Information about the BH6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BH6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BH6 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 4761
Semi-Detached 1454
Terraced 301
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3060
Flat (Converted) 1949
Residence in Commercial Building 313
Caravan/Park/Temporary 115
Total 11953

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3962
Owned with Mortgage 3573
Shared Ownership 48
Rented: From Council 310
Rented: Other Social 553
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2547
Rented: Other 170
Rent Free 111
Total 11274

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 4076
Two People 4000
Three People 1456
Four People 1186
Five People 416
Six People 98
Seven People 29
8+ People 13
Total 11274

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 2002
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2649
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1561
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1467
Total 7679

Gender Back to Top

Male 11920
Female 12861
Total 24781

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 1309
5-7 714
8-9 449
10-14 1245
15 245
16-17 501
18-19 493
20-24 1170
25-29 1557
30-44 5078
45-59 4731
60-64 1616
65-74 2406
75-84 1972
85-89 798
90+ 497
Total 24781

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 6606
Married 9385
Divorced 2253
Separated 529
Widowed 1954
Same Sex 92
Total 20819

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 11380
Good 8375
Fair 3555
Bad 1144
Very Bad 327
Total 24781

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) 6413
Apprenticeship 832
2+ A Levels 2614
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3248
1-4 GCSEs 2562
No GCSEs 4086
Other 1064
Total 20819

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 23562
Mixed Ethnicity 452
Indian 130
Pakistani 9
Bangladeshi 57
Chinese 136
Other Asian 155
Black African 108
Black Caribbean 36
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 129
Total 24781

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21299
Wales 452
Scotland 424
Northern Ireland 128
Republic of Ireland 170
European Union 918
Other 1390
Total 24781

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 19721
Republic of Ireland 174
Europe (including European Union) 899
African Countries 137
Middle East or Asia 251
North America or Caribbean 104
Central America 8
South America 53
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 93
None 3593

Religion Back to Top

Christian 15759
No Religion 6502
Buddhist 103
Hindu 50
Jewish 88
Muslim 218
Sikh 12
Other Religion 143
Not Stated 1906
Total 24781

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 6542
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2554
Self Employed 2138
Unemployed 643
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1203
Retired 2869
Looking After Home or Family 573
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 726
Other 304
Total 17552

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 13
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 731
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 27
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 27
Construction 912
RetailInc. Wholesale 1719
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 436
Accommodation and Food 697
Information and Communication 429
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 979
Real Estate 245
Professional, Scientific and Technical 671
Administration 453
Public Administration and Defence 556
Education 1272
HealthInc. Social Work 1843
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 656
Total 11673