Information about the BL9 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BL9. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BL9 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 3094
Semi-Detached 8085
Terraced 7709
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2760
Flat (Converted) 370
Residence in Commercial Building 156
Caravan/Park/Temporary 31
Total 22205

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6553
Owned with Mortgage 7262
Shared Ownership 91
Rented: From Council 2444
Rented: Other Social 1472
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2911
Rented: Other 291
Rent Free 357
Total 21381

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 7043
Two People 6876
Three People 3382
Four People 2483
Five People 984
Six People 404
Seven People 129
8+ People 80
Total 21381

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 2592
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4804
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3305
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5281
Total 15982

Gender Back to Top

Male 24856
Female 25477
Total 50333

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 3413
5-7 1860
8-9 1202
10-14 2957
15 637
16-17 1286
18-19 1258
20-24 3192
25-29 3417
30-44 10128
45-59 9960
60-64 3033
65-74 4338
75-84 2732
85-89 634
90+ 286
Total 50333

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 13767
Married 18192
Divorced 3911
Separated 1322
Widowed 3005
Same Sex 67
Total 40264

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 22393
Good 17157
Fair 7444
Bad 2609
Very Bad 730
Total 50333

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) 8613
Apprenticeship 1389
2+ A Levels 4638
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6789
1-4 GCSEs 5855
No GCSEs 10634
Other 2346
Total 40264

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 41452
Mixed Ethnicity 959
Indian 294
Pakistani 5614
Bangladeshi 133
Chinese 246
Other Asian 691
Black African 370
Black Caribbean 141
Other Black/African/Caribbean 69
Other 364
Total 50333

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 43143
Wales 267
Scotland 570
Northern Ireland 311
Republic of Ireland 480
European Union 1266
Other 4296
Total 50333

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 38492
Republic of Ireland 383
Europe (including European Union) 1259
African Countries 181
Middle East or Asia 1229
North America or Caribbean 94
Central America 0
South America 20
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 37
None 9043

Religion Back to Top

Christian 30761
No Religion 8792
Buddhist 102
Hindu 180
Jewish 931
Muslim 6458
Sikh 52
Other Religion 122
Not Stated 2935
Total 50333

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 13718
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5070
Self Employed 3194
Unemployed 1855
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2685
Retired 5148
Looking After Home or Family 1850
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2184
Other 908
Total 36612

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 56
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 2372
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 101
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 163
Construction 1562
RetailInc. Wholesale 4153
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1346
Accommodation and Food 1123
Information and Communication 815
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 911
Real Estate 293
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1140
Administration 1186
Public Administration and Defence 1198
Education 2093
HealthInc. Social Work 3233
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 949
Total 22708