Information about the BS3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BS3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BS3 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 566
Semi-Detached 3209
Terraced 9304
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3801
Flat (Converted) 1740
Residence in Commercial Building 368
Caravan/Park/Temporary 23
Total 19011

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4197
Owned with Mortgage 5886
Shared Ownership 198
Rented: From Council 2063
Rented: Other Social 962
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4490
Rented: Other 270
Rent Free 207
Total 18273

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 6197
Two People 6490
Three People 2704
Four People 2070
Five People 573
Six People 180
Seven People 42
8+ People 17
Total 18273

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 4329
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4888
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2567
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3037
Total 14821

Gender Back to Top

Male 20107
Female 20177
Total 40284

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 2678
5-7 1111
8-9 625
10-14 1633
15 337
16-17 702
18-19 721
20-24 3277
25-29 4928
30-44 11003
45-59 6474
60-64 1778
65-74 2460
75-84 1774
85-89 509
90+ 274
Total 40284

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 17116
Married 11406
Divorced 2742
Separated 697
Widowed 1811
Same Sex 128
Total 33900

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 19748
Good 13502
Fair 4851
Bad 1680
Very Bad 503
Total 40284

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) 13147
Apprenticeship 1049
2+ A Levels 3835
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3951
1-4 GCSEs 3852
No GCSEs 6676
Other 1390
Total 33900

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 36544
Mixed Ethnicity 1338
Indian 287
Pakistani 365
Bangladeshi 88
Chinese 205
Other Asian 302
Black African 442
Black Caribbean 249
Other Black/African/Caribbean 215
Other 249
Total 40284

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 33817
Wales 1086
Scotland 512
Northern Ireland 168
Republic of Ireland 294
European Union 2019
Other 2388
Total 40284

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30878
Republic of Ireland 307
Europe (including European Union) 2011
African Countries 201
Middle East or Asia 482
North America or Caribbean 231
Central America 11
South America 63
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 243
None 6330

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17673
No Religion 17599
Buddhist 258
Hindu 180
Jewish 61
Muslim 847
Sikh 40
Other Religion 283
Not Stated 3343
Total 40284

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 15074
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4344
Self Employed 2911
Unemployed 1230
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2181
Retired 2749
Looking After Home or Family 971
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1288
Other 595
Total 31343

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 40
Mining/Quarrying 21
Manufacturing 1414
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 71
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 147
Construction 1556
RetailInc. Wholesale 2897
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 818
Accommodation and Food 1314
Information and Communication 1637
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1606
Real Estate 302
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2267
Administration 1174
Public Administration and Defence 1321
Education 2634
HealthInc. Social Work 2703
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1155
Total 23077