Information about the BH16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BH16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BH16 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 2538
Semi-Detached 1795
Terraced 1339
Flat (Purpose-Built) 899
Flat (Converted) 70
Residence in Commercial Building 90
Caravan/Park/Temporary 165
Total 6896

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2442
Owned with Mortgage 2228
Shared Ownership 61
Rented: From Council 526
Rented: Other Social 469
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 767
Rented: Other 97
Rent Free 83
Total 6673

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 1715
Two People 2551
Three People 1045
Four People 928
Five People 306
Six People 90
Seven People 23
8+ People 15
Total 6673

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 831
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1359
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1276
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1170
Total 4636

Gender Back to Top

Male 7866
Female 8253
Total 16119

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
0-4 933
5-7 592
8-9 361
10-14 992
15 206
16-17 464
18-19 378
20-24 839
25-29 882
30-44 2885
45-59 3334
60-64 1174
65-74 1675
75-84 1038
85-89 257
90+ 109
Total 16119

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 3648
Married 6809
Divorced 1362
Separated 266
Widowed 932
Same Sex 18
Total 13035

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 7570
Good 5496
Fair 2270
Bad 633
Very Bad 150
Total 16119

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) 2604
Apprenticeship 758
2+ A Levels 1546
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2244
1-4 GCSEs 2153
No GCSEs 3185
Other 545
Total 13035

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 15852
Mixed Ethnicity 137
Indian 17
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 11
Chinese 32
Other Asian 39
Black African 16
Other 13
Total 16119

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 14816
Wales 214
Scotland 217
Northern Ireland 50
Republic of Ireland 55
European Union 363
Other 404
Total 16119

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 12550
Republic of Ireland 34
Europe (including European Union) 248
African Countries 22
Middle East or Asia 52
North America or Caribbean 45
Central America 2
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 32
None 3208

Religion Back to Top

Christian 9790
No Religion 4935
Buddhist 27
Hindu 5
Jewish 10
Muslim 37
Sikh 0
Other Religion 74
Not Stated 1241
Total 16119

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 4327
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1967
Self Employed 1098
Unemployed 389
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 711
Retired 2034
Looking After Home or Family 503
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 424
Other 178
Total 11631

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 54
Mining/Quarrying 20
Manufacturing 987
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 38
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 98
Construction 692
RetailInc. Wholesale 1258
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 299
Accommodation and Food 455
Information and Communication 178
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 305
Real Estate 100
Professional, Scientific and Technical 341
Administration 395
Public Administration and Defence 463
Education 612
HealthInc. Social Work 974
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 390
Total 7659