Information about the BS16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BS16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BS16 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 6020
Semi-Detached 11269
Terraced 9699
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4848
Flat (Converted) 1188
Residence in Commercial Building 407
Caravan/Park/Temporary 87
Total 33518

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 10135
Owned with Mortgage 11973
Shared Ownership 162
Rented: From Council 2020
Rented: Other Social 2359
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4693
Rented: Other 629
Rent Free 426
Total 32397

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 9819
Two People 10993
Three People 4819
Four People 4434
Five People 1590
Six People 523
Seven People 140
8+ People 79
Total 32397

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 6039
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8070
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4878
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4908
Total 23895

Gender Back to Top

Male 39477
Female 40364
Total 79841

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 5319
5-7 2850
8-9 1751
10-14 4484
15 983
16-17 1950
18-19 3203
20-24 6106
25-29 5006
30-44 16675
45-59 14677
60-64 4209
65-74 6208
75-84 4393
85-89 1342
90+ 685
Total 79841

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 23571
Married 29444
Divorced 5429
Separated 1507
Widowed 4355
Same Sex 148
Total 64454

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 38860
Good 27289
Fair 9875
Bad 2913
Very Bad 904
Total 79841

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) 17822
Apprenticeship 2941
2+ A Levels 10291
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 9857
1-4 GCSEs 8480
No GCSEs 12285
Other 2778
Total 64454

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 69904
Mixed Ethnicity 2205
Indian 1196
Pakistani 1515
Bangladeshi 388
Chinese 527
Other Asian 672
Black African 1181
Black Caribbean 1076
Other Black/African/Caribbean 538
Other 639
Total 79841

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 68675
Wales 2005
Scotland 797
Northern Ireland 257
Republic of Ireland 402
European Union 2255
Other 5450
Total 79841

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 62996
Republic of Ireland 367
Europe (including European Union) 2266
African Countries 640
Middle East or Asia 1134
North America or Caribbean 331
Central America 18
South America 42
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 199
None 12559

Religion Back to Top

Christian 44038
No Religion 24665
Buddhist 312
Hindu 464
Jewish 61
Muslim 3108
Sikh 709
Other Religion 384
Not Stated 6100
Total 79841

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 22876
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 8658
Self Employed 4904
Unemployed 1860
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7414
Retired 7069
Looking After Home or Family 2125
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2100
Other 1028
Total 58034

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 90
Mining/Quarrying 25
Manufacturing 3022
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 178
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 223
Construction 3205
RetailInc. Wholesale 5849
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1686
Accommodation and Food 1778
Information and Communication 1645
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2428
Real Estate 512
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2330
Administration 1735
Public Administration and Defence 3093
Education 3658
HealthInc. Social Work 5802
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1605
Total 38864