Information about the BS23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BS23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BS23 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 2002
Semi-Detached 4350
Terraced 2347
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4684
Flat (Converted) 4623
Residence in Commercial Building 391
Caravan/Park/Temporary 140
Total 18537

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4612
Owned with Mortgage 4291
Shared Ownership 70
Rented: From Council 1208
Rented: Other Social 1544
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4773
Rented: Other 278
Rent Free 232
Total 17008

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 7420
Two People 5406
Three People 2008
Four People 1436
Five People 508
Six People 166
Seven People 32
8+ People 32
Total 17008

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 1642
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3364
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2748
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4397
Total 12151

Gender Back to Top

Male 17369
Female 18307
Total 35676

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 1900
5-7 1011
8-9 580
10-14 1729
15 344
16-17 803
18-19 948
20-24 2162
25-29 2350
30-44 6742
45-59 6915
60-64 2301
65-74 3590
75-84 2603
85-89 999
90+ 699
Total 35676

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 10418
Married 11591
Divorced 4047
Separated 1009
Widowed 2959
Same Sex 88
Total 30112

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 13660
Good 12598
Fair 6321
Bad 2391
Very Bad 706
Total 35676

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) 6143
Apprenticeship 1175
2+ A Levels 3472
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5117
1-4 GCSEs 4349
No GCSEs 8219
Other 1637
Total 30112

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 34062
Mixed Ethnicity 488
Indian 254
Pakistani 13
Bangladeshi 122
Chinese 182
Other Asian 182
Black African 168
Black Caribbean 70
Other Black/African/Caribbean 20
Other 115
Total 35676

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 30688
Wales 1040
Scotland 532
Northern Ireland 123
Republic of Ireland 227
European Union 1738
Other 1328
Total 35676

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24549
Republic of Ireland 155
Europe (including European Union) 1519
African Countries 179
Middle East or Asia 356
North America or Caribbean 89
Central America 0
South America 16
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 70
None 8941

Religion Back to Top

Christian 20381
No Religion 11622
Buddhist 144
Hindu 66
Jewish 47
Muslim 287
Sikh 8
Other Religion 248
Not Stated 2873
Total 35676

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 8803
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3792
Self Employed 2242
Unemployed 1304
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1652
Retired 4035
Looking After Home or Family 1037
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2237
Other 709
Total 25811

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 150
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 1233
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 47
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 209
Construction 1108
RetailInc. Wholesale 2953
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 758
Accommodation and Food 1237
Information and Communication 369
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 498
Real Estate 232
Professional, Scientific and Technical 660
Administration 715
Public Administration and Defence 736
Education 1062
HealthInc. Social Work 2696
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 759
Total 15435