Information about the BL78 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BL78. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BL78 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 15
Semi-Detached 74
Terraced 320
Flat (Purpose-Built) 328
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 40
Caravan/Park/Temporary 32
Total 820

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 132
Owned with Mortgage 161
Shared Ownership 24
Rented: From Council 45
Rented: Other Social 83
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 266
Rented: Other 25
Rent Free 23
Total 759

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 354
Two People 225
Three People 93
Four People 50
Five People 20
Six People 13
Seven People 1
8+ People 3
Total 759

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 85
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 240
C2 - Skilled manual workers 104
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 238
Total 667

Gender Back to Top

Male 857
Female 682
Total 1539

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
0-4 124
5-7 39
8-9 22
10-14 47
15 14
16-17 20
18-19 30
20-24 203
25-29 239
30-44 367
45-59 248
60-64 67
65-74 65
75-84 34
85-89 16
90+ 4
Total 1539

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 668
Married 380
Divorced 137
Separated 44
Widowed 62
Same Sex 2
Total 1293

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 662
Good 582
Fair 206
Bad 72
Very Bad 17
Total 1539

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) 269
Apprenticeship 39
2+ A Levels 187
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 210
1-4 GCSEs 183
No GCSEs 333
Other 72
Total 1293

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 1194
Mixed Ethnicity 41
Indian 51
Pakistani 139
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 22
Other Asian 36
Black African 27
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 19
Total 1539

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1225
Wales 4
Scotland 14
Northern Ireland 8
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 70
Other 210
Total 1539

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1039
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 70
African Countries 22
Middle East or Asia 76
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 329

Religion Back to Top

Christian 800
No Religion 397
Buddhist 3
Hindu 29
Jewish 2
Muslim 216
Sikh 1
Other Religion 16
Not Stated 75
Total 1539

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 517
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 143
Self Employed 96
Unemployed 92
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 122
Retired 87
Looking After Home or Family 53
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 88
Other 41
Total 1239

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 1
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 77
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 8
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 8
Construction 36
RetailInc. Wholesale 152
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 49
Accommodation and Food 69
Information and Communication 22
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 23
Real Estate 15
Professional, Scientific and Technical 43
Administration 58
Public Administration and Defence 30
Education 50
HealthInc. Social Work 96
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 58
Total 796