Information about the BS21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BS21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BS21 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 3137
Semi-Detached 3415
Terraced 2139
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1094
Flat (Converted) 941
Residence in Commercial Building 113
Caravan/Park/Temporary 148
Total 10987

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4193
Owned with Mortgage 3964
Shared Ownership 59
Rented: From Council 231
Rented: Other Social 524
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1397
Rented: Other 148
Rent Free 103
Total 10619

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 3289
Two People 4060
Three People 1466
Four People 1308
Five People 378
Six People 97
Seven People 15
8+ People 6
Total 10619

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 1884
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2332
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1638
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1363
Total 7217

Gender Back to Top

Male 11717
Female 12564
Total 24281

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 1164
5-7 702
8-9 471
10-14 1317
15 312
16-17 548
18-19 431
20-24 1113
25-29 1166
30-44 4340
45-59 5434
60-64 1769
65-74 2675
75-84 1848
85-89 620
90+ 371
Total 24281

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 5266
Married 10790
Divorced 2006
Separated 465
Widowed 1742
Same Sex 46
Total 20315

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 11392
Good 8463
Fair 3269
Bad 907
Very Bad 250
Total 24281

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) 6016
Apprenticeship 977
2+ A Levels 2636
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3456
1-4 GCSEs 2739
No GCSEs 3711
Other 780
Total 20315

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 23852
Mixed Ethnicity 167
Indian 47
Pakistani 8
Bangladeshi 56
Chinese 38
Other Asian 51
Black African 14
Black Caribbean 22
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 17
Total 24281

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21924
Wales 684
Scotland 368
Northern Ireland 74
Republic of Ireland 108
European Union 507
Other 616
Total 24281

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 19957
Republic of Ireland 100
Europe (including European Union) 383
African Countries 37
Middle East or Asia 103
North America or Caribbean 59
Central America 2
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 54
None 3732

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14904
No Religion 7202
Buddhist 75
Hindu 18
Jewish 6
Muslim 98
Sikh 7
Other Religion 134
Not Stated 1837
Total 24281

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 6992
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2853
Self Employed 2009
Unemployed 401
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 949
Retired 3015
Looking After Home or Family 511
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 520
Other 226
Total 17476

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 112
Mining/Quarrying 18
Manufacturing 1176
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 52
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 123
Construction 951
RetailInc. Wholesale 1974
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 555
Accommodation and Food 526
Information and Communication 480
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 661
Real Estate 179
Professional, Scientific and Technical 868
Administration 675
Public Administration and Defence 654
Education 1032
HealthInc. Social Work 1622
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 593
Total 12251