Information about the BB2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BB2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BB2 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 4569
Semi-Detached 7879
Terraced 10894
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2878
Flat (Converted) 414
Residence in Commercial Building 226
Caravan/Park/Temporary 27
Total 26887

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7875
Owned with Mortgage 8754
Shared Ownership 163
Rented: From Council 1412
Rented: Other Social 3283
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3667
Rented: Other 410
Rent Free 396
Total 25960

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 8127
Two People 8068
Three People 3970
Four People 3238
Five People 1463
Six People 730
Seven People 194
8+ People 170
Total 25960

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 3261
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5413
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4265
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6939
Total 19878

Gender Back to Top

Male 32396
Female 32481
Total 64877

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 4662
5-7 2728
8-9 1672
10-14 4424
15 986
16-17 1826
18-19 1535
20-24 4117
25-29 4539
30-44 13447
45-59 12022
60-64 3599
65-74 4995
75-84 3118
85-89 819
90+ 388
Total 64877

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 16998
Married 23668
Divorced 4632
Separated 1451
Widowed 3558
Same Sex 98
Total 50405

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 29543
Good 21555
Fair 9088
Bad 3612
Very Bad 1079
Total 64877

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) 11032
Apprenticeship 2153
2+ A Levels 5807
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7822
1-4 GCSEs 6974
No GCSEs 13628
Other 2989
Total 50405

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 49958
Mixed Ethnicity 793
Indian 5167
Pakistani 6327
Bangladeshi 577
Chinese 292
Other Asian 698
Black African 322
Black Caribbean 93
Other Black/African/Caribbean 48
Other 602
Total 64877

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 55440
Wales 279
Scotland 1011
Northern Ireland 333
Republic of Ireland 319
European Union 1439
Other 6056
Total 64877

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 49466
Republic of Ireland 238
Europe (including European Union) 1298
African Countries 195
Middle East or Asia 1430
North America or Caribbean 60
Central America 0
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 38
None 12526

Religion Back to Top

Christian 39254
No Religion 9060
Buddhist 137
Hindu 332
Jewish 18
Muslim 12236
Sikh 79
Other Religion 123
Not Stated 3638
Total 64877

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 16751
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6300
Self Employed 3627
Unemployed 2326
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3804
Retired 6224
Looking After Home or Family 2519
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3063
Other 1466
Total 46080

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 106
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 4168
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 109
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 182
Construction 1856
RetailInc. Wholesale 4720
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1136
Accommodation and Food 1363
Information and Communication 750
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 502
Real Estate 354
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1258
Administration 1236
Public Administration and Defence 1549
Education 2965
HealthInc. Social Work 4365
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1104
Total 27736