Information about the BN1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN1 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 3556
Semi-Detached 7408
Terraced 8480
Flat (Purpose-Built) 9892
Flat (Converted) 9538
Residence in Commercial Building 1126
Caravan/Park/Temporary 12
Total 40012

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 9033
Owned with Mortgage 11847
Shared Ownership 396
Rented: From Council 2705
Rented: Other Social 1787
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11620
Rented: Other 636
Rent Free 476
Total 38500

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 13916
Two People 12820
Three People 5352
Four People 4282
Five People 1503
Six People 471
Seven People 100
8+ People 56
Total 38500

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 10018
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 11821
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4351
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5213
Total 31403

Gender Back to Top

Male 44654
Female 44203
Total 88857

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 4567
5-7 2540
8-9 1648
10-14 4208
15 801
16-17 1708
18-19 4676
20-24 10411
25-29 7988
30-44 21179
45-59 15258
60-64 3929
65-74 4900
75-84 3502
85-89 957
90+ 585
Total 88857

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 40363
Married 22870
Divorced 6101
Separated 1648
Widowed 3369
Same Sex 742
Total 75093

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 45570
Good 29989
Fair 9410
Bad 3016
Very Bad 872
Total 88857

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) 30008
Apprenticeship 1433
2+ A Levels 13552
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 9059
1-4 GCSEs 7401
No GCSEs 9542
Other 4098
Total 75093

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 78820
Mixed Ethnicity 3560
Indian 1039
Pakistani 234
Bangladeshi 341
Chinese 1292
Other Asian 1134
Black African 952
Black Caribbean 295
Other Black/African/Caribbean 118
Other 1072
Total 88857

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 71452
Wales 941
Scotland 1366
Northern Ireland 421
Republic of Ireland 742
European Union 5187
Other 8748
Total 88857

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 71149
Republic of Ireland 954
Europe (including European Union) 5675
African Countries 786
Middle East or Asia 2393
North America or Caribbean 853
Central America 60
South America 202
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 710
None 7908

Religion Back to Top

Christian 34828
No Religion 41031
Buddhist 1042
Hindu 606
Jewish 638
Muslim 1824
Sikh 124
Other Religion 780
Not Stated 7984
Total 88857

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 25189
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 8700
Self Employed 9195
Unemployed 2348
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13594
Retired 5591
Looking After Home or Family 1940
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2404
Other 1088
Total 70049

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 61
Mining/Quarrying 18
Manufacturing 1593
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 278
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 192
Construction 2659
RetailInc. Wholesale 6060
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1697
Accommodation and Food 3045
Information and Communication 3273
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3162
Real Estate 788
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3964
Administration 2280
Public Administration and Defence 2121
Education 6272
HealthInc. Social Work 5884
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3183
Total 46530