Information about the BN26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN26 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 2275
Semi-Detached 2670
Terraced 694
Flat (Purpose-Built) 625
Flat (Converted) 115
Residence in Commercial Building 95
Caravan/Park/Temporary 161
Total 6635

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3084
Owned with Mortgage 1950
Shared Ownership 35
Rented: From Council 281
Rented: Other Social 127
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 653
Rented: Other 89
Rent Free 108
Total 6327

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 2192
Two People 2623
Three People 708
Four People 566
Five People 176
Six People 46
Seven People 10
8+ People 6
Total 6327

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 778
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1210
C2 - Skilled manual workers 928
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 739
Total 3655

Gender Back to Top

Male 6293
Female 7085
Total 13378

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
0-4 592
5-7 359
8-9 209
10-14 622
15 118
16-17 244
18-19 190
20-24 480
25-29 541
30-44 1995
45-59 2787
60-64 1109
65-74 1914
75-84 1443
85-89 483
90+ 292
Total 13378

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 2732
Married 5942
Divorced 1174
Separated 249
Widowed 1333
Same Sex 48
Total 11478

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 5295
Good 4825
Fair 2399
Bad 662
Very Bad 197
Total 13378

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) 2792
Apprenticeship 451
2+ A Levels 1206
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1777
1-4 GCSEs 1505
No GCSEs 3206
Other 541
Total 11478

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13094
Mixed Ethnicity 118
Indian 49
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 20
Other Asian 49
Black African 14
Black Caribbean 14
Other 10
Total 13378

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 12312
Wales 129
Scotland 161
Northern Ireland 44
Republic of Ireland 86
European Union 208
Other 438
Total 13378

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 10634
Republic of Ireland 61
Europe (including European Union) 167
African Countries 27
Middle East or Asia 51
North America or Caribbean 57
Central America 2
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 48
None 2449

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8490
No Religion 3622
Buddhist 24
Hindu 22
Jewish 18
Muslim 36
Sikh 4
Other Religion 79
Not Stated 1083
Total 13378

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 2954
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1358
Self Employed 1363
Unemployed 263
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 422
Retired 2108
Looking After Home or Family 342
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 323
Other 127
Total 9260

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 116
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 334
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 22
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 51
Construction 609
RetailInc. Wholesale 930
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 277
Accommodation and Food 358
Information and Communication 143
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 163
Real Estate 82
Professional, Scientific and Technical 357
Administration 252
Public Administration and Defence 340
Education 527
HealthInc. Social Work 932
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 333
Total 5828