Information about the BN17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN17 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 2508
Semi-Detached 3253
Terraced 3859
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2429
Flat (Converted) 1078
Residence in Commercial Building 138
Caravan/Park/Temporary 240
Total 13505

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4387
Owned with Mortgage 4195
Shared Ownership 193
Rented: From Council 747
Rented: Other Social 705
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2453
Rented: Other 155
Rent Free 135
Total 12970

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 4288
Two People 4519
Three People 1961
Four People 1473
Five People 500
Six People 173
Seven People 38
8+ People 18
Total 12970

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 1369
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2809
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2297
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2654
Total 9129

Gender Back to Top

Male 14299
Female 15282
Total 29581

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 1799
5-7 994
8-9 599
10-14 1617
15 341
16-17 666
18-19 729
20-24 1662
25-29 1733
30-44 5655
45-59 5874
60-64 1992
65-74 3066
75-84 1946
85-89 564
90+ 344
Total 29581

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 7334
Married 11129
Divorced 2926
Separated 849
Widowed 1943
Same Sex 50
Total 24231

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 12279
Good 11018
Fair 4473
Bad 1408
Very Bad 403
Total 29581

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) 4619
Apprenticeship 969
2+ A Levels 2880
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4185
1-4 GCSEs 3880
No GCSEs 6204
Other 1494
Total 24231

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 28386
Mixed Ethnicity 396
Indian 150
Pakistani 49
Bangladeshi 88
Chinese 79
Other Asian 235
Black African 72
Black Caribbean 25
Other Black/African/Caribbean 18
Other 83
Total 29581

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 26103
Wales 225
Scotland 346
Northern Ireland 91
Republic of Ireland 174
European Union 1410
Other 1232
Total 29581

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 21850
Republic of Ireland 147
Europe (including European Union) 1345
African Countries 85
Middle East or Asia 307
North America or Caribbean 73
Central America 3
South America 31
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 61
None 5848

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17653
No Religion 9053
Buddhist 82
Hindu 56
Jewish 43
Muslim 208
Sikh 10
Other Religion 161
Not Stated 2315
Total 29581

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 8247
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3291
Self Employed 2006
Unemployed 899
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1208
Retired 3449
Looking After Home or Family 924
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 995
Other 358
Total 21377

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 333
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 1436
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 90
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 199
Construction 1121
RetailInc. Wholesale 2548
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 698
Accommodation and Food 765
Information and Communication 335
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 430
Real Estate 159
Professional, Scientific and Technical 544
Administration 747
Public Administration and Defence 773
Education 971
HealthInc. Social Work 2101
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 693
Total 13954