Information about the BH21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BH21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BH21 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 14213
Semi-Detached 4372
Terraced 2874
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2154
Flat (Converted) 316
Residence in Commercial Building 171
Caravan/Park/Temporary 168
Total 24268

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 10198
Owned with Mortgage 8343
Shared Ownership 64
Rented: From Council 228
Rented: Other Social 1804
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2172
Rented: Other 337
Rent Free 399
Total 23545

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 5808
Two People 9569
Three People 3516
Four People 3283
Five People 1032
Six People 260
Seven People 52
8+ People 25
Total 23545

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 4644
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4728
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3439
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2347
Total 15158

Gender Back to Top

Male 27483
Female 29329
Total 56812

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 2579
5-7 1801
8-9 1185
10-14 3515
15 849
16-17 1553
18-19 1196
20-24 2498
25-29 2110
30-44 9287
45-59 12343
60-64 4609
65-74 6758
75-84 4539
85-89 1333
90+ 657
Total 56812

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 10638
Married 27459
Divorced 4186
Separated 880
Widowed 3645
Same Sex 75
Total 46883

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 27734
Good 19825
Fair 7040
Bad 1745
Very Bad 468
Total 56812

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) 14034
Apprenticeship 2419
2+ A Levels 5725
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7958
1-4 GCSEs 6379
No GCSEs 8650
Other 1718
Total 46883

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 55878
Mixed Ethnicity 410
Indian 85
Pakistani 24
Bangladeshi 107
Chinese 103
Other Asian 100
Black African 28
Black Caribbean 19
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 45
Total 56812

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 52218
Wales 846
Scotland 829
Northern Ireland 185
Republic of Ireland 193
European Union 913
Other 1628
Total 56812

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 47821
Republic of Ireland 172
Europe (including European Union) 547
African Countries 103
Middle East or Asia 138
North America or Caribbean 175
Central America 5
South America 17
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 174
None 8067

Religion Back to Top

Christian 37329
No Religion 14492
Buddhist 111
Hindu 62
Jewish 67
Muslim 189
Sikh 17
Other Religion 227
Not Stated 4318
Total 56812

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 14831
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6679
Self Employed 5084
Unemployed 857
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2478
Retired 7784
Looking After Home or Family 1426
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 748
Other 467
Total 40354

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 394
Mining/Quarrying 32
Manufacturing 2763
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 95
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 193
Construction 2510
RetailInc. Wholesale 4332
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 901
Accommodation and Food 1130
Information and Communication 883
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1503
Real Estate 557
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1775
Administration 1142
Public Administration and Defence 1525
Education 3062
HealthInc. Social Work 3239
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1530
Total 27566