Information about the BN5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN5 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 1526
Semi-Detached 1055
Terraced 475
Flat (Purpose-Built) 307
Flat (Converted) 53
Residence in Commercial Building 47
Caravan/Park/Temporary 25
Total 3488

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1452
Owned with Mortgage 1092
Shared Ownership 11
Rented: From Council 42
Rented: Other Social 358
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 338
Rented: Other 48
Rent Free 42
Total 3383

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 952
Two People 1323
Three People 470
Four People 440
Five People 150
Six People 40
Seven People 2
8+ People 6
Total 3383

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 690
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 722
C2 - Skilled manual workers 413
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 299
Total 2124

Gender Back to Top

Male 3768
Female 4186
Total 7954

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
0-4 377
5-7 279
8-9 175
10-14 438
15 96
16-17 198
18-19 159
20-24 296
25-29 262
30-44 1257
45-59 1810
60-64 600
65-74 1003
75-84 665
85-89 184
90+ 155
Total 7954

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 1567
Married 3677
Divorced 564
Separated 153
Widowed 607
Same Sex 21
Total 6589

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 3825
Good 2764
Fair 1019
Bad 275
Very Bad 71
Total 7954

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) 2203
Apprenticeship 230
2+ A Levels 732
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1094
1-4 GCSEs 828
No GCSEs 1232
Other 270
Total 6589

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 7732
Mixed Ethnicity 81
Indian 28
Bangladeshi 11
Chinese 21
Other Asian 44
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 19
Total 7954

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 7184
Wales 75
Scotland 103
Northern Ireland 22
Republic of Ireland 44
European Union 155
Other 371
Total 7954

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 6804
Republic of Ireland 50
Europe (including European Union) 132
African Countries 21
Middle East or Asia 51
North America or Caribbean 39
Central America 0
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 41
None 881

Religion Back to Top

Christian 5192
No Religion 1955
Buddhist 34
Hindu 7
Jewish 24
Muslim 25
Sikh 3
Other Religion 45
Not Stated 669
Total 7954

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 1788
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 808
Self Employed 1016
Unemployed 148
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 337
Retired 1005
Looking After Home or Family 265
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 118
Other 100
Total 5585

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 75
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 267
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 20
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 31
Construction 339
RetailInc. Wholesale 575
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 165
Accommodation and Food 177
Information and Communication 149
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 178
Real Estate 79
Professional, Scientific and Technical 332
Administration 212
Public Administration and Defence 133
Education 351
HealthInc. Social Work 417
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 240
Total 3741