Information about the BH5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BH5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BH5 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 827
Semi-Detached 375
Terraced 170
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3305
Flat (Converted) 1947
Residence in Commercial Building 246
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 6871

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1313
Owned with Mortgage 1415
Shared Ownership 83
Rented: From Council 131
Rented: Other Social 313
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2786
Rented: Other 132
Rent Free 60
Total 6233

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 2943
Two People 1968
Three People 705
Four People 418
Five People 138
Six People 40
Seven People 10
8+ People 11
Total 6233

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 1044
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1680
C2 - Skilled manual workers 851
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1389
Total 4964

Gender Back to Top

Male 6350
Female 5952
Total 12302

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
0-4 662
5-7 263
8-9 131
10-14 393
15 95
16-17 189
18-19 265
20-24 1119
25-29 1340
30-44 3189
45-59 2000
60-64 657
65-74 883
75-84 714
85-89 254
90+ 148
Total 12302

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 5063
Married 3320
Divorced 1298
Separated 332
Widowed 700
Same Sex 45
Total 10758

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 5435
Good 4311
Fair 1733
Bad 631
Very Bad 192
Total 12302

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) 3204
Apprenticeship 316
2+ A Levels 1410
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1516
1-4 GCSEs 1256
No GCSEs 2005
Other 1051
Total 10758

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11314
Mixed Ethnicity 282
Indian 147
Pakistani 18
Bangladeshi 9
Chinese 146
Other Asian 164
Black African 79
Black Caribbean 46
Other Black/African/Caribbean 20
Other 77
Total 12302

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 9060
Wales 174
Scotland 243
Northern Ireland 49
Republic of Ireland 105
European Union 1451
Other 1220
Total 12302

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 8317
Republic of Ireland 92
Europe (including European Union) 1602
African Countries 140
Middle East or Asia 295
North America or Caribbean 63
Central America 4
South America 59
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 62
None 1818

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6824
No Religion 3858
Buddhist 111
Hindu 70
Jewish 108
Muslim 154
Sikh 11
Other Religion 119
Not Stated 1047
Total 12302

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 3797
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1103
Self Employed 1035
Unemployed 409
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1067
Retired 997
Looking After Home or Family 303
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 680
Other 251
Total 9642

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 11
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 518
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 29
Construction 363
RetailInc. Wholesale 952
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 247
Accommodation and Food 569
Information and Communication 261
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 487
Real Estate 124
Professional, Scientific and Technical 343
Administration 307
Public Administration and Defence 188
Education 561
HealthInc. Social Work 894
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 374
Total 6243