Information about the BH17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BH17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BH17 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 4170
Semi-Detached 3104
Terraced 2217
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1180
Flat (Converted) 64
Residence in Commercial Building 36
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 10772

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3408
Owned with Mortgage 4522
Shared Ownership 86
Rented: From Council 605
Rented: Other Social 650
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1172
Rented: Other 131
Rent Free 77
Total 10651

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 2737
Two People 3862
Three People 1882
Four People 1527
Five People 468
Six People 132
Seven People 32
8+ People 11
Total 10651

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 1474
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2499
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2129
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1829
Total 7931

Gender Back to Top

Male 12490
Female 13262
Total 25752

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 1636
5-7 915
8-9 566
10-14 1514
15 345
16-17 629
18-19 617
20-24 1432
25-29 1498
30-44 5305
45-59 5557
60-64 1616
65-74 2168
75-84 1473
85-89 343
90+ 138
Total 25752

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 6015
Married 10728
Divorced 2252
Separated 459
Widowed 1281
Same Sex 41
Total 20776

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 12041
Good 9321
Fair 3201
Bad 920
Very Bad 269
Total 25752

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) 4181
Apprenticeship 1077
2+ A Levels 2839
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3815
1-4 GCSEs 3593
No GCSEs 4416
Other 855
Total 20776

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 25020
Mixed Ethnicity 250
Indian 83
Pakistani 23
Bangladeshi 65
Chinese 98
Other Asian 87
Black African 48
Black Caribbean 17
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 50
Total 25752

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 23535
Wales 303
Scotland 339
Northern Ireland 85
Republic of Ireland 110
European Union 615
Other 765
Total 25752

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 20478
Republic of Ireland 93
Europe (including European Union) 433
African Countries 77
Middle East or Asia 142
North America or Caribbean 48
Central America 0
South America 14
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 29
None 4582

Religion Back to Top

Christian 15407
No Religion 8112
Buddhist 71
Hindu 41
Jewish 38
Muslim 132
Sikh 12
Other Religion 108
Not Stated 1831
Total 25752

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 8141
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3282
Self Employed 1542
Unemployed 539
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1093
Retired 2564
Looking After Home or Family 780
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 617
Other 264
Total 18822

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 25
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 1827
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 45
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 150
Construction 1114
RetailInc. Wholesale 2495
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 627
Accommodation and Food 552
Information and Communication 362
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 881
Real Estate 168
Professional, Scientific and Technical 576
Administration 596
Public Administration and Defence 724
Education 1048
HealthInc. Social Work 1574
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 675
Total 13455