Information about the BH3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BH3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BH3 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 1453
Semi-Detached 143
Terraced 76
Flat (Purpose-Built) 638
Flat (Converted) 823
Residence in Commercial Building 68
Total 3201

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 889
Owned with Mortgage 920
Shared Ownership 28
Rented: From Council 70
Rented: Other Social 181
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 941
Rented: Other 44
Rent Free 25
Total 3098

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 964
Two People 1034
Three People 428
Four People 387
Five People 161
Six People 90
Seven People 17
8+ People 17
Total 3098

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 664
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 940
C2 - Skilled manual workers 325
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 404
Total 2333

Gender Back to Top

Male 4029
Female 3944
Total 7973

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
0-4 383
5-7 159
8-9 115
10-14 324
15 54
16-17 165
18-19 439
20-24 1309
25-29 584
30-44 1370
45-59 1386
60-64 411
65-74 637
75-84 406
85-89 142
90+ 89
Total 7973

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 3349
Married 2506
Divorced 523
Separated 151
Widowed 381
Same Sex 28
Total 6938

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 4115
Good 2663
Fair 837
Bad 261
Very Bad 97
Total 7973

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) 2151
Apprenticeship 196
2+ A Levels 1508
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 976
1-4 GCSEs 751
No GCSEs 938
Other 418
Total 6938

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 7119
Mixed Ethnicity 227
Indian 115
Pakistani 20
Bangladeshi 27
Chinese 99
Other Asian 169
Black African 44
Black Caribbean 22
Other Black/African/Caribbean 15
Other 116
Total 7973

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 6311
Wales 116
Scotland 124
Northern Ireland 37
Republic of Ireland 64
European Union 445
Other 876
Total 7973

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 6372
Republic of Ireland 66
Europe (including European Union) 482
African Countries 60
Middle East or Asia 224
North America or Caribbean 46
Central America 2
South America 33
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 39
None 769

Religion Back to Top

Christian 4294
No Religion 2511
Buddhist 48
Hindu 83
Jewish 98
Muslim 204
Sikh 13
Other Religion 53
Not Stated 669
Total 7973

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 1860
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 681
Self Employed 723
Unemployed 171
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1668
Retired 696
Looking After Home or Family 205
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 207
Other 90
Total 6301

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 8
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 211
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 16
Construction 243
RetailInc. Wholesale 626
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 159
Accommodation and Food 283
Information and Communication 164
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 348
Real Estate 97
Professional, Scientific and Technical 264
Administration 134
Public Administration and Defence 128
Education 360
HealthInc. Social Work 451
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 207
Total 3710