Information about the BR2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BR2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BR2 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 4404
Semi-Detached 7196
Terraced 4049
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5174
Flat (Converted) 1041
Residence in Commercial Building 327
Caravan/Park/Temporary 47
Total 22238

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7683
Owned with Mortgage 8417
Shared Ownership 130
Rented: From Council 207
Rented: Other Social 1718
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2845
Rented: Other 172
Rent Free 187
Total 21359

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 6469
Two People 6812
Three People 3618
Four People 3085
Five People 1070
Six People 250
Seven People 34
8+ People 21
Total 21359

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 5198
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5916
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2304
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2073
Total 15491

Gender Back to Top

Male 24517
Female 26196
Total 50713

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 3128
5-7 1809
8-9 1174
10-14 3082
15 618
16-17 1284
18-19 1014
20-24 2609
25-29 2902
30-44 10956
45-59 10392
60-64 3150
65-74 4217
75-84 3110
85-89 825
90+ 443
Total 50713

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 13348
Married 20295
Divorced 3341
Separated 1032
Widowed 2801
Same Sex 85
Total 40902

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 26228
Good 17164
Fair 5510
Bad 1431
Very Bad 380
Total 50713

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) 14522
Apprenticeship 1109
2+ A Levels 4846
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6705
1-4 GCSEs 5366
No GCSEs 6422
Other 1932
Total 40902

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 43769
Mixed Ethnicity 1712
Indian 1157
Pakistani 175
Bangladeshi 166
Chinese 447
Other Asian 899
Black African 998
Black Caribbean 615
Other Black/African/Caribbean 231
Other 544
Total 50713

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 42349
Wales 430
Scotland 653
Northern Ireland 193
Republic of Ireland 511
European Union 1784
Other 4793
Total 50713

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 43087
Republic of Ireland 599
Europe (including European Union) 1987
African Countries 667
Middle East or Asia 783
North America or Caribbean 339
Central America 9
South America 108
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 299
None 3906

Religion Back to Top

Christian 30711
No Religion 13146
Buddhist 269
Hindu 929
Jewish 187
Muslim 1240
Sikh 119
Other Religion 161
Not Stated 3951
Total 50713

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 15122
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4770
Self Employed 4830
Unemployed 1286
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2588
Retired 4916
Looking After Home or Family 1660
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 739
Other 613
Total 36524

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 19
Mining/Quarrying 27
Manufacturing 863
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 78
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 84
Construction 2130
RetailInc. Wholesale 3120
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 921
Accommodation and Food 845
Information and Communication 1501
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2547
Real Estate 532
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2691
Administration 1276
Public Administration and Defence 1761
Education 2662
HealthInc. Social Work 2842
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1499
Total 25398