Information about the BL6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BL6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BL6 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 3708
Semi-Detached 4272
Terraced 4204
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1237
Flat (Converted) 69
Residence in Commercial Building 119
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 13618

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4654
Owned with Mortgage 5284
Shared Ownership 64
Rented: From Council 1042
Rented: Other Social 568
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1323
Rented: Other 149
Rent Free 129
Total 13213

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 3767
Two People 4862
Three People 2216
Four People 1731
Five People 464
Six People 145
Seven People 25
8+ People 3
Total 13213

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 2604
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3092
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1960
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1997
Total 9653

Gender Back to Top

Male 15085
Female 15624
Total 30709

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 1662
5-7 969
8-9 602
10-14 1866
15 385
16-17 741
18-19 624
20-24 1647
25-29 1790
30-44 6174
45-59 6523
60-64 2268
65-74 3057
75-84 1687
85-89 501
90+ 213
Total 30709

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 7488
Married 12795
Divorced 2441
Separated 611
Widowed 1841
Same Sex 49
Total 25225

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 14741
Good 10385
Fair 3969
Bad 1300
Very Bad 314
Total 30709

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) 7714
Apprenticeship 1293
2+ A Levels 3141
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3906
1-4 GCSEs 3181
No GCSEs 5085
Other 905
Total 25225

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29243
Mixed Ethnicity 378
Indian 531
Pakistani 191
Bangladeshi 14
Chinese 81
Other Asian 80
Black African 72
Black Caribbean 52
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 57
Total 30709

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 28790
Wales 186
Scotland 353
Northern Ireland 91
Republic of Ireland 111
European Union 325
Other 853
Total 30709

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 25606
Republic of Ireland 81
Europe (including European Union) 256
African Countries 58
Middle East or Asia 148
North America or Caribbean 57
Central America 1
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 55
None 4586

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22289
No Religion 5681
Buddhist 55
Hindu 346
Jewish 12
Muslim 400
Sikh 11
Other Religion 88
Not Stated 1827
Total 30709

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 9627
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3266
Self Employed 2097
Unemployed 733
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1431
Retired 3910
Looking After Home or Family 619
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 872
Other 269
Total 22824

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 54
Mining/Quarrying 15
Manufacturing 1613
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 125
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 171
Construction 1273
RetailInc. Wholesale 2564
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 560
Accommodation and Food 661
Information and Communication 451
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 594
Real Estate 249
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1071
Administration 639
Public Administration and Defence 967
Education 1711
HealthInc. Social Work 2097
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 672
Total 15487