Information about the BH12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BH12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BH12 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 6174
Semi-Detached 4857
Terraced 1583
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3426
Flat (Converted) 706
Residence in Commercial Building 210
Caravan/Park/Temporary 13
Total 16969

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4877
Owned with Mortgage 6011
Shared Ownership 162
Rented: From Council 1459
Rented: Other Social 1025
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2611
Rented: Other 238
Rent Free 176
Total 16559

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 4966
Two People 5915
Three People 2634
Four People 1991
Five People 707
Six People 237
Seven People 68
8+ People 41
Total 16559

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 1972
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3535
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3203
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3135
Total 11845

Gender Back to Top

Male 19202
Female 19788
Total 38990

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 2442
5-7 1270
8-9 802
10-14 2099
15 412
16-17 902
18-19 1072
20-24 2571
25-29 2674
30-44 8241
45-59 7233
60-64 2325
65-74 3557
75-84 2326
85-89 708
90+ 356
Total 38990

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 11036
Married 13988
Divorced 3579
Separated 861
Widowed 2374
Same Sex 127
Total 31965

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 17221
Good 13767
Fair 5663
Bad 1817
Very Bad 522
Total 38990

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) 6324
Apprenticeship 1563
2+ A Levels 4165
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5198
1-4 GCSEs 4994
No GCSEs 8088
Other 1633
Total 31965

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 36974
Mixed Ethnicity 633
Indian 247
Pakistani 25
Bangladeshi 144
Chinese 257
Other Asian 375
Black African 127
Black Caribbean 55
Other Black/African/Caribbean 18
Other 135
Total 38990

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34357
Wales 433
Scotland 541
Northern Ireland 124
Republic of Ireland 166
European Union 1425
Other 1944
Total 38990

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 28916
Republic of Ireland 112
Europe (including European Union) 1312
African Countries 151
Middle East or Asia 519
North America or Caribbean 90
Central America 10
South America 50
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 56
None 8034

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22594
No Religion 12481
Buddhist 179
Hindu 126
Jewish 75
Muslim 374
Sikh 24
Other Religion 182
Not Stated 2955
Total 38990

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 11223
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4274
Self Employed 2693
Unemployed 1062
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2256
Retired 4045
Looking After Home or Family 1346
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1198
Other 478
Total 28575

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 22
Mining/Quarrying 24
Manufacturing 2060
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 68
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 161
Construction 1737
RetailInc. Wholesale 3423
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 832
Accommodation and Food 1038
Information and Communication 516
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1238
Real Estate 274
Professional, Scientific and Technical 776
Administration 922
Public Administration and Defence 779
Education 1489
HealthInc. Social Work 2649
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 906
Total 18914