Information about the BR5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BR5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BR5 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 2897
Semi-Detached 9907
Terraced 4459
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3207
Flat (Converted) 240
Residence in Commercial Building 298
Caravan/Park/Temporary 39
Total 21047

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6705
Owned with Mortgage 7176
Shared Ownership 238
Rented: From Council 639
Rented: Other Social 3954
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1488
Rented: Other 171
Rent Free 173
Total 20544

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 5915
Two People 6646
Three People 3501
Four People 2910
Five People 1164
Six People 303
Seven People 73
8+ People 32
Total 20544

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 3187
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5011
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3019
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3541
Total 14758

Gender Back to Top

Male 23662
Female 26178
Total 49840

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 3715
5-7 2039
8-9 1239
10-14 3291
15 646
16-17 1425
18-19 1127
20-24 2796
25-29 2580
30-44 10064
45-59 9501
60-64 2830
65-74 4412
75-84 2982
85-89 817
90+ 376
Total 49840

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 12740
Married 18612
Divorced 3435
Separated 1152
Widowed 2912
Same Sex 59
Total 38910

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 23400
Good 17315
Fair 6563
Bad 1980
Very Bad 582
Total 49840

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) 9082
Apprenticeship 1255
2+ A Levels 4217
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6441
1-4 GCSEs 6302
No GCSEs 9727
Other 1886
Total 38910

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 43375
Mixed Ethnicity 1317
Indian 613
Pakistani 88
Bangladeshi 231
Chinese 426
Other Asian 593
Black African 2045
Black Caribbean 577
Other Black/African/Caribbean 287
Other 288
Total 49840

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 43305
Wales 266
Scotland 507
Northern Ireland 127
Republic of Ireland 383
European Union 1335
Other 3917
Total 49840

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 39571
Republic of Ireland 367
Europe (including European Union) 1394
African Countries 841
Middle East or Asia 511
North America or Caribbean 215
Central America 5
South America 75
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 156
None 7429

Religion Back to Top

Christian 30369
No Religion 13605
Buddhist 198
Hindu 452
Jewish 101
Muslim 958
Sikh 112
Other Religion 187
Not Stated 3858
Total 49840

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 13117
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4794
Self Employed 3375
Unemployed 1634
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2626
Retired 5092
Looking After Home or Family 2133
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1240
Other 724
Total 34735

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 54
Mining/Quarrying 19
Manufacturing 921
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 91
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 108
Construction 2104
RetailInc. Wholesale 3432
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1203
Accommodation and Food 871
Information and Communication 979
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1970
Real Estate 395
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1781
Administration 1172
Public Administration and Defence 1328
Education 2060
HealthInc. Social Work 2410
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1088
Total 21986