Information about the BH18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BH18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BH18 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 4694
Semi-Detached 743
Terraced 275
Flat (Purpose-Built) 384
Flat (Converted) 48
Residence in Commercial Building 29
Caravan/Park/Temporary 30
Total 6203

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3202
Owned with Mortgage 2287
Shared Ownership 6
Rented: From Council 168
Rented: Other Social 41
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 316
Rented: Other 35
Rent Free 39
Total 6094

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 1471
Two People 2482
Three People 888
Four People 942
Five People 237
Six People 57
Seven People 16
8+ People 1
Total 6094

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 1289
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1187
C2 - Skilled manual workers 755
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 406
Total 3637

Gender Back to Top

Male 7020
Female 7612
Total 14632

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
0-4 585
5-7 441
8-9 329
10-14 901
15 206
16-17 385
18-19 292
20-24 549
25-29 416
30-44 2155
45-59 3311
60-64 1169
65-74 1830
75-84 1475
85-89 380
90+ 208
Total 14632

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 2444
Married 7615
Divorced 812
Separated 194
Widowed 1085
Same Sex 20
Total 12170

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 7185
Good 4993
Fair 1859
Bad 473
Very Bad 122
Total 14632

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) 3774
Apprenticeship 712
2+ A Levels 1526
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2130
1-4 GCSEs 1478
No GCSEs 2114
Other 436
Total 12170

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 14273
Mixed Ethnicity 122
Indian 58
Pakistani 24
Bangladeshi 28
Chinese 41
Other Asian 46
Black African 18
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 16
Total 14632

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 13415
Wales 222
Scotland 215
Northern Ireland 36
Republic of Ireland 68
European Union 231
Other 445
Total 14632

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 12721
Republic of Ireland 62
Europe (including European Union) 142
African Countries 26
Middle East or Asia 47
North America or Caribbean 37
Central America 0
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 17
None 1660

Religion Back to Top

Christian 9729
No Religion 3562
Buddhist 41
Hindu 43
Jewish 29
Muslim 56
Sikh 5
Other Religion 53
Not Stated 1114
Total 14632

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 3648
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1664
Self Employed 1147
Unemployed 200
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 608
Retired 2204
Looking After Home or Family 363
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 159
Other 114
Total 10107

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 14
Mining/Quarrying 15
Manufacturing 759
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 25
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 46
Construction 577
RetailInc. Wholesale 1046
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 220
Accommodation and Food 216
Information and Communication 261
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 465
Real Estate 93
Professional, Scientific and Technical 483
Administration 220
Public Administration and Defence 415
Education 714
HealthInc. Social Work 823
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 345
Total 6737