Information about the BS26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BS26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BS26 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 1341
Semi-Detached 500
Terraced 327
Flat (Purpose-Built) 105
Flat (Converted) 99
Residence in Commercial Building 21
Caravan/Park/Temporary 26
Total 2419

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 950
Owned with Mortgage 900
Shared Ownership 7
Rented: From Council 91
Rented: Other Social 52
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 242
Rented: Other 28
Rent Free 32
Total 2302

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 504
Two People 935
Three People 337
Four People 389
Five People 104
Six People 30
Seven People 2
8+ People 1
Total 2302

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 565
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 476
C2 - Skilled manual workers 370
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 230
Total 1641

Gender Back to Top

Male 2825
Female 2908
Total 5733

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
0-4 247
5-7 175
8-9 134
10-14 394
15 95
16-17 165
18-19 131
20-24 253
25-29 172
30-44 924
45-59 1471
60-64 514
65-74 658
75-84 299
85-89 63
90+ 38
Total 5733

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 1124
Married 2768
Divorced 445
Separated 91
Widowed 247
Same Sex 13
Total 4688

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 2986
Good 1837
Fair 658
Bad 180
Very Bad 72
Total 5733

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) 1707
Apprenticeship 179
2+ A Levels 570
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 834
1-4 GCSEs 571
No GCSEs 679
Other 148
Total 4688

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 5634
Mixed Ethnicity 52
Indian 12
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 2
Other Asian 21
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 4
Total 5733

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 5225
Wales 111
Scotland 71
Northern Ireland 23
Republic of Ireland 28
European Union 96
Other 179
Total 5733

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 4898
Republic of Ireland 27
Europe (including European Union) 69
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 22
North America or Caribbean 20
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 17
None 713

Religion Back to Top

Christian 3772
No Religion 1436
Buddhist 23
Hindu 7
Jewish 5
Muslim 8
Sikh 3
Other Religion 26
Not Stated 453
Total 5733

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 1423
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 645
Self Employed 774
Unemployed 92
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 304
Retired 714
Looking After Home or Family 150
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 130
Other 56
Total 4288

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 120
Mining/Quarrying 21
Manufacturing 219
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 16
Construction 221
RetailInc. Wholesale 448
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 96
Accommodation and Food 192
Information and Communication 120
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 112
Real Estate 55
Professional, Scientific and Technical 245
Administration 111
Public Administration and Defence 142
Education 351
HealthInc. Social Work 351
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 134
Total 2960