Information about the BB4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BB4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BB4 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 3938
Semi-Detached 4526
Terraced 7911
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1729
Flat (Converted) 186
Residence in Commercial Building 230
Caravan/Park/Temporary 84
Total 18604

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5678
Owned with Mortgage 6730
Shared Ownership 53
Rented: From Council 790
Rented: Other Social 1769
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2106
Rented: Other 250
Rent Free 246
Total 17622

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 5393
Two People 6140
Three People 2728
Four People 2161
Five People 797
Six People 261
Seven People 90
8+ People 52
Total 17622

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 2930
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4017
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3062
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3337
Total 13346

Gender Back to Top

Male 20441
Female 21257
Total 41698

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 2602
5-7 1440
8-9 929
10-14 2532
15 539
16-17 1149
18-19 936
20-24 2354
25-29 2384
30-44 8593
45-59 8759
60-64 2905
65-74 3517
75-84 2149
85-89 613
90+ 297
Total 41698

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 10650
Married 16019
Divorced 3402
Separated 942
Widowed 2567
Same Sex 76
Total 33656

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 19423
Good 13847
Fair 5727
Bad 2112
Very Bad 589
Total 41698

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) 8982
Apprenticeship 1327
2+ A Levels 4364
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5469
1-4 GCSEs 4521
No GCSEs 7733
Other 1260
Total 33656

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 38078
Mixed Ethnicity 408
Indian 144
Pakistani 1052
Bangladeshi 1561
Chinese 150
Other Asian 151
Black African 29
Black Caribbean 45
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 72
Total 41698

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 38521
Wales 215
Scotland 471
Northern Ireland 155
Republic of Ireland 275
European Union 443
Other 1618
Total 41698

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 33398
Republic of Ireland 235
Europe (including European Union) 325
African Countries 35
Middle East or Asia 393
North America or Caribbean 67
Central America 2
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 42
None 7395

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26286
No Religion 9845
Buddhist 103
Hindu 73
Jewish 37
Muslim 2464
Sikh 9
Other Religion 135
Not Stated 2746
Total 41698

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 12410
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4160
Self Employed 3064
Unemployed 1187
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2126
Retired 4508
Looking After Home or Family 1085
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1565
Other 492
Total 30597

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 54
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 2742
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 56
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 137
Construction 1691
RetailInc. Wholesale 3195
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 817
Accommodation and Food 836
Information and Communication 504
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 532
Real Estate 291
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1095
Administration 926
Public Administration and Defence 1270
Education 2295
HealthInc. Social Work 2915
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 871
Total 20238