Information about the BL3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BL3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BL3 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 3325
Semi-Detached 9311
Terraced 11208
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3676
Flat (Converted) 277
Residence in Commercial Building 317
Caravan/Park/Temporary 46
Total 28160

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7985
Owned with Mortgage 7664
Shared Ownership 198
Rented: From Council 4064
Rented: Other Social 2326
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3800
Rented: Other 362
Rent Free 551
Total 26950

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 8612
Two People 7857
Three People 4046
Four People 3390
Five People 1603
Six People 928
Seven People 285
8+ People 229
Total 26950

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 2593
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5656
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4066
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8287
Total 20602

Gender Back to Top

Male 34265
Female 34094
Total 68359

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 5482
5-7 2960
8-9 1813
10-14 4697
15 888
16-17 1893
18-19 1847
20-24 4899
25-29 4964
30-44 14362
45-59 11652
60-64 3582
65-74 5280
75-84 2886
85-89 754
90+ 400
Total 68359

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 17764
Married 24860
Divorced 4477
Separated 1516
Widowed 3823
Same Sex 79
Total 52519

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 30272
Good 23340
Fair 9926
Bad 3756
Very Bad 1065
Total 68359

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) 9325
Apprenticeship 1943
2+ A Levels 5979
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7722
1-4 GCSEs 7451
No GCSEs 16116
Other 3983
Total 52519

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 42360
Mixed Ethnicity 1488
Indian 12011
Pakistani 7011
Bangladeshi 447
Chinese 404
Other Asian 1585
Black African 1691
Black Caribbean 178
Other Black/African/Caribbean 278
Other 906
Total 68359

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 52842
Wales 238
Scotland 441
Northern Ireland 176
Republic of Ireland 346
European Union 1847
Other 12469
Total 68359

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 51648
Republic of Ireland 226
Europe (including European Union) 2211
African Countries 714
Middle East or Asia 2780
North America or Caribbean 112
Central America 1
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 35
None 11135

Religion Back to Top

Christian 33656
No Religion 8671
Buddhist 146
Hindu 3274
Jewish 40
Muslim 18674
Sikh 43
Other Religion 174
Not Stated 3681
Total 68359

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 15521
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6829
Self Employed 3799
Unemployed 2747
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5015
Retired 6397
Looking After Home or Family 3292
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3195
Other 1684
Total 48479

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 28
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 3022
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 270
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 218
Construction 1933
RetailInc. Wholesale 5840
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1858
Accommodation and Food 1511
Information and Communication 698
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 863
Real Estate 311
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1162
Administration 1432
Public Administration and Defence 1336
Education 2242
HealthInc. Social Work 3502
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1120
Total 27359