Information about the BD21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BD21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BD21 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 1155
Semi-Detached 3267
Terraced 6570
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1473
Flat (Converted) 291
Residence in Commercial Building 221
Caravan/Park/Temporary 115
Total 13092

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3593
Owned with Mortgage 4087
Shared Ownership 32
Rented: From Council 607
Rented: Other Social 1215
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2337
Rented: Other 239
Rent Free 210
Total 12320

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 3833
Two People 3546
Three People 1787
Four People 1396
Five People 734
Six People 601
Seven People 192
8+ People 231
Total 12320

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 916
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2236
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2276
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4135
Total 9563

Gender Back to Top

Male 16272
Female 16508
Total 32780

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 2907
5-7 1574
8-9 1003
10-14 2324
15 470
16-17 902
18-19 924
20-24 2307
25-29 2629
30-44 6737
45-59 5333
60-64 1597
65-74 2113
75-84 1377
85-89 400
90+ 183
Total 32780

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 8182
Married 11559
Divorced 2296
Separated 857
Widowed 1572
Same Sex 36
Total 24502

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 13892
Good 11966
Fair 4851
Bad 1623
Very Bad 448
Total 32780

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) 3457
Apprenticeship 963
2+ A Levels 2640
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3686
1-4 GCSEs 3774
No GCSEs 8305
Other 1677
Total 24502

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 20362
Mixed Ethnicity 519
Indian 202
Pakistani 8865
Bangladeshi 1809
Chinese 103
Other Asian 398
Black African 177
Black Caribbean 62
Other Black/African/Caribbean 29
Other 254
Total 32780

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 26297
Wales 93
Scotland 269
Northern Ireland 88
Republic of Ireland 182
European Union 1026
Other 4825
Total 32780

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24592
Republic of Ireland 106
Europe (including European Union) 912
African Countries 132
Middle East or Asia 1209
North America or Caribbean 36
Central America 0
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 17
None 6107

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13395
No Religion 6286
Buddhist 82
Hindu 57
Jewish 18
Muslim 10790
Sikh 36
Other Religion 112
Not Stated 2004
Total 32780

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 7014
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3243
Self Employed 1910
Unemployed 1635
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1968
Retired 2580
Looking After Home or Family 1944
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1317
Other 931
Total 22542

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 41
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 1750
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 25
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 94
Construction 888
RetailInc. Wholesale 2466
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 973
Accommodation and Food 881
Information and Communication 200
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 539
Real Estate 125
Professional, Scientific and Technical 401
Administration 558
Public Administration and Defence 485
Education 1031
HealthInc. Social Work 1796
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 442
Total 12699