Information about the BN6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN6 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 3517
Semi-Detached 2742
Terraced 1121
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1023
Flat (Converted) 207
Residence in Commercial Building 131
Caravan/Park/Temporary 20
Total 8761

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3570
Owned with Mortgage 2880
Shared Ownership 52
Rented: From Council 113
Rented: Other Social 794
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 793
Rented: Other 86
Rent Free 142
Total 8430

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 2380
Two People 3095
Three People 1176
Four People 1270
Five People 388
Six People 100
Seven People 10
8+ People 11
Total 8430

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 2009
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1853
C2 - Skilled manual workers 933
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 691
Total 5486

Gender Back to Top

Male 9695
Female 10589
Total 20284

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 1147
5-7 697
8-9 472
10-14 1371
15 227
16-17 474
18-19 384
20-24 884
25-29 750
30-44 3672
45-59 4190
60-64 1430
65-74 2146
75-84 1669
85-89 497
90+ 274
Total 20284

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 4214
Married 8924
Divorced 1386
Separated 379
Widowed 1410
Same Sex 57
Total 16370

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 10464
Good 6655
Fair 2417
Bad 589
Very Bad 159
Total 20284

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) 6194
Apprenticeship 520
2+ A Levels 2017
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2579
1-4 GCSEs 1897
No GCSEs 2528
Other 635
Total 16370

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19752
Mixed Ethnicity 267
Indian 60
Pakistani 12
Bangladeshi 32
Chinese 31
Other Asian 62
Black African 18
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 31
Total 20284

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 18256
Wales 214
Scotland 311
Northern Ireland 65
Republic of Ireland 139
European Union 381
Other 918
Total 20284

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17510
Republic of Ireland 144
Europe (including European Union) 374
African Countries 61
Middle East or Asia 98
North America or Caribbean 114
Central America 3
South America 13
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 126
None 2137

Religion Back to Top

Christian 12329
No Religion 5846
Buddhist 76
Hindu 44
Jewish 82
Muslim 78
Sikh 14
Other Religion 118
Not Stated 1697
Total 20284

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 4946
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2084
Self Employed 2292
Unemployed 317
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 929
Retired 2282
Looking After Home or Family 556
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 341
Other 183
Total 13930

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 123
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 523
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 49
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 47
Construction 740
RetailInc. Wholesale 1291
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 459
Accommodation and Food 379
Information and Communication 448
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 651
Real Estate 181
Professional, Scientific and Technical 893
Administration 478
Public Administration and Defence 437
Education 1184
HealthInc. Social Work 1172
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 579
Total 9639