Information about the BL4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BL4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BL4 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 973
Semi-Detached 7330
Terraced 5145
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2108
Flat (Converted) 162
Residence in Commercial Building 140
Caravan/Park/Temporary 23
Total 15881

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3651
Owned with Mortgage 4931
Shared Ownership 98
Rented: From Council 3224
Rented: Other Social 1132
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1781
Rented: Other 180
Rent Free 260
Total 15257

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 5096
Two People 4709
Three People 2457
Four People 1859
Five People 732
Six People 285
Seven People 72
8+ People 47
Total 15257

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 1164
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3220
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2785
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4411
Total 11580

Gender Back to Top

Male 17489
Female 18311
Total 35800

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 2604
5-7 1361
8-9 891
10-14 2378
15 499
16-17 993
18-19 1042
20-24 2485
25-29 2436
30-44 7309
45-59 6556
60-64 2024
65-74 2839
75-84 1671
85-89 507
90+ 205
Total 35800

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 10675
Married 11292
Divorced 2992
Separated 878
Widowed 2173
Same Sex 57
Total 28067

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 15413
Good 11932
Fair 5559
Bad 2284
Very Bad 612
Total 35800

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) 4084
Apprenticeship 1202
2+ A Levels 3333
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4920
1-4 GCSEs 4507
No GCSEs 8741
Other 1280
Total 28067

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 31944
Mixed Ethnicity 577
Indian 702
Pakistani 1314
Bangladeshi 113
Chinese 167
Other Asian 358
Black African 309
Black Caribbean 71
Other Black/African/Caribbean 44
Other 201
Total 35800

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 32467
Wales 125
Scotland 334
Northern Ireland 116
Republic of Ireland 186
European Union 575
Other 1997
Total 35800

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26138
Republic of Ireland 138
Europe (including European Union) 558
African Countries 204
Middle East or Asia 521
North America or Caribbean 38
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 13
None 8310

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23919
No Religion 7454
Buddhist 83
Hindu 399
Jewish 25
Muslim 1893
Sikh 7
Other Religion 83
Not Stated 1937
Total 35800

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 9695
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3443
Self Employed 1679
Unemployed 1598
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2012
Retired 3445
Looking After Home or Family 1285
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1896
Other 631
Total 25684

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 21
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 1703
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 112
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 153
Construction 1502
RetailInc. Wholesale 3120
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 905
Accommodation and Food 673
Information and Communication 305
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 433
Real Estate 172
Professional, Scientific and Technical 566
Administration 885
Public Administration and Defence 731
Education 1128
HealthInc. Social Work 2285
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 650
Total 15348