Information about the BN3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN3 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 3587
Semi-Detached 7045
Terraced 4587
Flat (Purpose-Built) 11091
Flat (Converted) 13358
Residence in Commercial Building 751
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 40423

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 9113
Owned with Mortgage 11748
Shared Ownership 215
Rented: From Council 2171
Rented: Other Social 1498
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12623
Rented: Other 568
Rent Free 485
Total 38421

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 15236
Two People 12742
Three People 5164
Four People 3689
Five People 1148
Six People 351
Seven People 59
8+ People 32
Total 38421

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 9825
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 11442
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3998
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5074
Total 30339

Gender Back to Top

Male 40073
Female 40799
Total 80872

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 4841
5-7 2538
8-9 1418
10-14 3726
15 706
16-17 1505
18-19 1365
20-24 5007
25-29 7317
30-44 22030
45-59 14846
60-64 3812
65-74 5279
75-84 4010
85-89 1507
90+ 965
Total 80872

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 31060
Married 23218
Divorced 6665
Separated 1820
Widowed 4306
Same Sex 574
Total 67643

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 40556
Good 26591
Fair 9543
Bad 3213
Very Bad 969
Total 80872

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) 28549
Apprenticeship 1299
2+ A Levels 8093
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8611
1-4 GCSEs 7033
No GCSEs 10092
Other 3966
Total 67643

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 71505
Mixed Ethnicity 3269
Indian 867
Pakistani 208
Bangladeshi 494
Chinese 684
Other Asian 1061
Black African 747
Black Caribbean 251
Other Black/African/Caribbean 133
Other 1653
Total 80872

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 63477
Wales 923
Scotland 1461
Northern Ireland 478
Republic of Ireland 917
European Union 5094
Other 8522
Total 80872

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 64762
Republic of Ireland 1017
Europe (including European Union) 5468
African Countries 755
Middle East or Asia 1578
North America or Caribbean 754
Central America 38
South America 285
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 654
None 7411

Religion Back to Top

Christian 36363
No Religion 31450
Buddhist 757
Hindu 534
Jewish 1501
Muslim 2315
Sikh 108
Other Religion 680
Not Stated 7164
Total 80872

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 24806
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 8189
Self Employed 9209
Unemployed 2297
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4942
Retired 5948
Looking After Home or Family 2200
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2421
Other 1149
Total 61161

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 38
Mining/Quarrying 34
Manufacturing 1717
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 468
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 175
Construction 2406
RetailInc. Wholesale 5547
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1888
Accommodation and Food 2606
Information and Communication 3025
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3394
Real Estate 891
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3936
Administration 2224
Public Administration and Defence 1931
Education 5086
HealthInc. Social Work 5485
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2875
Total 43726