Information about the BL1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BL1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BL1 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 3848
Semi-Detached 7953
Terraced 11964
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5108
Flat (Converted) 571
Residence in Commercial Building 303
Caravan/Park/Temporary 39
Total 29786

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8195
Owned with Mortgage 8583
Shared Ownership 134
Rented: From Council 4312
Rented: Other Social 1827
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4523
Rented: Other 342
Rent Free 533
Total 28449

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 10055
Two People 8535
Three People 4196
Four People 3292
Five People 1370
Six People 647
Seven People 193
8+ People 161
Total 28449

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 3979
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6357
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4180
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7174
Total 21690

Gender Back to Top

Male 33325
Female 33368
Total 66693

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 4623
5-7 2552
8-9 1593
10-14 4181
15 950
16-17 1842
18-19 1580
20-24 4746
25-29 4963
30-44 13842
45-59 12438
60-64 3651
65-74 5044
75-84 3372
85-89 902
90+ 414
Total 66693

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 18790
Married 23503
Divorced 5130
Separated 1565
Widowed 3721
Same Sex 85
Total 52794

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 30424
Good 22371
Fair 9402
Bad 3564
Very Bad 932
Total 66693

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) 12775
Apprenticeship 1882
2+ A Levels 6162
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7941
1-4 GCSEs 7352
No GCSEs 13694
Other 2988
Total 52794

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 50145
Mixed Ethnicity 1484
Indian 7938
Pakistani 3771
Bangladeshi 69
Chinese 483
Other Asian 810
Black African 966
Black Caribbean 202
Other Black/African/Caribbean 253
Other 572
Total 66693

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 55902
Wales 279
Scotland 607
Northern Ireland 250
Republic of Ireland 458
European Union 1533
Other 7664
Total 66693

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 51677
Republic of Ireland 336
Europe (including European Union) 1641
African Countries 411
Middle East or Asia 1687
North America or Caribbean 100
Central America 2
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 86
None 11195

Religion Back to Top

Christian 37834
No Religion 11498
Buddhist 185
Hindu 1551
Jewish 35
Muslim 11477
Sikh 27
Other Religion 203
Not Stated 3883
Total 66693

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 17251
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6481
Self Employed 4159
Unemployed 2555
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4300
Retired 6348
Looking After Home or Family 2625
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2999
Other 1388
Total 48106

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 38
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 2858
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 260
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 264
Construction 2173
RetailInc. Wholesale 5614
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1516
Accommodation and Food 1537
Information and Communication 797
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1004
Real Estate 478
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1658
Administration 1365
Public Administration and Defence 1531
Education 2866
HealthInc. Social Work 3735
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1323
Total 29033