Information about the BS2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BS2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BS2 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 263
Semi-Detached 629
Terraced 2787
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4992
Flat (Converted) 1348
Residence in Commercial Building 323
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 10351

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1062
Owned with Mortgage 1432
Shared Ownership 198
Rented: From Council 1828
Rented: Other Social 1571
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3325
Rented: Other 228
Rent Free 206
Total 9850

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 4209
Two People 2940
Three People 1163
Four People 760
Five People 361
Six People 255
Seven People 84
8+ People 78
Total 9850

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 1931
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3253
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1075
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2519
Total 8778

Gender Back to Top

Male 12057
Female 10751
Total 22808

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 1670
5-7 810
8-9 433
10-14 1025
15 184
16-17 325
18-19 1219
20-24 4393
25-29 3059
30-44 5181
45-59 2560
60-64 565
65-74 767
75-84 462
85-89 103
90+ 52
Total 22808

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 12550
Married 3606
Divorced 1401
Separated 547
Widowed 523
Same Sex 59
Total 18686

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 11574
Good 7711
Fair 2300
Bad 946
Very Bad 277
Total 22808

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) 6716
Apprenticeship 195
2+ A Levels 3961
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2008
1-4 GCSEs 1723
No GCSEs 2706
Other 1377
Total 18686

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13194
Mixed Ethnicity 1465
Indian 522
Pakistani 709
Bangladeshi 146
Chinese 533
Other Asian 369
Black African 2652
Black Caribbean 1163
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1546
Other 509
Total 22808

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 14652
Wales 624
Scotland 236
Northern Ireland 82
Republic of Ireland 190
European Union 1724
Other 5300
Total 22808

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16228
Republic of Ireland 179
Europe (including European Union) 2135
African Countries 492
Middle East or Asia 999
North America or Caribbean 386
Central America 9
South America 61
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 137
None 2561

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7020
No Religion 8543
Buddhist 250
Hindu 266
Jewish 56
Muslim 4017
Sikh 134
Other Religion 298
Not Stated 2224
Total 22808

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 5828
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1877
Self Employed 1338
Unemployed 1166
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4921
Retired 841
Looking After Home or Family 643
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 887
Other 568
Total 18069

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 9
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 427
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 30
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 28
Construction 349
RetailInc. Wholesale 1436
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 415
Accommodation and Food 1043
Information and Communication 568
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 587
Real Estate 140
Professional, Scientific and Technical 839
Administration 663
Public Administration and Defence 507
Education 1144
HealthInc. Social Work 1446
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 550
Total 10187