Information about the BH2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BH2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BH2 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 257
Semi-Detached 108
Terraced 255
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4398
Flat (Converted) 1237
Residence in Commercial Building 232
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 6488

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1344
Owned with Mortgage 1066
Shared Ownership 129
Rented: From Council 187
Rented: Other Social 314
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2701
Rented: Other 128
Rent Free 53
Total 5922

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 3072
Two People 2011
Three People 523
Four People 230
Five People 47
Six People 24
Seven People 8
8+ People 7
Total 5922

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 1103
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1746
C2 - Skilled manual workers 638
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 999
Total 4486

Gender Back to Top

Male 5494
Female 4962
Total 10456

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
0-4 430
5-7 110
8-9 58
10-14 148
15 41
16-17 90
18-19 220
20-24 1225
25-29 1647
30-44 2600
45-59 1331
60-64 483
65-74 809
75-84 734
85-89 321
90+ 209
Total 10456

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 4919
Married 2626
Divorced 970
Separated 294
Widowed 786
Same Sex 74
Total 9669

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 4684
Good 3690
Fair 1456
Bad 469
Very Bad 157
Total 10456

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) 3318
Apprenticeship 235
2+ A Levels 1352
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1285
1-4 GCSEs 939
No GCSEs 1517
Other 1023
Total 9669

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 9192
Mixed Ethnicity 368
Indian 128
Pakistani 27
Bangladeshi 19
Chinese 153
Other Asian 249
Black African 104
Black Caribbean 26
Other Black/African/Caribbean 18
Other 172
Total 10456

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 7047
Wales 169
Scotland 186
Northern Ireland 51
Republic of Ireland 95
European Union 1396
Other 1512
Total 10456

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 7026
Republic of Ireland 101
Europe (including European Union) 1542
African Countries 144
Middle East or Asia 373
North America or Caribbean 88
Central America 1
South America 195
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 47
None 1088

Religion Back to Top

Christian 5593
No Religion 3363
Buddhist 111
Hindu 98
Jewish 138
Muslim 274
Sikh 9
Other Religion 55
Not Stated 815
Total 10456

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 3844
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 894
Self Employed 750
Unemployed 349
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1007
Retired 887
Looking After Home or Family 183
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 299
Other 192
Total 8405

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 4
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 362
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 23
Construction 243
RetailInc. Wholesale 873
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 200
Accommodation and Food 860
Information and Communication 293
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 724
Real Estate 89
Professional, Scientific and Technical 347
Administration 318
Public Administration and Defence 178
Education 419
HealthInc. Social Work 648
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 267
Total 5861