Information about the BN16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN16 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 5567
Semi-Detached 3069
Terraced 2955
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2264
Flat (Converted) 147
Residence in Commercial Building 137
Caravan/Park/Temporary 47
Total 14186

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6877
Owned with Mortgage 4036
Shared Ownership 103
Rented: From Council 556
Rented: Other Social 445
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1209
Rented: Other 138
Rent Free 150
Total 13514

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 4552
Two People 5432
Three People 1631
Four People 1362
Five People 396
Six People 112
Seven People 24
8+ People 5
Total 13514

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 1766
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2567
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1576
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1286
Total 7195

Gender Back to Top

Male 13425
Female 15586
Total 29011

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 1205
5-7 740
8-9 559
10-14 1452
15 307
16-17 563
18-19 468
20-24 1031
25-29 935
30-44 4459
45-59 5202
60-64 2469
65-74 4510
75-84 3362
85-89 1135
90+ 614
Total 29011

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 5169
Married 13576
Divorced 2305
Separated 575
Widowed 3035
Same Sex 88
Total 24748

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 11771
Good 10781
Fair 4823
Bad 1292
Very Bad 344
Total 29011

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) 6207
Apprenticeship 1027
2+ A Levels 2747
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4155
1-4 GCSEs 3312
No GCSEs 6068
Other 1232
Total 24748

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 28406
Mixed Ethnicity 268
Indian 64
Pakistani 14
Bangladeshi 20
Chinese 54
Other Asian 85
Black African 43
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 40
Total 29011

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 26473
Wales 333
Scotland 378
Northern Ireland 104
Republic of Ireland 175
European Union 595
Other 953
Total 29011

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 23993
Republic of Ireland 120
Europe (including European Union) 446
African Countries 87
Middle East or Asia 91
North America or Caribbean 103
Central America 1
South America 12
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 73
None 4269

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19420
No Religion 6900
Buddhist 77
Hindu 52
Jewish 67
Muslim 97
Sikh 5
Other Religion 110
Not Stated 2283
Total 29011

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 6490
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2902
Self Employed 2170
Unemployed 514
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 950
Retired 5190
Looking After Home or Family 638
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 515
Other 268
Total 19637

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 132
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 1022
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 82
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 136
Construction 950
RetailInc. Wholesale 1937
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 555
Accommodation and Food 508
Information and Communication 380
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 573
Real Estate 230
Professional, Scientific and Technical 687
Administration 546
Public Administration and Defence 740
Education 1066
HealthInc. Social Work 1686
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 695
Total 11939