Information about the BN42 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN42. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN42 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 884
Semi-Detached 2142
Terraced 908
Flat (Purpose-Built) 756
Flat (Converted) 263
Residence in Commercial Building 82
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 5036

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1771
Owned with Mortgage 1792
Shared Ownership 33
Rented: From Council 635
Rented: Other Social 107
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 488
Rented: Other 61
Rent Free 52
Total 4939

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 1446
Two People 1673
Three People 862
Four People 676
Five People 203
Six People 59
Seven People 16
8+ People 4
Total 4939

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 606
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1126
C2 - Skilled manual workers 889
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 728
Total 3349

Gender Back to Top

Male 5642
Female 6024
Total 11666

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
0-4 659
5-7 398
8-9 257
10-14 650
15 153
16-17 298
18-19 259
20-24 637
25-29 569
30-44 2290
45-59 2379
60-64 745
65-74 1174
75-84 838
85-89 225
90+ 135
Total 11666

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 2913
Married 4533
Divorced 947
Separated 247
Widowed 882
Same Sex 27
Total 9549

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 5086
Good 4232
Fair 1681
Bad 514
Very Bad 153
Total 11666

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) 2009
Apprenticeship 415
2+ A Levels 1074
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1586
1-4 GCSEs 1561
No GCSEs 2418
Other 486
Total 9549

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11041
Mixed Ethnicity 192
Indian 73
Pakistani 28
Bangladeshi 61
Chinese 39
Other Asian 56
Black African 55
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 104
Total 11666

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 10596
Wales 74
Scotland 104
Northern Ireland 49
Republic of Ireland 67
European Union 242
Other 534
Total 11666

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9508
Republic of Ireland 55
Europe (including European Union) 234
African Countries 64
Middle East or Asia 81
North America or Caribbean 32
Central America 1
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 16
None 1769

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6789
No Religion 3672
Buddhist 51
Hindu 48
Jewish 67
Muslim 164
Sikh 8
Other Religion 69
Not Stated 798
Total 11666

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 2993
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1440
Self Employed 1008
Unemployed 316
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 513
Retired 1287
Looking After Home or Family 349
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 309
Other 136
Total 8351

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 15
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 373
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 101
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 42
Construction 629
RetailInc. Wholesale 1005
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 321
Accommodation and Food 224
Information and Communication 138
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 324
Real Estate 78
Professional, Scientific and Technical 272
Administration 259
Public Administration and Defence 256
Education 507
HealthInc. Social Work 767
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 306
Total 5622