Information about the BN12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN12 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 4762
Semi-Detached 2769
Terraced 1285
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1797
Flat (Converted) 222
Residence in Commercial Building 195
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 11035

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5162
Owned with Mortgage 3256
Shared Ownership 35
Rented: From Council 278
Rented: Other Social 678
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1063
Rented: Other 104
Rent Free 114
Total 10690

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 3466
Two People 4207
Three People 1336
Four People 1174
Five People 363
Six People 109
Seven People 24
8+ People 11
Total 10690

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 1417
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2196
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1331
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1250
Total 6194

Gender Back to Top

Male 11033
Female 12405
Total 23438

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 1149
5-7 653
8-9 445
10-14 1225
15 243
16-17 474
18-19 490
20-24 991
25-29 925
30-44 3669
45-59 4588
60-64 1820
65-74 3064
75-84 2547
85-89 788
90+ 367
Total 23438

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 4798
Married 10457
Divorced 1827
Separated 437
Widowed 2154
Same Sex 50
Total 19723

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 9515
Good 8846
Fair 3789
Bad 1017
Very Bad 271
Total 23438

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) 4874
Apprenticeship 819
2+ A Levels 2244
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3440
1-4 GCSEs 2823
No GCSEs 4603
Other 920
Total 19723

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22422
Mixed Ethnicity 278
Indian 112
Pakistani 28
Bangladeshi 169
Chinese 102
Other Asian 168
Black African 81
Black Caribbean 17
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 51
Total 23438

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21177
Wales 224
Scotland 297
Northern Ireland 80
Republic of Ireland 144
European Union 514
Other 1002
Total 23438

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 19113
Republic of Ireland 105
Europe (including European Union) 430
African Countries 60
Middle East or Asia 179
North America or Caribbean 58
Central America 2
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 59
None 3604

Religion Back to Top

Christian 15110
No Religion 5802
Buddhist 73
Hindu 88
Jewish 60
Muslim 259
Sikh 15
Other Religion 109
Not Stated 1922
Total 23438

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 5468
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2433
Self Employed 1755
Unemployed 503
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 895
Retired 3569
Looking After Home or Family 620
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 563
Other 215
Total 16021

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 44
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 816
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 85
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 161
Construction 732
RetailInc. Wholesale 1552
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 400
Accommodation and Food 437
Information and Communication 346
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 560
Real Estate 159
Professional, Scientific and Technical 600
Administration 496
Public Administration and Defence 714
Education 862
HealthInc. Social Work 1521
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 524
Total 10013