Information about the BH23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BH23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BH23 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 10975
Semi-Detached 4844
Terraced 4316
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4296
Flat (Converted) 660
Residence in Commercial Building 354
Caravan/Park/Temporary 133
Total 25578

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 10872
Owned with Mortgage 6947
Shared Ownership 189
Rented: From Council 281
Rented: Other Social 2627
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2380
Rented: Other 252
Rent Free 270
Total 23818

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 7368
Two People 9407
Three People 3067
Four People 2717
Five People 936
Six People 260
Seven People 48
8+ People 15
Total 23818

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 3462
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4273
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3169
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2749
Total 13653

Gender Back to Top

Male 25654
Female 27859
Total 53513

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 2408
5-7 1525
8-9 968
10-14 2899
15 616
16-17 1207
18-19 1000
20-24 2331
25-29 2058
30-44 8342
45-59 10363
60-64 4293
65-74 7242
75-84 5576
85-89 1763
90+ 922
Total 53513

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 10743
Married 24369
Divorced 4357
Separated 955
Widowed 4579
Same Sex 94
Total 45097

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 23024
Good 19068
Fair 8421
Bad 2402
Very Bad 598
Total 53513

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) 11800
Apprenticeship 2311
2+ A Levels 5126
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7501
1-4 GCSEs 6085
No GCSEs 10255
Other 2019
Total 45097

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 52223
Mixed Ethnicity 562
Indian 105
Pakistani 11
Bangladeshi 44
Chinese 194
Other Asian 197
Black African 60
Black Caribbean 30
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 81
Total 53513

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 48766
Wales 768
Scotland 710
Northern Ireland 198
Republic of Ireland 314
European Union 912
Other 1845
Total 53513

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 43772
Republic of Ireland 235
Europe (including European Union) 655
African Countries 172
Middle East or Asia 252
North America or Caribbean 159
Central America 0
South America 26
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 169
None 8515

Religion Back to Top

Christian 35972
No Religion 12644
Buddhist 165
Hindu 55
Jewish 108
Muslim 162
Sikh 6
Other Religion 299
Not Stated 4102
Total 53513

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 12172
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5722
Self Employed 4388
Unemployed 1090
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2129
Retired 8340
Looking After Home or Family 1324
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1148
Other 523
Total 36836

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 141
Mining/Quarrying 19
Manufacturing 1829
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 60
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 128
Construction 2090
RetailInc. Wholesale 3857
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 950
Accommodation and Food 1486
Information and Communication 798
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1269
Real Estate 530
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1377
Administration 894
Public Administration and Defence 1043
Education 2232
HealthInc. Social Work 3137
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1202
Total 23042