Information about the BL5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BL5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BL5 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 3850
Semi-Detached 4571
Terraced 3330
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1079
Flat (Converted) 47
Residence in Commercial Building 53
Caravan/Park/Temporary 13
Total 12943

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4039
Owned with Mortgage 5515
Shared Ownership 79
Rented: From Council 777
Rented: Other Social 620
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1313
Rented: Other 139
Rent Free 120
Total 12602

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 3434
Two People 4514
Three People 2244
Four People 1732
Five People 494
Six People 143
Seven People 30
8+ People 11
Total 12602

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 2260
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3240
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2098
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2045
Total 9643

Gender Back to Top

Male 14699
Female 15087
Total 29786

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 1780
5-7 997
8-9 610
10-14 1854
15 383
16-17 752
18-19 667
20-24 1630
25-29 1747
30-44 6390
45-59 6534
60-64 2038
65-74 2599
75-84 1333
85-89 332
90+ 140
Total 29786

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 7179
Married 12545
Divorced 2314
Separated 615
Widowed 1461
Same Sex 48
Total 24162

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 14265
Good 10176
Fair 3773
Bad 1268
Very Bad 304
Total 29786

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) 6453
Apprenticeship 1195
2+ A Levels 3244
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4026
1-4 GCSEs 3427
No GCSEs 4937
Other 880
Total 24162

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 28223
Mixed Ethnicity 425
Indian 555
Pakistani 133
Bangladeshi 20
Chinese 100
Other Asian 96
Black African 100
Black Caribbean 39
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 82
Total 29786

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 27974
Wales 159
Scotland 298
Northern Ireland 92
Republic of Ireland 138
European Union 274
Other 851
Total 29786

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24817
Republic of Ireland 114
Europe (including European Union) 249
African Countries 61
Middle East or Asia 209
North America or Caribbean 53
Central America 3
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 32
None 4398

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22047
No Religion 5120
Buddhist 47
Hindu 321
Jewish 12
Muslim 520
Sikh 16
Other Religion 60
Not Stated 1643
Total 29786

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 9817
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3023
Self Employed 2068
Unemployed 740
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1469
Retired 3378
Looking After Home or Family 637
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 916
Other 309
Total 22357

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 52
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 1720
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 121
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 184
Construction 1443
RetailInc. Wholesale 2655
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 631
Accommodation and Food 684
Information and Communication 451
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 660
Real Estate 221
Professional, Scientific and Technical 900
Administration 725
Public Administration and Defence 1049
Education 1393
HealthInc. Social Work 1889
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 646
Total 15434