Information about the BS20 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BS20. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BS20 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 5451
Semi-Detached 3611
Terraced 1985
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2303
Flat (Converted) 257
Residence in Commercial Building 73
Caravan/Park/Temporary 103
Total 13783

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4971
Owned with Mortgage 5449
Shared Ownership 133
Rented: From Council 394
Rented: Other Social 831
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1363
Rented: Other 125
Rent Free 138
Total 13404

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 3845
Two People 5205
Three People 1888
Four People 1847
Five People 482
Six People 104
Seven People 18
8+ People 15
Total 13404

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 3072
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3151
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1673
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1448
Total 9344

Gender Back to Top

Male 15176
Female 15578
Total 30754

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 1978
5-7 1086
8-9 661
10-14 1753
15 332
16-17 637
18-19 522
20-24 1228
25-29 1540
30-44 6465
45-59 6078
60-64 2282
65-74 3388
75-84 1976
85-89 541
90+ 287
Total 30754

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 6154
Married 14027
Divorced 2350
Separated 549
Widowed 1816
Same Sex 48
Total 24944

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 15577
Good 10375
Fair 3573
Bad 946
Very Bad 283
Total 30754

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) 8817
Apprenticeship 1072
2+ A Levels 3099
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4079
1-4 GCSEs 3154
No GCSEs 3926
Other 797
Total 24944

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29972
Mixed Ethnicity 344
Indian 116
Pakistani 14
Bangladeshi 27
Chinese 80
Other Asian 79
Black African 29
Black Caribbean 16
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 74
Total 30754

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 27568
Wales 1002
Scotland 450
Northern Ireland 116
Republic of Ireland 147
European Union 556
Other 915
Total 30754

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26226
Republic of Ireland 160
Europe (including European Union) 432
African Countries 94
Middle East or Asia 105
North America or Caribbean 98
Central America 3
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 73
None 3767

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18951
No Religion 9111
Buddhist 80
Hindu 72
Jewish 23
Muslim 98
Sikh 34
Other Religion 106
Not Stated 2279
Total 30754

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 9408
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3435
Self Employed 2341
Unemployed 541
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1074
Retired 3926
Looking After Home or Family 665
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 491
Other 259
Total 22140

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 49
Mining/Quarrying 27
Manufacturing 1236
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 87
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 100
Construction 1172
RetailInc. Wholesale 2474
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 715
Accommodation and Food 588
Information and Communication 777
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1041
Real Estate 244
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1189
Administration 724
Public Administration and Defence 1315
Education 1491
HealthInc. Social Work 1765
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 677
Total 15671