Information about the BD23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BD23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BD23 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 4022
Semi-Detached 4302
Terraced 5724
Flat (Purpose-Built) 944
Flat (Converted) 381
Residence in Commercial Building 196
Caravan/Park/Temporary 227
Total 15796

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6010
Owned with Mortgage 4194
Shared Ownership 71
Rented: From Council 342
Rented: Other Social 977
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2216
Rented: Other 253
Rent Free 316
Total 14379

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 4553
Two People 5679
Three People 1847
Four People 1531
Five People 539
Six People 165
Seven People 30
8+ People 35
Total 14379

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 2609
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2681
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2364
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1883
Total 9537

Gender Back to Top

Male 15589
Female 16693
Total 32282

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 1472
5-7 922
8-9 697
10-14 1844
15 412
16-17 752
18-19 645
20-24 1424
25-29 1413
30-44 5389
45-59 7295
60-64 2573
65-74 3773
75-84 2516
85-89 762
90+ 393
Total 32282

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 6802
Married 14555
Divorced 2660
Separated 511
Widowed 2357
Same Sex 50
Total 26935

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 15162
Good 11264
Fair 4447
Bad 1141
Very Bad 268
Total 32282

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) 8615
Apprenticeship 1140
2+ A Levels 3319
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4153
1-4 GCSEs 3160
No GCSEs 5533
Other 1015
Total 26935

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 31212
Mixed Ethnicity 222
Indian 112
Pakistani 434
Bangladeshi 29
Chinese 59
Other Asian 139
Black African 39
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 28
Total 32282

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 29980
Wales 185
Scotland 485
Northern Ireland 103
Republic of Ireland 111
European Union 562
Other 856
Total 32282

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 25957
Republic of Ireland 100
Europe (including European Union) 489
African Countries 49
Middle East or Asia 173
North America or Caribbean 107
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 113
None 5492

Religion Back to Top

Christian 21720
No Religion 7268
Buddhist 74
Hindu 51
Jewish 12
Muslim 465
Sikh 17
Other Religion 128
Not Stated 2547
Total 32282

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 8421
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3484
Self Employed 3620
Unemployed 619
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1299
Retired 4288
Looking After Home or Family 664
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 569
Other 300
Total 23264

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 770
Mining/Quarrying 50
Manufacturing 1559
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 23
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 85
Construction 1395
RetailInc. Wholesale 2364
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 517
Accommodation and Food 1365
Information and Communication 381
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 826
Real Estate 208
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1009
Administration 764
Public Administration and Defence 539
Education 1736
HealthInc. Social Work 1826
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 618
Total 16035