Information about the BN23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN23 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 2965
Semi-Detached 3796
Terraced 3738
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3685
Flat (Converted) 110
Residence in Commercial Building 40
Caravan/Park/Temporary 56
Total 14390

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4464
Owned with Mortgage 4347
Shared Ownership 132
Rented: From Council 1305
Rented: Other Social 836
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2184
Rented: Other 149
Rent Free 126
Total 13543

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 4093
Two People 5124
Three People 2021
Four People 1531
Five People 535
Six People 189
Seven People 33
8+ People 17
Total 13543

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 1429
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3037
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2268
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2586
Total 9320

Gender Back to Top

Male 14850
Female 15911
Total 30761

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 1775
5-7 1035
8-9 638
10-14 1877
15 378
16-17 832
18-19 709
20-24 1699
25-29 1786
30-44 5702
45-59 5823
60-64 2250
65-74 3300
75-84 2171
85-89 527
90+ 259
Total 30761

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 7483
Married 11871
Divorced 2939
Separated 813
Widowed 1875
Same Sex 77
Total 25058

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 13079
Good 11066
Fair 4647
Bad 1501
Very Bad 468
Total 30761

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) 4586
Apprenticeship 1057
2+ A Levels 3002
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4389
1-4 GCSEs 4183
No GCSEs 6522
Other 1319
Total 25058

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29322
Mixed Ethnicity 482
Indian 113
Pakistani 19
Bangladeshi 103
Chinese 137
Other Asian 224
Black African 141
Black Caribbean 35
Other Black/African/Caribbean 34
Other 151
Total 30761

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 27486
Wales 219
Scotland 408
Northern Ireland 101
Republic of Ireland 222
European Union 981
Other 1344
Total 30761

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 23938
Republic of Ireland 186
Europe (including European Union) 883
African Countries 137
Middle East or Asia 183
North America or Caribbean 90
Central America 0
South America 26
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 59
None 5502

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18899
No Religion 8663
Buddhist 117
Hindu 68
Jewish 53
Muslim 418
Sikh 15
Other Religion 141
Not Stated 2387
Total 30761

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 7708
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3446
Self Employed 2141
Unemployed 945
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1476
Retired 4015
Looking After Home or Family 940
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1055
Other 375
Total 22101

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 35
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 858
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 48
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 119
Construction 1236
RetailInc. Wholesale 2959
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 735
Accommodation and Food 836
Information and Communication 296
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 471
Real Estate 202
Professional, Scientific and Technical 537
Administration 640
Public Administration and Defence 665
Education 1225
HealthInc. Social Work 2275
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 670
Total 13810