Information about the BD17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BD17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BD17 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 2194
Semi-Detached 3321
Terraced 1588
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2095
Flat (Converted) 186
Residence in Commercial Building 145
Caravan/Park/Temporary 230
Total 9759

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3055
Owned with Mortgage 3397
Shared Ownership 34
Rented: From Council 568
Rented: Other Social 573
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1398
Rented: Other 114
Rent Free 169
Total 9308

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 3208
Two People 3315
Three People 1346
Four People 1020
Five People 297
Six People 89
Seven People 17
8+ People 16
Total 9308

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 1818
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2340
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1304
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1292
Total 6754

Gender Back to Top

Male 10029
Female 10338
Total 20367

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 1046
5-7 634
8-9 366
10-14 1067
15 205
16-17 456
18-19 425
20-24 1051
25-29 1275
30-44 4055
45-59 4478
60-64 1520
65-74 2004
75-84 1282
85-89 349
90+ 154
Total 20367

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 5081
Married 8551
Divorced 1724
Separated 459
Widowed 1216
Same Sex 18
Total 17049

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 9759
Good 7047
Fair 2582
Bad 756
Very Bad 223
Total 20367

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) 5244
Apprenticeship 784
2+ A Levels 2018
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2727
1-4 GCSEs 2240
No GCSEs 3416
Other 620
Total 17049

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19038
Mixed Ethnicity 326
Indian 217
Pakistani 323
Bangladeshi 127
Chinese 51
Other Asian 101
Black African 38
Black Caribbean 38
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 97
Total 20367

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 18747
Wales 113
Scotland 277
Northern Ireland 71
Republic of Ireland 73
European Union 376
Other 710
Total 20367

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17049
Republic of Ireland 60
Europe (including European Union) 304
African Countries 35
Middle East or Asia 190
North America or Caribbean 38
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 37
None 2753

Religion Back to Top

Christian 12465
No Religion 5536
Buddhist 35
Hindu 90
Jewish 23
Muslim 572
Sikh 113
Other Religion 75
Not Stated 1458
Total 20367

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 6334
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2145
Self Employed 1639
Unemployed 562
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 872
Retired 2525
Looking After Home or Family 446
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 521
Other 220
Total 15264

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 34
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 1112
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 47
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 61
Construction 720
RetailInc. Wholesale 1608
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 354
Accommodation and Food 467
Information and Communication 351
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 597
Real Estate 189
Professional, Scientific and Technical 689
Administration 511
Public Administration and Defence 688
Education 1264
HealthInc. Social Work 1193
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 511
Total 10401