Information about the BL2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BL2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BL2 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 3556
Semi-Detached 8801
Terraced 7450
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2654
Flat (Converted) 449
Residence in Commercial Building 159
Caravan/Park/Temporary 39
Total 23108

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6731
Owned with Mortgage 7057
Shared Ownership 114
Rented: From Council 3829
Rented: Other Social 1327
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2463
Rented: Other 231
Rent Free 347
Total 22099

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 7217
Two People 7467
Three People 3556
Four People 2642
Five People 841
Six People 268
Seven People 71
8+ People 37
Total 22099

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 2479
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4790
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3678
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5268
Total 16215

Gender Back to Top

Male 24769
Female 26030
Total 50799

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 3164
5-7 1782
8-9 1107
10-14 2969
15 612
16-17 1352
18-19 1286
20-24 3461
25-29 3319
30-44 9753
45-59 9938
60-64 3389
65-74 4736
75-84 2893
85-89 719
90+ 319
Total 50799

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 14338
Married 18240
Divorced 4078
Separated 1229
Widowed 3199
Same Sex 81
Total 41165

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 22051
Good 17555
Fair 7660
Bad 2768
Very Bad 765
Total 50799

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) 8465
Apprenticeship 1929
2+ A Levels 5067
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6786
1-4 GCSEs 5954
No GCSEs 11004
Other 1960
Total 41165

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 46601
Mixed Ethnicity 793
Indian 853
Pakistani 909
Bangladeshi 20
Chinese 335
Other Asian 276
Black African 638
Black Caribbean 127
Other Black/African/Caribbean 56
Other 191
Total 50799

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 45954
Wales 288
Scotland 528
Northern Ireland 189
Republic of Ireland 306
European Union 1072
Other 2462
Total 50799

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 38653
Republic of Ireland 220
Europe (including European Union) 990
African Countries 303
Middle East or Asia 418
North America or Caribbean 47
Central America 1
South America 18
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 38
None 10279

Religion Back to Top

Christian 35057
No Religion 10300
Buddhist 90
Hindu 635
Jewish 52
Muslim 1514
Sikh 20
Other Religion 145
Not Stated 2986
Total 50799

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 13748
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5078
Self Employed 2783
Unemployed 1968
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3133
Retired 6056
Looking After Home or Family 1413
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2198
Other 857
Total 37234

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 32
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 2454
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 189
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 221
Construction 2027
RetailInc. Wholesale 4148
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1071
Accommodation and Food 1097
Information and Communication 548
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 769
Real Estate 319
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1070
Administration 1116
Public Administration and Defence 1325
Education 2168
HealthInc. Social Work 2941
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 996
Total 22502