Information about the BL7 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BL7. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BL7 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 2844
Semi-Detached 1914
Terraced 2047
Flat (Purpose-Built) 693
Flat (Converted) 78
Residence in Commercial Building 37
Caravan/Park/Temporary 49
Total 7662

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3025
Owned with Mortgage 3076
Shared Ownership 13
Rented: From Council 270
Rented: Other Social 101
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 780
Rented: Other 75
Rent Free 71
Total 7411

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 1987
Two People 2822
Three People 1220
Four People 1035
Five People 270
Six People 60
Seven People 11
8+ People 6
Total 7411

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 1950
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1877
C2 - Skilled manual workers 907
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 602
Total 5336

Gender Back to Top

Male 8516
Female 8767
Total 17283

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
0-4 790
5-7 486
8-9 377
10-14 1121
15 207
16-17 485
18-19 342
20-24 909
25-29 769
30-44 3394
45-59 3889
60-64 1383
65-74 1896
75-84 911
85-89 224
90+ 100
Total 17283

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 3820
Married 7942
Divorced 1301
Separated 333
Widowed 879
Same Sex 27
Total 14302

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 9076
Good 5594
Fair 1929
Bad 544
Very Bad 140
Total 17283

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) 5511
Apprenticeship 653
2+ A Levels 1801
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2286
1-4 GCSEs 1512
No GCSEs 2085
Other 454
Total 14302

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 16766
Mixed Ethnicity 200
Indian 111
Pakistani 27
Bangladeshi 12
Chinese 36
Other Asian 44
Black African 26
Black Caribbean 16
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 40
Total 17283

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 16308
Wales 100
Scotland 204
Northern Ireland 60
Republic of Ireland 76
European Union 161
Other 374
Total 17283

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 15383
Republic of Ireland 60
Europe (including European Union) 150
African Countries 31
Middle East or Asia 40
North America or Caribbean 34
Central America 2
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 45
None 1620

Religion Back to Top

Christian 12637
No Religion 3283
Buddhist 22
Hindu 65
Jewish 18
Muslim 159
Sikh 1
Other Religion 49
Not Stated 1049
Total 17283

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 5375
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1814
Self Employed 1586
Unemployed 298
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 902
Retired 2416
Looking After Home or Family 284
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 271
Other 121
Total 13067

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 41
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 861
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 48
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 77
Construction 853
RetailInc. Wholesale 1184
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 240
Accommodation and Food 381
Information and Communication 323
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 443
Real Estate 172
Professional, Scientific and Technical 751
Administration 324
Public Administration and Defence 609
Education 1242
HealthInc. Social Work 1126
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 406
Total 9088