Information about the BN18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN18 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 2354
Semi-Detached 1891
Terraced 1519
Flat (Purpose-Built) 548
Flat (Converted) 147
Residence in Commercial Building 90
Caravan/Park/Temporary 172
Total 6721

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2587
Owned with Mortgage 2081
Shared Ownership 48
Rented: From Council 352
Rented: Other Social 278
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 685
Rented: Other 108
Rent Free 157
Total 6296

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 1866
Two People 2453
Three People 866
Four People 765
Five People 235
Six People 86
Seven People 19
8+ People 6
Total 6296

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 1155
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1331
C2 - Skilled manual workers 870
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 768
Total 4124

Gender Back to Top

Male 7428
Female 7605
Total 15033

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
0-4 717
5-7 474
8-9 306
10-14 813
15 173
16-17 333
18-19 285
20-24 574
25-29 601
30-44 2671
45-59 3401
60-64 1222
65-74 1770
75-84 1201
85-89 316
90+ 176
Total 15033

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 3244
Married 6682
Divorced 1288
Separated 301
Widowed 993
Same Sex 42
Total 12550

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 7229
Good 5181
Fair 1925
Bad 553
Very Bad 145
Total 15033

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) 3845
Apprenticeship 460
2+ A Levels 1472
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2188
1-4 GCSEs 1647
No GCSEs 2382
Other 556
Total 12550

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 14574
Mixed Ethnicity 140
Indian 57
Pakistani 12
Bangladeshi 29
Chinese 39
Other Asian 59
Black African 44
Black Caribbean 45
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 21
Total 15033

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 13448
Wales 166
Scotland 214
Northern Ireland 75
Republic of Ireland 78
European Union 344
Other 708
Total 15033

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 12249
Republic of Ireland 60
Europe (including European Union) 272
African Countries 48
Middle East or Asia 92
North America or Caribbean 82
Central America 1
South America 14
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 81
None 2283

Religion Back to Top

Christian 9996
No Religion 3581
Buddhist 67
Hindu 25
Jewish 28
Muslim 102
Sikh 8
Other Religion 72
Not Stated 1154
Total 15033

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 3733
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1592
Self Employed 1614
Unemployed 303
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 584
Retired 1919
Looking After Home or Family 409
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 301
Other 402
Total 10857

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 186
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 551
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 25
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 54
Construction 575
RetailInc. Wholesale 1098
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 296
Accommodation and Food 478
Information and Communication 234
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 224
Real Estate 128
Professional, Scientific and Technical 503
Administration 328
Public Administration and Defence 430
Education 686
HealthInc. Social Work 903
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 454
Total 7159