Information about the BS1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BS1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BS1 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 127
Semi-Detached 268
Terraced 782
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6100
Flat (Converted) 1343
Residence in Commercial Building 464
Caravan/Park/Temporary 60
Total 9144

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 837
Owned with Mortgage 1021
Shared Ownership 143
Rented: From Council 1032
Rented: Other Social 1040
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3953
Rented: Other 226
Rent Free 167
Total 8419

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 4161
Two People 2553
Three People 697
Four People 466
Five People 259
Six People 174
Seven People 62
8+ People 47
Total 8419

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 2399
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3265
C2 - Skilled manual workers 697
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1321
Total 7682

Gender Back to Top

Male 9946
Female 8262
Total 18208

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
0-4 704
5-7 280
8-9 151
10-14 339
15 61
16-17 167
18-19 1460
20-24 5051
25-29 2846
30-44 3870
45-59 1852
60-64 471
65-74 542
75-84 304
85-89 77
90+ 33
Total 18208

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 12301
Married 2640
Divorced 1011
Separated 356
Widowed 315
Same Sex 50
Total 16673

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 9822
Good 6115
Fair 1560
Bad 540
Very Bad 171
Total 18208

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) 6815
Apprenticeship 172
2+ A Levels 4412
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1520
1-4 GCSEs 1134
No GCSEs 1528
Other 1092
Total 16673

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 12958
Mixed Ethnicity 861
Indian 539
Pakistani 220
Bangladeshi 83
Chinese 1028
Other Asian 421
Black African 1083
Black Caribbean 265
Other Black/African/Caribbean 348
Other 402
Total 18208

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 11678
Wales 600
Scotland 254
Northern Ireland 94
Republic of Ireland 163
European Union 1548
Other 3871
Total 18208

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 12568
Republic of Ireland 170
Europe (including European Union) 1794
African Countries 388
Middle East or Asia 1545
North America or Caribbean 292
Central America 18
South America 46
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 173
None 1576

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6103
No Religion 8023
Buddhist 311
Hindu 310
Jewish 52
Muslim 1559
Sikh 103
Other Religion 172
Not Stated 1575
Total 18208

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 5584
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1091
Self Employed 1025
Unemployed 643
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6067
Retired 633
Looking After Home or Family 302
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 557
Other 357
Total 16259

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 4
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 425
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 28
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 23
Construction 283
RetailInc. Wholesale 1162
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 249
Accommodation and Food 1022
Information and Communication 663
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 667
Real Estate 111
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1092
Administration 490
Public Administration and Defence 518
Education 871
HealthInc. Social Work 969
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 439
Total 9023