Information about the BN20 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN20. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN20 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 3838
Semi-Detached 2684
Terraced 1674
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2684
Flat (Converted) 1440
Residence in Commercial Building 152
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 12475

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5432
Owned with Mortgage 3424
Shared Ownership 32
Rented: From Council 642
Rented: Other Social 257
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1699
Rented: Other 152
Rent Free 144
Total 11782

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 4197
Two People 4565
Three People 1378
Four People 1160
Five People 360
Six People 87
Seven People 30
8+ People 5
Total 11782

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 2029
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2410
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1258
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1130
Total 6827

Gender Back to Top

Male 12182
Female 13816
Total 25998

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 1090
5-7 637
8-9 468
10-14 1373
15 289
16-17 684
18-19 755
20-24 1124
25-29 993
30-44 3969
45-59 4954
60-64 1930
65-74 3352
75-84 2830
85-89 933
90+ 617
Total 25998

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 6224
Married 10777
Divorced 2174
Separated 497
Widowed 2389
Same Sex 80
Total 22141

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 11542
Good 9113
Fair 3954
Bad 1054
Very Bad 335
Total 25998

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) 7350
Apprenticeship 748
2+ A Levels 2610
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3591
1-4 GCSEs 2507
No GCSEs 4282
Other 1053
Total 22141

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 24904
Mixed Ethnicity 343
Indian 121
Pakistani 29
Bangladeshi 19
Chinese 184
Other Asian 187
Black African 59
Black Caribbean 39
Other Black/African/Caribbean 12
Other 101
Total 25998

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 22515
Wales 282
Scotland 456
Northern Ireland 119
Republic of Ireland 204
European Union 940
Other 1482
Total 25998

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 21265
Republic of Ireland 192
Europe (including European Union) 822
African Countries 104
Middle East or Asia 264
North America or Caribbean 150
Central America 5
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 111
None 3404

Religion Back to Top

Christian 16322
No Religion 6922
Buddhist 127
Hindu 71
Jewish 85
Muslim 205
Sikh 19
Other Religion 164
Not Stated 2083
Total 25998

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 5525
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2606
Self Employed 2217
Unemployed 508
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1713
Retired 3821
Looking After Home or Family 536
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 573
Other 262
Total 17761

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 29
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 535
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 45
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 52
Construction 899
RetailInc. Wholesale 1505
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 358
Accommodation and Food 620
Information and Communication 276
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 367
Real Estate 206
Professional, Scientific and Technical 769
Administration 438
Public Administration and Defence 596
Education 1575
HealthInc. Social Work 1952
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 640
Total 10866