Information about the BB8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BB8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BB8 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 2410
Semi-Detached 4164
Terraced 11286
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1352
Flat (Converted) 201
Residence in Commercial Building 225
Caravan/Park/Temporary 74
Total 19712

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6354
Owned with Mortgage 6462
Shared Ownership 36
Rented: From Council 1136
Rented: Other Social 1152
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3021
Rented: Other 278
Rent Free 259
Total 18698

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 6122
Two People 6610
Three People 2813
Four People 2195
Five People 629
Six People 255
Seven People 43
8+ People 31
Total 18698

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 2150
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3558
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3911
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4206
Total 13825

Gender Back to Top

Male 20695
Female 21448
Total 42143

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 2573
5-7 1378
8-9 819
10-14 2452
15 477
16-17 1030
18-19 1021
20-24 2533
25-29 2633
30-44 8210
45-59 8764
60-64 3083
65-74 3807
75-84 2367
85-89 675
90+ 321
Total 42143

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 11247
Married 15695
Divorced 3830
Separated 956
Widowed 2667
Same Sex 49
Total 34444

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 18713
Good 14528
Fair 6219
Bad 2123
Very Bad 560
Total 42143

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) 7095
Apprenticeship 1929
2+ A Levels 4739
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5647
1-4 GCSEs 4570
No GCSEs 9083
Other 1381
Total 34444

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 40663
Mixed Ethnicity 333
Indian 54
Pakistani 740
Bangladeshi 45
Chinese 111
Other Asian 120
Black African 15
Black Caribbean 19
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 37
Total 42143

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 39454
Wales 180
Scotland 638
Northern Ireland 176
Republic of Ireland 153
European Union 722
Other 820
Total 42143

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 32559
Republic of Ireland 105
Europe (including European Union) 542
African Countries 36
Middle East or Asia 171
North America or Caribbean 63
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 32
None 8780

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26077
No Religion 12078
Buddhist 112
Hindu 20
Jewish 18
Muslim 858
Sikh 9
Other Religion 189
Not Stated 2782
Total 42143

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 12638
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4359
Self Employed 2879
Unemployed 1256
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1865
Retired 4841
Looking After Home or Family 1083
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1666
Other 494
Total 31081

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 194
Mining/Quarrying 17
Manufacturing 4658
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 21
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 105
Construction 1692
RetailInc. Wholesale 3483
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 590
Accommodation and Food 1041
Information and Communication 345
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 549
Real Estate 287
Professional, Scientific and Technical 803
Administration 885
Public Administration and Defence 843
Education 1750
HealthInc. Social Work 2529
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 783
Total 20575