Information about the BN2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN2 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 5905
Semi-Detached 7484
Terraced 11283
Flat (Purpose-Built) 11279
Flat (Converted) 7016
Residence in Commercial Building 838
Caravan/Park/Temporary 45
Total 43850

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 9304
Owned with Mortgage 10839
Shared Ownership 368
Rented: From Council 6859
Rented: Other Social 2865
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10411
Rented: Other 683
Rent Free 606
Total 41935

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 14907
Two People 13379
Three People 5966
Four People 4715
Five People 1995
Six People 764
Seven People 132
8+ People 77
Total 41935

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 7638
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 12358
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5423
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7458
Total 32877

Gender Back to Top

Male 48365
Female 48530
Total 96895

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 4947
5-7 2739
8-9 1802
10-14 4694
15 952
16-17 2031
18-19 4263
20-24 13410
25-29 7693
30-44 20612
45-59 16521
60-64 4472
65-74 6504
75-84 4341
85-89 1251
90+ 663
Total 96895

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 43910
Married 23053
Divorced 7403
Separated 1951
Widowed 4371
Same Sex 1073
Total 81761

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 45761
Good 32770
Fair 12306
Bad 4706
Very Bad 1352
Total 96895

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) 25902
Apprenticeship 1771
2+ A Levels 15423
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 9851
1-4 GCSEs 9187
No GCSEs 15292
Other 4335
Total 81761

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 86346
Mixed Ethnicity 3583
Indian 1118
Pakistani 214
Bangladeshi 488
Chinese 1132
Other Asian 1138
Black African 1168
Black Caribbean 348
Other Black/African/Caribbean 166
Other 1194
Total 96895

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 79675
Wales 1016
Scotland 1506
Northern Ireland 462
Republic of Ireland 988
European Union 4795
Other 8453
Total 96895

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 75281
Republic of Ireland 1180
Europe (including European Union) 5081
African Countries 854
Middle East or Asia 1958
North America or Caribbean 811
Central America 33
South America 179
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 600
None 12553

Religion Back to Top

Christian 41094
No Religion 42084
Buddhist 1017
Hindu 655
Jewish 542
Muslim 1892
Sikh 132
Other Religion 965
Not Stated 8514
Total 96895

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 23619
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 9298
Self Employed 8515
Unemployed 3026
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15755
Retired 7349
Looking After Home or Family 2821
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3747
Other 1376
Total 75506

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 63
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 1631
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 244
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 230
Construction 3012
RetailInc. Wholesale 6802
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1950
Accommodation and Food 3588
Information and Communication 2275
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2513
Real Estate 763
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2854
Administration 2358
Public Administration and Defence 1934
Education 5663
HealthInc. Social Work 6866
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3035
Total 45792