Information about the BN21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN21 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 2203
Semi-Detached 1483
Terraced 2309
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6000
Flat (Converted) 3234
Residence in Commercial Building 466
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 15696

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4810
Owned with Mortgage 3309
Shared Ownership 67
Rented: From Council 307
Rented: Other Social 740
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4690
Rented: Other 395
Rent Free 198
Total 14516

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 6609
Two People 4875
Three People 1424
Four People 1026
Five People 380
Six People 144
Seven People 37
8+ People 21
Total 14516

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 2165
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3263
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1782
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2261
Total 9471

Gender Back to Top

Male 14219
Female 15085
Total 29304

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 1326
5-7 621
8-9 373
10-14 1131
15 282
16-17 623
18-19 692
20-24 2232
25-29 2207
30-44 5428
45-59 4950
60-64 1757
65-74 3013
75-84 2820
85-89 1087
90+ 762
Total 29304

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 9639
Married 9420
Divorced 2888
Separated 765
Widowed 2742
Same Sex 117
Total 25571

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 12498
Good 10402
Fair 4645
Bad 1381
Very Bad 378
Total 29304

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) 7733
Apprenticeship 690
2+ A Levels 3386
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3923
1-4 GCSEs 2810
No GCSEs 5259
Other 1770
Total 25571

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 27029
Mixed Ethnicity 608
Indian 302
Pakistani 47
Bangladeshi 62
Chinese 226
Other Asian 497
Black African 214
Black Caribbean 61
Other Black/African/Caribbean 25
Other 233
Total 29304

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 23108
Wales 312
Scotland 544
Northern Ireland 136
Republic of Ireland 324
European Union 2285
Other 2595
Total 29304

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 21940
Republic of Ireland 291
Europe (including European Union) 2308
African Countries 261
Middle East or Asia 620
North America or Caribbean 168
Central America 8
South America 48
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 154
None 3955

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17105
No Religion 8552
Buddhist 196
Hindu 204
Jewish 88
Muslim 500
Sikh 15
Other Religion 204
Not Stated 2440
Total 29304

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 7717
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2612
Self Employed 2294
Unemployed 836
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2233
Retired 3426
Looking After Home or Family 574
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 815
Other 395
Total 20902

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 25
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 613
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 36
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 65
Construction 972
RetailInc. Wholesale 2055
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 452
Accommodation and Food 1232
Information and Communication 323
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 504
Real Estate 214
Professional, Scientific and Technical 688
Administration 587
Public Administration and Defence 599
Education 1598
HealthInc. Social Work 2616
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 771
Total 13352