13
Rented: From Council 262
Rented: Other Social 312
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1219
Rented: Other 112
Rent Free 96
Total 7853

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 2406
Two People 2917
Three People 1165
Four People 944
Five People 280
Six People 105
Seven People 21
8+ People 15
Total 7853

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 925
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1489
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1738
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1538
Total 5690

Gender Back to Top

Male 8857
Female 9097
Total 17954

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 1030
5-7 561
8-9 347
10-14 1024
15 200
16-17 429
18-19 400
20-24 1057
25-29 1074
30-44 3546
45-59 3733
60-64 1335
65-74 1738
75-84 1059
85-89 272
90+ 149
Total 17954

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 4428
Married 7291
Divorced 1545
Separated 381
Widowed 1125
Same Sex 22
Total 14792

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 8069
Good 6347
Fair 2554
Bad 787
Very Bad 197
Total 17954

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) 3031
Apprenticeship 875
2+ A Levels 2102
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2460
1-4 GCSEs 1980
No GCSEs 3709
Other 635
Total 14792

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 17450
Mixed Ethnicity 116
Indian 26
Pakistani 229
Bangladeshi 11
Chinese 55
Other Asian 43
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 13
Total 17954

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 16766
Wales 73
Scotland 318
Northern Ireland 68
Republic of Ireland 57
European Union 359
Other 313
Total 17954

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14343
Republic of Ireland 48
Europe (including European Union) 274
African Countries 17
Middle East or Asia 70
North America or Caribbean 33
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 14
None 3225

Religion Back to Top

Christian 11373
No Religion 5004
Buddhist 32
Hindu 10
Jewish 9
Muslim 262
Sikh 5
Other Religion 62
Not Stated 1197
Total 17954

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 5658
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1824
Self Employed 1284
Unemployed 466
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 765
Retired 2208
Looking After Home or Family 406
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 545
Other 156
Total 13312

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 121
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 2276
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 8
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 47
Construction 687
RetailInc. Wholesale 1404
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 263
Accommodation and Food 510
Information and Communication 142
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 304
Real Estate 112
Professional, Scientific and Technical 344
Administration 421
Public Administration and Defence 334
Education 743
HealthInc. Social Work 1030
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 304
Total 9066